Date of Award
MA - Master of Arts
Dr. Melissa Jean
Dr. Andrew Olendzki
Mindfulness is currently embedded in a growing understanding of how trauma permeates and adversely impacts peoples’ physical and psychological well-being. Increased awareness of the prevalence of trauma and its harmful effects has led to renewed interest in mindfulness to help manage the challenges generated by the detrimental effects of trauma.
These effects may draw people to mindfulness and, in turn, may make the benefits of mindfulness out of reach. Mindfulness methods and practice adaptations have been found to help trauma survivors experience the benefits of what the Buddha taught. As a support for those engaging in mindfulness and meditation, this thesis project explores the need for trauma-informed mindfulness practices and offers a practical guide for these adapted practices.
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Formby, Leslie, "Making Mindfulness More Accessible: A Practical Guide to Trauma-Informed Mindfulness" (2023). Mindfulness Studies Theses. 83.