Trauma and Mindfulness
A Daylong Retreat with Pawan Bareja
Sunday, November 20th
In this daylong, we will start to work with the traumatic responses in our bodies, which can inhibit our daily lives through stress and anxiety. We will be empowered to hold our 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 us free up our energy so we feel more settled, grounded and calm in our everyday lives. People of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.
Open to all.
Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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, San Francisco Insight 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 half daylong retreat will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864