Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME

    • Welcome

  • 2

    CREATING A TRAUMA-INFORMED FOUNDATION

    • Introduction

  • 3

    A TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH TO MINDFULNESS AND SELF-COMPASSION

    • Introduction

  • 4

    We Consider the Potential Strengths and Challenges of Individual Trauma Survivors, the Communities they are Embedded in, and the Social, Political, and Economic Context in which We Live

    • The Co-Emergence of Strengths and Challenges

    • The Second Arrow

    • No Trauma is Individual: Intergenerational Trauma, Oppression, and Internalized Oppression

    • Reflection

  • 5

    We Resist Re-traumatization by Facilitating a Pathway for Increasing Awareness of Triggers

    • Resisting Re-traumatization

    • Exercise

    • Facilitating a Pathway for Increasing Awareness of Triggers

  • 6

    We Explicitly Promote a Culture of Care

    • Internal Awareness

    • Meditation

    • Relational Safety

    • Reflection

    • Cultural Wellness

    • Exercise

    • Trust in the Innate Wisdom within Communities

    • Exercise

  • 7

    We Encourage a Collaborative Exchange

    • Recognizing Activation

    • Assessing Intensity

    • Returning To Optimal Window Of Tolerance

  • 8

    HOW JUDGMENT AND NEGATIVITY SABOTAGE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

    • Defining Judgment and Its Implications on Mental and Emotional Health

    • The Evolution of the Threat Defense System: Current Strategies For Fight, Flight, Freeze

    • Systemic Judgment: Oppression & Internalized Oppression

  • 9

    CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP TO ANXIETY MIND WITH SELF-COMPASSION

    • What is Self-Compassion?

    • Practice Guidelines: How to Approach Self-Compassion

    • Three Main Components of Self-Compassion

    • Three Main Ways to Initiate Self-Compassion

  • 10

    CONTINUING THE SHIFT WITH MINDFULNESS

    • Two Wings of Mindful Awareness

    • Meditation

    • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

    • Meditation

  • 11

    INTEGRATING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR SHIFT

    • Integration

    • The Power of Neuroplasticity

    • Meditation

    • Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Taking in the Good

    • Exercise

    • Implementing an Individualized Practice Plan