Workshop

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

Practices for Safe & Transformative Healing

Jun 23 - Jun 28 2019 Rhinebeck, NY
Train to offer meditation practice in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way with David Treleaven.

Is mindfulness meditation safe for those who’ve experienced trauma? It can be, but mindfulness practice is not one-size-fits-all. Sometimes, those who have experienced trauma may require a different approach.

This week, we explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of mindfulness practice for those who experience symptoms of traumatic stress. Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, educator and trauma-professional David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation—if practiced without an awareness of trauma—can exacerbate symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Through lecture, case study, and experiential practices, we learn how to teach and practice mindfulness in a trauma-sensitive way. We begin to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress in contemplative and clinical settings, and examine practical modifications that support the safety and well-being of students and clients. Integrating contemporary research about the self-regulatory benefits of meditation practice with the physiological mechanisms of post-traumatic stress, we develop a systemic understanding of trauma-sensitive mindfulness as a practice that works effectively across social difference.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate contemporary research regarding the self-regulatory benefits of meditation practice with the physiological mechanisms of post-traumatic stress.
  • Discover why meditation can be problematic for people who’ve experienced trauma, and learn how to teach and practice mindfulness in a trauma-sensitive way. 
  • Learn how to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress in contemplative and clinical settings and offer practical modifications that support the safety and well-being of students and clients.
  • Understand the role of arousal and attention in trauma-sensitive practice and learn how to work skillfully with dissociation.
  • Learn how to incorporate language that creates a sense of choice and agency for trauma survivors who are practicing mindfulness.
  • Integrate a systemic understanding of trauma into mindfulness practice in order to work competently and effectively across social difference.
  • Identify, in detail, the range of possible experiences that can arise from meditation practice, particularly in the context of mindfulness-based interventions.
  • Understand why meditation practices may be experienced as challenging, distressing or impairing for people with a history of trauma.
  • Practice experiential strategies to promote nervous system regulation, such as titration and pendulation.
  • Integrate contemporary research regarding the self-regulatory benefits of meditation practice with the physiological mechanisms of post-traumatic stress.
  • Learn how to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress, including dissociation, in meditation environments, respond to them utilizing specific trauma-informed modifications, and develop curricula and interventions that actively prevent re-traumatization.
  • Describe standards of trauma-informed practice with respect to the MBSR environments, including the impact of one’s physical setting.
  • Integrate an analysis of oppression and social context into a trauma-informed framework to work competently across social difference.
  • Reflect on and articulate the relationship between individual and systemic forms of trauma, including responsibilities as a mindfulness teacher to educate oneself about social context and culture.
  • Learn how to incorporate language that evokes a sense of choice and agency for mindfulness participants which supports trauma-informed practice.
  • List and locate additional resources related to curriculum guidelines, teacher competencies, screening instruments, trauma, social context, and mental health first aid.

This training is designed for anyone who teaches mindfulness or contemplative practices, including therapists, coaches, and meditation, classroom, yoga, or religious teachers.

CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs to receive them and it is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification. You may register for your CE/CMEs online or by phone with Omega registration at 877.944.2002, before your arrival or at check-in.

Schedule

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • David Treleaven, PhD, is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the in ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

$610
regular
$675

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 790.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 865.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1260.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

Credit Hours: 22.5

ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) $ 0

APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association) $ 0

BRN/ANCC - Nurses $ 0

SW-NYS - Social Workers and Counselors of New York State $ 0

SW - Social Workers $ 0

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