Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing

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Published USA, 2018
Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation - practised without an awareness of trauma - can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. Instructed to pay close, sustained attention to their inner world, survivors can experience flashbacks, dissociation and even retraumatization.  The author distils five key principles for trauma-sensitive mindfulness. Covering the role of attention, arousal, relationship, dissociation and social context within trauma-related practice, David Treleaven offers 36 specific modifications designed to support survivors' safety and stability.

David Treleaven is an educator and psychotherapist in San Francisco.
Hardback. 238 pages


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