You can free yourself from the residual effects of hurt and trauma.
Learn and understand how the events in our lives impact us on all levels – body, breath, energy and thought. Experiences of abuse, neglect and feeling unsafe trigger fight/ flight/ freeze. This survival system activation generates a cascade of cortisol, adrenaline and other chemicals. Our Central Nervous System goes into a state of hyper-vigilance that can last for decades. We naturally look for ways to self-soothe and down-regulate our level of distress. Trauma and survival instinct underlies addiction, compulsive and catastrophic thinking, anxiety and suffering.
Safety IS the treatment
In this experiential workshop we do practices to begin and deepen trust in yourself and authentic kindness and compassion within. We cover the essentials of “how it works” so you understand your body, system, shame, judgment and the essential role of social trust. We strengthen our capacity to reframe these experiences that commonly lead to core deficiency beliefs of unworthiness, unlovability and feeling like there is something basically wrong with us.
Yoga is a wonderful practice for healing trauma. We breathe. Inhabit our bodies. Learn about our mind and reactions. This workshop is based on the principles of healing our whole system with yoga and meditation, and the current medical science of trauma and recovery. Lynn has direct experience of recovery from PTSD herself and she works closely with individuals to hold a safe space for healing.
Lynn Fraser is an experienced teacher in the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation and a Senior Facilitator Trainer of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries. She works online with individuals and groups. She comes to Calgary annually to teach in the Gold Yoga Therapist Certification Program for the Yoga Studio College of Canada.
“As a 53-year-old survivor of childhood trauma, I’ve done more than my share of therapy in search of a greater understanding of myself. It wasn’t until I did a trauma education course with Lynn followed by deep exploratory work using the Living Inquiries that I can say I found what I had been looking for. Lynn has an incredible aptitude for teaching, facilitating the inquiries, and last but not least, offering connection and hope. I’m very grateful for the work we have done together.” S, USA
“I am grateful for Lynn’s sensitivity, integrity and skill as she holds the space for me to feel the fear I’ve unknowingly avoided my entire life. Lynn’s gentle intelligent guidance through the Living Inquiries has helped release the Velcro that kept my thoughts welded to my gut-wrenching feelings. That welding, that Velcro, drove my self-defeating behavior. Anyone considering this work could only benefit from Lynn’s compassion and expertise.” LL, Canada
Photo: Michelle Penner