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Trauma-Informed Meditation

Free Meditation Classes for Trauma Survivors

 

Free Trauma-Informed Meditation Classes!

Free to sign up, Free to participate. All classes are lead by a trauma-informed, meditation facilitator and held virtually on Zoom.

Meditation can be an integral part of healing for trauma survivors, and an integral part of every day life for virtually anyone.  Scroll down to learn more about this program and register for an upcoming class!

Upcoming Class: September 19-22, 2022 - Full

Evening: 7pm eastern

Next Class coming in October 2022.

Classes are typically 90 minutes in length.

After the initial 4 day class, the facilitator will offer follow ups a week later and beyond for those who’d like to continue learning and practicing together.

You can watch an introductory video on this program by checking out the Free, “Learn More” resource. Also included are samples of most of our programs so you can see what they’re about.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. We keep the classes small so everyone has the opportunity to ask questions and interact if they choose.

What is Trauma-Informed Meditation, and how does this program work?

In addition to helping reduce stress, anxiety and depression, meditation is often used as an intervention to support healing from trauma. 

Many types of meditation involve focusing your mind on one thing (your breath, a sound, an object, or your thoughts to name a few.)  While this can be helpful, some people find it difficult to focus their mind.  This class teaches a type of meditation that doesn’t involve focus but instead allows you to let go of your mind while also redirecting it inward.  Because the technique doesn’t involve mental effort to focus, it can make it easier to do.

While the purpose of the class is to help people affect change in their lives, there are no instructions on how to live your life when you’re not meditating or philosophy incorporated into the class.  If the technique works for you; trauma you have experienced can loosen its grip.  You may also experience other benefits; keep in mind, like all types of meditation, the results are different for different people. 

Generally speaking, the effects that letting go of your mind will have on you personally could come within a few days, for others it can longer. Most will know for sure if this practice of meditation is helpful within the first month. We encourage to try it and see how you feel.

The course includes a small group of people on four consecutive evenings for about 60-90 minutes each night.  If, after the four days, you decide to incorporate this technique into your daily life, there are follow up classes at 1 week, 2 weeks and 4 weeks after the course to ensure you continue to practice correctly and effectively. 

Throughout the class, it often takes on a feel of becoming a mini-community, which can help you and others feel connected in new and meaningful ways. 

This class is open to anyone, regardless of ever having done any meditation in the past. Simply come as you are, with an open mind.

Very Important – When registering for for this program, it is necessary to attend the Day 1 class, Live. If you cannot attend on the first day, please schedule for a future class that fits your schedule better. 

Program Information

Monthly Classes

This program typically has two 2 classes per month, a morning and evening class, each running for 4 consecutive days. Classes typically run 90 minutes per day.

Virtual 

All classes are held via Zoom, and by pre-registration only.

Rules & Guidelines

To participate in this, or any program offered by CPTSD Foundation, you agree to adhere to the rules and guidelines for our programs.

Completely Free

This program is completely free, you only need to pre-register to secure your spot. Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Safe Atmosphere

We facilitate a safe atmosphere on every call, free from bullying, invalidation, or minimizing. Everyone is respected, encouraged, and validated for who they are.

Leadership

Your meditation facilitator is experienced and trauma-informed, and holds a safe space, free from judgment and invalidation.

Applicable to Healing

The practice of meditation helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and is often used as an intervention to support healing from trauma.

Your Voice Matters

We value your input. We encourage you to share project ideas, provide feedback on how we can improve, and be proud to show off your creative work.

Have a Question?

Contact us anytime for help. Our team is happy to answer questions for you and address any concerns you have. 

Your Trauma-Informed Meditation Facilitator

Adam worked as an advertising copywriter before transitioning to a career in social services.  He has since worked for organizations that help the homeless, people returning from incarceration, domestic violence survivors, individuals on welfare and military veterans.  He has meditated regularly since the 1990’s, gone on many silent meditation retreats and has taught meditation in New York City jails; at nonprofits including a drug treatment center and homeless shelter; to therapists and to other individuals interested in the benefits of meditation.

Adam Friedman

CPTSD Foundation Trauma-Informed Meditation Facilitator

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The Trauma-Informed Meditation programs meets monthly, for a 4 day class. We keep the calendar updated with all of the programs available at CPTSD Foundation

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