Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 28: Mindfulness and Trauma

Posted on March 27, 2018

Episode 28: Mindfulness and Trauma

Few things have impacted psychology, education, wellness, and pretty much every other human endeavor like mindfulness. With advance to technology and neurobiology, practices dating back thousands of years are demonstrating incredible measurable effects in brain scans. Also, mindfulness practices are showing practical results in academic achievement, psychological well-being, combating burnout, social and emotional intelligence, and immune functioning. One of the most exciting findings of mindfulness research is how it helps heal a traumatized brain. In this episode, Melissa Springstead joins Matt, Curt, and Jerry to discuss these findings and how we might integrate mindfulness into our work and our own self-care.

Discussion questions:

  • Define what mindfulness means to you?
  • How do you think mindfulness might help those you work with?
  • Do you have any thoughts on how you could implement mindfulness in your settings?
  • Are you doing any mindfulness practices on your own? Do you have interest in starting a practice?

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