Resources: Working with Fear and Trauma

Fear


Awakening from the Trance of Fear - Part 2
Awakening from the Trance of Fear – Part 2

While fear is a natural and intelligent emotion, when fear goes on overdrive, we are in a trance of...

Meditation: Transforming Fear
Meditation: Transforming Fear (11:19 min.)

This guided practice invites us to identify a situation where we habitually become anxious or fearful, and then to...

Awakening from the Trance of Fear - Part 1
Awakening from the Trance of Fear – Part 1

While fear is a natural and intelligent emotion, when fear goes on overdrive, we are in a trance of...

Transforming Two Fears
Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential – fear of failure (FOF), and...

Healing Trauma
Healing Trauma: The Light Shines Through the Broken Places

  CC   ~ Most of us have encountered trauma either in our own direct experience or with someone...

Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence - Night Travelers
Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence – Night Travelers (retreat talk)

Shifting our relationship with fear is central to the evolution of consciousness. Our suffering arises when our thoughts, feelings...

Part 2: Beyond the Fear Body

A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering...

Part 1: Beyond the Fear Body

A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering...

Working with Trauma – Q and A from Retreat

a short segment that includes a message on working with trauma as part of a morning question-response session at...

Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs
Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs

This talk looks at how we get imprisoned in fear based, limiting beliefs. We then explore key meditative steps...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Catching Fear Thoughts (3:49 min. video)

Unless we recognize it, fear thinking can take over our lives. This brief talk points to the power of...

Blog: Lessons from Kayaking: Finding a way to be with fear

Most of us spend a lot of our lives tensed up in fear, or pushing against fear. The fear might...

Blue Buddha
Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

Whenever Mara--the shadow side--appeared during the Buddha's life, his response was simple and liberating: "I see you Mara," and,"Please,...

Blog: Medicate Meditation?
Blog: Can You Medicate Meditation?

The use of anti-depressants by those involved in meditation practice is a very hot topic. Students often ask me...

Blue Buddha
Part 1: Relating to Fearsome Deities

Our relationship to fear shapes our life experience. If we are unconscious, and reflexively try to manage fear, our...

Blog: Attend and Befriend
Blog: The Trance of Fear

All of us live with fear. Whenever fear takes over, we’re caught in what I call the trance of...

Blog: Attend and Befriend
Attend and Befriend: Healing the Fear Body

Our fear management strategies--versions of fight/flight-- contract our body and mind, and separate us from others. As we learn...

Blog: The Space Between the Logs
Blog: The Space Between the Logs

This is from a poem that I love. It’s called, “Fire” by Judy Brown. What makes a fire burn...

Relaxing the Over-Controller - Part 1
Finding the Juice Inside of Fear

Learning to bring a mindful presence to fear is an intrinsic part of spiritual awakening. In this talk we...

Blue Buddha
Meditation and Healing Trauma

Spiritual awakening often involves offering a healing presence to the suffering of post traumatic stress or deep emotional wounding....