Healing Trauma and Grief through Meditation
Everyone experiences trauma and grief, but typically without understanding their real impact. Modern neurobiology research on prolonged trauma and persistent grief tells the deeper story of the toxic effects on mind and body over time, often accompanied by anxiety and poor health. Scientific breakthroughs in the past 15 years have shown that a regular meditation practice (a form of contemplative prayer in which we move beyond words and images to open ourselves to the silent presence of God) and supportive listening are the two most effective tools to begin the path toward healing and wholeness. In this two-part class we will find ways to bring these memories of deep trauma and grief very gently into the light and through Christian meditation find new ways to seek healing and peace.