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Mindfulness Meditation: A Trauma Sensitive Lens

Mindfulness meditation has become a bit of a buzzword over the last few decades--and for good reason! Mindfulness is a powerful, evidenced-based tool for stress reduction and has a rightful place in mental health treatment. However, let's embark on this path with awareness, particularly if you have experienced trauma or are dealing with PTSD. While the benefits from this practice are wonderful for your mental and physical health, I want to encourage you to explore the potential challenges that many people face when they begin to explore meditation for the first time, and empower you to skillfully navigate these obstacles with the gentleness of self-compassion.  The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation: Soothing Stress and Anxiety: Mindfulness meditation invites you to anchor your attention in the present moment. This shift from dwelling on the past or worrying about the future can be a source of tranquility, easing the grip of anxiety.  Embracing Emotional Equilibrium: Through mindfu