Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears -As we begin to wrap up our exploration of some of the most common mental health issues people face, today we’ll turn our attention to trauma.
The experience of a traumatic event is not a rare one. In fact, 50-60% of all people will experience a trauma at least once in their lifetime. While a traumatic event in and of itself may be relatively short in duration, the impact of trauma can ripple outwards long after the initial event is over.
In this episode of Mindfulness Off the Cushion, we’ll provide a brief overview of trauma, how it impacts the brain and body, and how mindfulness-based treatments can help heal the long-term effects of experiencing trauma. We’ll also touch on situations in which formal mindfulness meditation may not be the best treatment for a person who has been traumatized, offering alternative, grounding approaches to working with post-traumatic stress.
Season 2 Special Guest Dr. Richard W. Sears, PsyD PhD MBA, core faculty of PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute & University and Director of The Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation.
Co-host Claudio Barrientos, Certified Mindfulness Instructor at Austin Mindfulness Center.