Originally this interview was published exclusively on YouTube. We've added it here as a complement to our previous episode, Trauma Informed Yoga with Joanne Spence. We encourage all to receive trauma informed training that we can help heal and support one another in respectful, compassionate ways.
Join Yoga In My School founder Donna Freeman as she chats with David Treleaven about mindfulness, trauma informed practices, the wisdom of the body, and how to empower all to practice mindfulness in a safe, wise and caring way.
David's book Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing was released Feb 13, 2018. A definite must read for anyone practicing or teaching mindfulness.
0:50 Meet David Treleaven
3:54 How widespread is trauma
6:57 Ways mindfulness/meditation can benefit trauma survivors
10:08 Tips for shifting to trauma informed practices
13:38 Contraindications of mindfulness for trauma survivors
16:30 Tools to creating safe, wise and caring practices and classes
24:00 Specific advice for yoga/meditation classes
25:46 Power dynamics and social context