This is a series of eight virtual sessions held over eight weeks. The work is based on the research and curriculum developed by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and is drawn from the highly respected and empirically-supported Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
This series focuses on developing and enhancing self-awareness, self-compassion and self-regulation as a means for optimizing human performance, not just once, but over a career and lifetime. Dimple delivers this curriculum in a way that anchors into principles of healing and regulating the autonomic nervous system that will help anyone engaged in fast-paced, high stress work find ways to self-regulate in the moment. Participants will complete this series with a deeper understanding of maximizing the present while working towards goals, developing resilience in the face of emotionally difficult or physically painful experiences, leveraging personal strengths, and shifting from critical to compassionate inner self-talk. This series is unique from other mPEAK trainings due to Dimple’s focus on trauma and healing.
Thank you for your interest in the mPEAK eight-week workshop. We will be launching this workshop again soon. If you would like to be added to the waiting list and be contacted the next time the workshop is available, please sign up for our waiting list.Get On the Waitlist for mPEAK
A Note About Mindfulness + Trauma
Trauma is not something that happens to us -it’s a mind-body reaction that most all of us experience at some point in our lives. Decades of research show that the inherent occupational stressors of high stress jobs, if left unchecked, will have a negative impact on one’s physical and mental health, personal relationships, and mission performance. It is not uncommon to at some point in your career to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, etc.
For some, mindfulness can be a supplemental tool and coping skill to support healing and recovery from traumatic stress; however for some, it may cause an exacerbation of current or past unresolved symptoms - this is alright since we all respond differently to trauma. This can happen when participants are instructed to pay attention to their internal world, where they may come in contact with traumatic stimuli – thoughts, images, memories, and physical sensations – that relate to the traumatic event or events.
This is why it's important to select courses and teachers who are trauma-informed and committed to providing a trauma-sensitive experience for all. Having worked with individuals in high stress professions and having personally experienced various forms of trauma over the past few decades, it’s especially important to us that we ensure a trauma-sensitive environment for each cohort. To that end, we do conduct a trauma screening as part of the registration process. Please note that your responses are completely confidential and will not be used for anything other than preparing us to best serve you and the others over the course of our time together. If you prefer to discuss the questions directly with us, please contact us to set up a time to talk.
Finally, please note that if you have a history of trauma, it is important to seek evidence-based treatment for the trauma before or in conjunction with mindfulness training. If you are concerned that mindfulness might not be right for you at this moment, or you might need more support in exploring mindfulness please please let me know before we start class so we can talk through the best course of action - your mental health and well-being are most important.
Additionally, if you experience mild symptoms during class you might also ask me about 5 Principles of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (Bringing Psychological Safety to Practice).
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