Meditations for support
MEDITATIONS FOR TRAUMA PRACTITIONERS
These meditations take 2-4 minutes and will support your trauma work with clients.
Creating Safety for the Practitioner (2 1/2 min) — This meditation is to support the practitioner when they are struggling with their own sense of safety, perhaps because of a life situation or a trigger. This meditation can be repeated as a way to support practitioners in their own nervous system deactivation.
Cultivating Presence (3 1/2 min) — This meditation is to be used to support practitioners in sending the signal of safety to clients. It also supports the regulation of the practitioner. This meditation can be repeated as = a way for practitioners to hold the intention of strengthening presence in their work with trauma.
Feeling “Enough” (3 min) — This meditation is to support practitioners in "feeling enough.” Not feeling enough can lead to practitioners being less their own true essence, which is the gift they have to offer their clients. This meditation can be repeated as a way to support enoughness.
Trusting the Process (3 1/2 min) — This meditation is for practitioners to use when they are feeling overly responsible and pressured in trauma work. This meditation can be repeated as practitioners need to support their own trust in the process.
MEDITATIONS TO PROMOTE RESILIENCE
These meditations take 2-5 minutes and will help soothe your nervous system.
3-3-5 breath — a nervous system reset to practice anytime and many times per day (2 min)
Taking in the good — a way to shift our state and move out of “what is wrong” thinking (2 min
Self-compassion — a way to support loving kindness to oneself to shift states (5 min)
Mindfulness 2 min — a way to learn to be present
Mindfulness 5 min — a way to practice being present
Gratitude — another way to begin to shift the physiology and attitudes (2 1/2 min)
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