Nov. 14, 2022

Why meditation might not be working for you (yet)

Ofosu talks with Leah about the lessons he learned leading a mindfulness workshop with a group of formerly incarcerated persons. They discuss his biggest takeaway from the experience—that meditation should be a safe and adaptable life tool—and share tips to help you embrace meditating in your own unique way.

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Further reading:
🔬 2016 study on trauma-informed mindfulness-based stress reduction for survivors of interpersonal violence
👩‍🔬 2021 study on mindfulness-based, trauma-informed program with veterans
📚 David Treleavan, expert in trauma-sensitive mindfulness

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