Trauma and Mindfulness

A Daylong Retreat with Pawan Bareja, PhD

Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:00am-4:30pm
San Francisco

In this daylong, you will start to work with the traumatic responses in your body, which can inhibit your daily life through stress and anxiety. You will be empowered to hold your trauma responses using somatic (body-based) skills and mindfulness meditation tools. Specifically, the mindfulness practices of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity will be used to help you free up your energy so you feel more settled, grounded and calm in your everyday life. People of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.

Online registration is now closed, but we do have space left for walk-ins the morning of. Hope to see you there!

Cost: Sliding Scale $35-$75, plus dana to the teacher. 
Scholarships and Work Study available; no one is turned away for lack of funds.

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Pawan Bareja, PhD has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2001. She is a Buddhist Ritual Minister and a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock. She taught several daylongs at Spirit Rock and at East Bay Meditation Center on healing trauma using mindfulness. She also taught the current healing trauma class series at Spirit Rock and San Francisco Insight. In her private practice as Trauma Resolution Practitioner, she works with a diverse population of clients and teaches mindfulness meditation. For the past 10 years, Pawan has been a senior assistant Somatic Experiencing trauma healing trainings and has traveled to India to teach this work to professional care providers.

This daylong will be held at Against the Stream’s San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. 

Please bring a lunch. Cushions and chairs will be available.