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Emotional Healing From Trauma

A Mindfulness Approach Inspired by Buddhism

May 23, 2014 – May 26, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Lama Tsultrim Yeshe, James L. Knoll IV, Trish Malone, Kell Julliard... See More
SM14-1503-914Lama Tsultrim Yeshe, James L. Knoll IV, Trish Malone, Kell Julliard,

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Buddhism offers an explanation for suffering and a path to clarity, insight, and mental stability. Western psychology gives us evidence-based ways to become aware of how the mind reacts to trauma, laying the foundation for effective recovery. In this workshop, we explore the importance of using both in the treatment of trauma.

Through mindfulness practice, periods of silence, and sitting and walking meditation, as well as presentations on the nature of thought and how thoughts influence emotions, we discover how to face painful or fearful thoughts and free ourself from habitual patterns.

We also tap into creativity to explore healing through the arts, and use movement to release trauma stored in the body. In a safe environment, we are free to ask questions, voice fears, and open up to our own inner wisdom.

This workshop is intended for anyone who is suffering from trauma, is close to someone who is, or is professionally engaged with its healing.

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Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.


Lama Tsultrim Yeshe (John Samuelson) has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock, New York, since 1989. He completed the first traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat held at Karme Ling in Delhi, New York, led by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, and took monastic vows in 1994.

James L. Knoll, IV, MD, is the director of forensic psychiatry and professor of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he serves as the training director for the forensic psychiatry fellowship. Knoll is board-certified in both adult and forensic psychiatry, and he has worked for many years as a forensic evaluator for state and federal courts, corrections, and the private sector. He is also editor-in-chief of the Psychiatric Times.

Trish Malone, MA, LCSW-R, is a psychotherapist whose approach is informed by her training in psychosynthesis, the study of Buddhism, and a lifelong love of the arts. She has worked intensively with crime victims, individuals with disabilities, and children in therapeutic foster care, as well as in private practice in upstate New York.

Kell Julliard has worked as a board-certified art psychotherapist in the chemical dependency field and taught creative movement with the Barbara Mettler Improvisational Dance Company. He currently serves as assistant vice president of clinical research at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches mindfulness meditation to faculty, residents, and staff.