Archives for December 2018

More Noticing and Less Reacting to Trauma

One way to begin to cultivate and maintain an active awareness of the many troubling manifestations of past trauma in your life is to periodically check-in with yourself throughout the day using a guided meditation called the Three Minute Breathing Space.
Borrowed from the evidence-based toolkit of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), this brief meditation can help you become more keenly aware of the presence of any trauma-related thoughts, feelings, and body sensations as a form of self-care and crisis prevention. Like a snow ball caught before it can roll down the mountain to pick-up size and speed, we can frequently use this meditation to proactively intervene when we notice subtle signs of trauma-related distress before they grow big enough to overwhelm us. You are welcome to give it a try if you would like by clicking the following link: https://binged.it/2SjacmG