Trauma

Omega: You have described how people can respond to trauma by being anxious and hypervigilant (stuck “on”), or by being dissociated and spacy (stuck “off"). How do you lead a class that accommodates both of these reactions to...

More than 50 women veterans and service members, who were serving or had served in the military, attended retreats at Omega in the fall of 2014, and for many it was the first time they were exclusively among other women warriors. A year later,...

Veterans, Trauma & Resilience: What’s New
A Professional Conference in New York City
November 20-21

This special conference is designed for health care professionals,...

Burnout. Compassion fatigue. Secondary traumatic stress. These are terms used to describe the emotional (and physical) drain experienced by many trauma workers.

The symptoms can mimic those of post-traumatic stress: feeling numb, anxious...

Omega: What motivated you to begin meditating?

Tara: There were two reasons. First, I had the sense I needed to improve myself. I thought meditation would diminish the parts of me I...

Of all our relationships, one stands apart in its ability to inspire and mystify—our relationship to the universe—but most of the time we remain as unaware of the star-speckled space enveloping us as the wallpaper in our living room.

The...

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