What I’ve come to understand is that trauma is created when, and wherever we have created separation in ourselves. Separation is created when we have had any kind of experience where our feeling response was traumatic, meaning more painful, or fearful than we were able to tolerate in that moment. Our response was to separate from ourselves ‘in’ the … [Read more...] about Understanding Trauma
Mindfulness in English is referring to the Pali word sati used as a central tenet of the Buddha’s teachings some 2500 years ago. Sati does not easily translate into English and mindfulness has become common parlance as an approximation of the subtler connotations of awareness, attention and remembering. As such there are varying interpretations of the … [Read more...] about What Is Mindfulness & How Is It Healing?