A curated collection of my meditations
Peaceful Mind Class
The greatest gift you can give the world is a peaceful mind.”
Swami Veda Bharati
8 Sunday Classes March 1 to April 26 at 10AM Eastern
(No class Easter Sunday.)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/892378559
What disturbs you, hooks you, makes you depressed or revs up catastrophic compulsive thinking? What gets in your way of experiencing a peaceful mind?
These are hard times right now and most people are struggling. The world feels less safe. We face an immense amount of financial and emotional stress. Many children and adults feel disconnected and isolated, looking for ease in screens, video games and other addictions.
The concentration of wealth in the 1% has dramatically diminished the middle class in the last sixty years. Many families have two parents working full time, single parenting is even more difficult, and then we add in the effective of living with divorce and blended families.
The quote about a peaceful mind is from my meditation teacher Swami Veda. He was not telling us to ignore reality and think peaceful thoughts. He was not one to encourage affirmations or positive thinking. He told a story one time about someone sitting in meditation sending positive vibes while a baby is crying. Don’t be foolish – get up and comfort the baby. He taught breathing, relaxation and meditation and he trained us in maintaining equilibrium and steadiness of mind even and especially when stressed.
He said to focus on building the good in ourselves and the negative will take care of itself. He told us that when something is causing fear and distress, it will help if we don’t add the fear and chaos of our own mind to the universal energy field. Yes, do take action to help by working within our community or field of influence. Another valuable contribution is to work with our own mind.
Are you a regular in daily practice? If so, it’s free for you! Email me so I can put you on the list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Healing Trauma Weekly Group
6 Sundays January 26th – March 1st, 7:00pm – 8:15pm Eastern
This is a small group of 8 to 10 women. By signing up for this, you are invited to be my guest for my Sunday 10AM class.
We need safe places to speak our truth. To be listened to, believed and experience the trust that grows from a foundation of kindness and respect. These classes can be that place.
Safety IS the treatment. In this experiential series of classes together we do practices to begin and deepen trust in yourself and nurture authentic kindness and compassion within. We cover the essentials of “how it works” so you understand your body, feelings, nervous system, shame, judgment and the essential role of social trust and connection. You strengthen your capacity to see through and release identification with experiences that commonly lead to core deficiency beliefs of unworthiness, unlovability – that feeling like there is something basically wrong with you. Details
Updating Our Time Stamp
8 Sundays January 5 to February 23 10am Eastern.
There is a part of us that doesn’t tell time. That is why when we do this somatic work of being present with energy in our body, we often have a sense of an age and memories come up. Trauma is stored in our body until we feel strong enough to feel and process it. It shows up as shoulders around our ears, clenched teeth and gut, or nervous energy from adrenaline pumping through our system.
In this 8 week series, we inquire into what would expand our felt sense that it is safe to feel what we have been avoiding. We practice slowing down and use powerful practices to release the intensity from memories of the past. We stay present with ourselves in this moment in time, noticing our breath and space of our body, grounded through our feet and seat. Healing disconnection from trauma happens first within ourselves. We begin to be friendly and on our own side. We help our “younger selves” realize we are now safe. Our nervous system gradually calms and we relax. Details
2020 Radical Recovery Speakers
Join Lynn Fraser as she interviews today’s leading innovators in the field of trauma, addiction and recovery. Richard Miller, Nkem Ndefo, Rick Hanson, Rachel Wurzman, James S Gordon and others bring to light evidence-based new ways we look at, treat, and begin to heal the drivers of addiction. Register here to watch free
Friends With Your Mind,
How To Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts
You can make friends with your own mind. This friendliness and inner strength is the foundation for a healthy, fulfilling life. It is the key to freeing yourself from the torture of your thoughts.
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Courses on Udemy.com It’s Not Rocket Science: Working with Thoughts and Feelings
Live: Join our online practice community for thirty minutes every day for a free guided healing practice of breathing, deep relaxation, Natural Rest and Living Inquiries.
Join us when you can. We meet 7 days a week. Live on Zoom 8AM Eastern (New York) http://zoom.us/j/645904638
Our experience shows up as thought (words and images) and sensation, feelings and energies in the body. We use a very specific way of slowing down and looking at each of these elements from awareness.
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Keeping it Real with Janean Podcast. Just released. http://bit.ly/2PvCCvE or on Apple Podcasts. In 2005 Lynn Fraser was punched off her bicycle by a mentally ill stranger as she rode to work one morning, which led to PSTD. She later learned that those with difficult childhoods are much more likely to develop PTSD.
I so enjoyed my talk with Janean.
It was a thrill to be interviewed by Guy MacPherson on the Trauma Therapist Podcast. I have learned so much from his guests over the years.
Listen on iTunes Episode #304. TraumaTherapist.com
Read my blogs about the experience and reflection on my healing journey.
Interview and Telling the Truth
PTSD: People Trauma and Stress
with Crystal Farley and Heather Jackman
Lynn is an anchor to support your journey through trauma as you begin to live from your own innate wisdom and basic goodness.
Episode 32 3:4 with Lynn Fraser
Woman Worriers Podcast
with Elizabeth Cush
I had fun talking with Elizabeth about our serious interests. Research shows that the body stores memories of trauma. Lynn Fraser, author of Friends With Your Mind, talks about safely accessing those memories on the journey to recovery.
Emotions in Harmony podcast
Anna Seewald, MEd, MPsy Have you ever had a panic attack? If your answer is ‘Yes’ then this podcast episode was made for you. My March 7 appearance on the Emotions in Harmony podcast. Panic Attacks
Your SuperPowered Mind
April 1 Episode SuperPowerUp! podcast with Kristin Maxwell. Healing from trauma of all kinds.
Not Another Anxiety Show Podcast, with Kelli Walker, R.N., M.S.N.
Available on Apple Podcasts (iTunes)
Catch my interview on Therapy Chat Podcast with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C
Flagship Course: Calming Anxiety
You are sick of being stressed out and hijacked by the past
You want to know how you can help yourself
You are willing to try these simple proven tools
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