Tag: Trauma & Anxiety

More Simple Steps to Start Your Meditation Practice

Last week, we covered some of the basics of meditation. Now that we have the foundations down, let’s get started. What follows are five techniques from Marcey Shapiro’s book  Freedom From Anxiety, that will help you get in the zone during a seated or walking meditation: Following the Breath This common technique involves little more than mentally watching and following the breath as …continue

Simple Steps to Start Your Meditation Practice

Maybe you’ve always been interested in starting a meditation practice, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. If you really need to find a good reason to start, look no further than this study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which reports that a regular yoga and meditation practice can offset your risk for developing memory loss and dementia. Studies reporting …continue

The Tyranny of the Past

Excerpt from Trauma and Memory  by Dr. Peter A. Levine   In his newest book Trauma and Memory, Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma, Dr. Levine acknowledges …continue