Post-traumatic Treatment in a Meditation Paradigm Allan Vreeland

Studies have demonstrated that memory anomalies and other complications limit exposure therapy effectiveness. Marks and Dar concluded that meditation includes important features beyond the scope of exposure therapy [Marks, I. and R. Dar (2000) British Journal of Psychiatry 176: 507 511]. This workshop will present sharply focused techniques, modeled after specific contemporary Tibetan meditation, which are well received by stressed and traumatized clients. The techniques are graduated for client readiness and skill. Stabilizing meditation can be introduced immediately after the trauma, with additional empowering layers added to address identity re-definition, boundary reconstruction, stress immunization, and exposure.