Resources: Working with Fear and Trauma

Fear


Tara Talks
Tara Talks: When Fear is No Longer the Enemy (6:01 min.)

When we are identified with the body of fear, our survival strategies take over. It takes courage to step...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks: I Am Not the Fear Body (6:08 min.)

Unprocessed fear creates separation and keeps us from inhabiting the truth of our belonging. When we open to the...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks: [Guided Reflection] Coming Home with Attend and Befriend (6:34 min.)

When are caught in our conditioned escape strategies, we feel separated from what we most care about. In moments...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Healing the Fear Body, Healing the World (4:50 min.)

When we are contracted in the fear body, we cannot be touched by the world around us. We lose...

Worrier Pose - Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear
Worrier Pose – Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear (retreat talk)

While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets...

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...