Our life experiences leave an indelible mark on our bodies. The brain changes in response to events in order to learn, cope and adapt to changing environments and situations. However, in the case of PTSD, these adaptive changes often result in anxiety, depression, rumination and insomnia. This workshop will discuss the physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying PTSD and experience how mindfulness meditation practices offer real and lasting relief.
You’ll learn and experience evidence-based practices that have been shown to:
• calm the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the “fight-flight response” to danger.
• affect brain structure and function, which may underlie the reduction of PTSD symptoms.
• reduce the negative cycle of ruminative thinking that often accompanies trauma.
Learn how mindfulness practices offer a powerful and accessible way to treat and heal trauma-related conditions.