Thursday, September 29, 2011

T.D.D. ~ Meditation and Trauma

Tricycle Daily Dharma September 29, 2011

Meditation and Trauma

When a difficult emotion, sensation, or memory arises, learn to touch up against the pain in small increments. To do this, bring your attention to a place in your body that feels comfortable or neutral. Feel this comfortable place for a few minutes. Then slowly move the attention to the difficult emotion. Feel that for a minute, then move back to the comfortable place again. Keep moving the attention patiently back and forth between these two areas. This gradual re-experiencing can modulate the intensity of the emotion and create a sense of mastery over the feeling.
– Amy Schmidt & Dr. John J. Miller, "Healing Trauma with Meditation"

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