Resources: Working with Fear and Trauma

Fear


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...

Blog: Soul Recovery: Healing the Shame of Trauma
Blog: Soul Recovery: Healing the Shame of Trauma

In Shamanistic cultures, it is believed that when a person is traumatized, their soul leaves their body as a...

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

Transcript available here: Transcript: Healing Trauma – The Light Shines Through the Broken Places   CC   ~ Most...

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

~ a talk by Tara Brach presented on May 8, 2016 Listen and watch: tarabrach.com/fear-pathway-loving-presence/ Even if you feel...

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

Transcript available here: Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence – Night Travelers Shifting our relationship with fear is...

Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

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

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 (13:14 min.)

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...

Brief Meditation: Arriving in Mindful Presence (5 min)
Sacred Fertilizer: The Portal of Fear (Retreat Talk)

Tara was away teaching the IMCW fall retreat - below is the Sunday night retreat talk. Enjoy! Bringing presence to...

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...

Beyond the Prison of Beliefs
Beyond the Prison of Beliefs

Most of us have core fear beliefs that obscure our true nature and bind us in repeating patterns 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...