Resources: Working with Fear and Trauma

Fear and Trauma

Most of us, in some way, struggle with fear—instinctually tensing against it or becoming overwhelmed by it. Shifting our relationship with fear is central to the evolution of consciousness. While fear is a natural, intelligent emotion, when it goes into overdrive, we are in a trance that contracts our body, heart and mind. Our resistance to fear sustains this trance and perpetuates our suffering. As we learn to attend to fear with mindfulness and care, its grip loosens, and we reconnect with our full aliveness, wisdom and love.

Read more at: Mindfulness Strategies for Working with Trauma and Strong Fear.

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Below are some resources to help you explore your relationship with fear:

Talks on Working with Fear and Trauma

Fear and Love

Fear and Love

Only when we face our fears can we discover the freedom to love without holding back. This talk looks at how unprocessed fear contracts our body, heart and mind, and on a...

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Facing Fear in a Traumatized World

Facing Fear in a Traumatized World

Unprocessed fear cuts us off from our full aliveness and spirit, and it separates us from others. This talk looks at how we bring healing to the trauma and deep fears that cause...

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Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential - fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with...

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Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)

Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)

Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely intertwined with how we relate to change and loss. These two talks are an invitation to look honestly, and without judgment, at...

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Meditations on Working with Fear and Trauma

Other Resources on Working with Fear and Trauma

Blog: Turning Toward Fear with RAIN

Blog: Turning Toward Fear with RAIN

Turning Toward Fear with RAIN Adapted from Tara's new book: Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of R.A.I.N.  In a far-off land, word...

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Blog: Can You 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 things like, “If I take Prozac, isn’t that as good as giving up?...

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Blog: The Trance of Fear

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 fear. As we tense in anticipation of what may go wrong, our heart and mind contract....

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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 is the space between the logs, a breathing space. Too much of a good thing, too many...

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