Deep Trauma Healing
A five-part course with Gail Brenner
We all want to feel good in our lives, to be relaxed and feel peaceful, optimistic, and inspired. This is our birthright, our natural way of being.
Why is this not our everyday experience? Unexplored trauma is at the root of patterns that keep us stuck in emotional pain and limited in life. We long to be free, but somehow these same patterns keep getting played out in our mind, emotions, relationships, and choices in life.
Come and join this powerful 5-session course as we create a safe and supportive healing community to do the deep work of trauma healing. Trauma happens in relationships that lack the safety we need. In this course, we come together to offer a safe space that welcomes you just as you are—with your fears, self-doubts, shame, and confusion.
Through focused teachings, guided meditation, and experiments during and between our sessions, you’ll learn to untangle your conditioned patterns from the past and find your way home to being present and alive in your life as it is right now. This is where you’re available to creativity, enthusiasm, and the simple joys of everyday living.
Your daily life will be the laboratory as we explore specific tools to feel grounded and safe within yourself and your relationships.
Stress and worry… people pleasing… persistent relationship struggles… proving yourself through accomplishments… the inner critic… these longstanding patterns are profound invitations for compassion and understanding. Together, we’ll lovingly embrace our humanness as we expand into peace, connection, and everyday joy.
Grounding in the Present with Curiousity and Openness
First, we’ll slow everything down so you can begin to lovingly open to all parts of yourself. Then we get curious about what we discover. We’ll practice using the breath and our senses to create a safe and welcoming base as we begin to become aware of the hidden parts of ourselves. This is what heals shame.
Practice: Compassion for all of our experience
We’ll explore our repetitive patterns through journaling and small group explorations. We’ll turn toward the fear behind these patterns to meet it with love and care. Gently, we become aware of exactly how we get caught so we can question limiting beliefs we hold about ourselves, others, and the world. The possibility for freedom dawns.
Practice: Attuning to the body with love and care
We’ll bring awareness to the body and explore how the nervous system gets activated when we’re triggered. We’ll discuss a range of practices for caring for the body, especially during stressful times. This is how you find the space to live more fully in the present.
Practice: Navigating the waves of difficult emotions
Turning toward all of our experience with compassion, we learn to embrace our emotions with the unconditional love they desperately long for. Together, we’ll practice holding safe space for ourselves and our emotions at a pace that feels right, staying connected to our own individual needs.
Practice:Opening beyond our patterns into ease and well-being
With growing trust in staying grounded, we’ll explore the practicalities of daily life with more openness and ease. How do you bring this new sense of freedom into your relationships and life situations? We’ll feel into the possibility of taking care of old patterns that arise as we live more and more in our full aliveness now.
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In this course we explore:
- Grounding in the Present with Curiousity and Openness
- Compassion for all of our experience
- Attuning to the body with love and care
- Navigating the waves of difficult emotions
- Opening beyond our patterns into ease and well-being