Lynn is an anchor to support your journey as you begin to live from your own innate wisdom and basic goodness.
I know it is possible to heal from our experiences of feeling disconnected and unworthy. I have.
“A fundamental goal of human development is the emergence of a self-sustaining, self-regulated human being who can live in concert with fellow human beings in a social context. Vital for this healthy development is a relationship with a parent who sees and understands the child’s feelings and can respond with attuned empathy to the child’s emotional cues.” Dr Gabor Mate, When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
About my work Breathe Relax Heal
FREE live and in person every day. Meditate with me in person daily 8:00am Eastern on Zoom #645 904 638. Many recorded meditations are here. Pre and post practice teaching and answers to your questions come only in our live Zoom meetings. Come join.
2020 Radical Recover 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
Resilience and Strength
Calm your nervous system
Build resilience and strength
Sundays 10AM Eastern May 3 through June 28
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/582534511
We will all be fundamentally different after the Covid-19 pandemic. Join me for eight weeks of healing practices, inquiry and resting in silence, a balm for our body and spirit.
I combine the latest research in neuroscience, resilience and healing trauma with the 5,000 year old tradition of yoga meditation. Learn and practice tools to calm and strengthen your nervous system and to increase resilience and emotional self-regulation.
Many experiences happen in our early life where we disconnect from ourselves, from our sense of value, and from the present moment. We develop patterns and ways of coping that lead to feelings of unhappiness. Our nervous system is activated and overwhelmed and we don’t know how to come down from that. This is heightened in times of the unprecedented global pandemic fear we are living in now.
Can you stay present in the moment and feel comfortable with the sometimes intense sensation and energy in your body? Yes! Practices through our time together lead to the direct experience that no feeling is here to hurt us. We have effective tools to inquire into the memories and associations from our past. This reduces the drive of our compulsive avoidance strategies and addictions.
In this experiential nine weeks of classes, we do practices to begin and deepen trust in ourselves and nurture authentic kindness and compassion within. We cover the essentials of “how it works” so you better understand your body, feelings, nervous system, shame, judgment and the role of social trust and connection. You will 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.
“Safety IS the treatment.” Dr Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory
Join us! I have waived fees for these classes during the Pandemic. If you have the funds and can afford it, please donate here. As always, classes are free for regulars in daily practice.
Sundays 10AM Eastern May 3 through June 28
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
March 8th: 8 Sundays to April 26
7:00pm – 8:15pm Eastern
This is a small group of 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
Seeking Advanced Practice?
Find Your Stillpoint
6 months to Transformation
Find Your Stillpoint begins anew each October with a small group of women. Are you inspired to make a bold move and a big commitment? Please Email me at lynnfraserstillpoint.com. I would love to set a time to explore possibilities with you.
WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE SAYING:
“For the first time in my life I feel powerful.”
“I had so much violence in my life. This is new.”
“I’m okay with me. It’s a new way of living.”
“We feel safe with each other. We’re not defending ourselves.”
Find Your Stillpoint Program Details
Lynn Fraser addressed the Science and Nonduality Conference 2018, San Jose, California
October 28th, Topic: Friends With Your Mind: How To Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts. The mind is a system of stimulus and response, and our brain literally develops in response to our experiences. One of the foundations of being friends with our own mind is to be able to work effectively with our thoughts, with our responses to our thoughts, and with the energy and sensations in our body that are stimulated by our thoughts. We need to know the essentials of how it works to understand our bodymind, feelings, nervous system and identification as a separate self.
Friends With Your Mind, How To Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts.
Thought is a stimulus-response system. Most of us have suffered with intrusive, catastrophic thoughts when we are stressed. Or perhaps you can’t sleep or have social anxiety.
Read the book and companion Practices! book on Amazon.
“Lynn is the real deal.” ~ Dr. Rick Hanson
“I’ve sent the person I love the most – my partner – to Lynn for sessions. I leave you in Lynn’s more than capable hands.” ~ Scott Kiloby
“Hers was the most skilled, compassionate interview presence I’ve ever experienced.” ~ Dr. Bob Weathers
These are Lynn Fraser’s two books. She teaches courses and gives talks on the topic.
Click to purchase print or ebooks
Friends With Your Mind, How To Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts
And the companion workbook Friends With Your Mind: Practices!
From the Foreword by Scott Kiloby: “This is the kind of book that I truly love – one that is very simple and direct with easy to understand instructions that one can translate to his or her own experience almost immediately. I invite you to take your time and really notice how Lynn is breaking down experience into its simplest parts and then really look into your experience to verify that she has given you a map to suffering and how to heal it. She is extremely skillful as a facilitator, and has a special set of skills for working with the mind and body around trauma and addiction.”
In 2005, Lynn developed PTSD after an assault. Read more about that here: My Story – PTSD and Recovery
She now helps others heal from trauma and to reconnect with themselves. To see how she understands and works with trauma, watch this clip from an interview Lynn did with renowned trauma expert Dr. Gabor Mate. Lynn’s work in groups and with individuals is based on supporting people to safely reconnect within.
Neuroscientists are proving the benefits of meditation. School children are taught meditation to calm their minds and develop emotional resilience. Meditation can be practiced as a science and a spiritual practice. How do we get to a clear, quiet, focus within? The main obstacle for most people is an untrained, chaotic, anxious mind. As we systematically remove the obstacles, there is an ever-expanding awareness of what never changes, what is never harmed, that is always here.
Thousands of people enjoy Lynn’s guided practices on YouTube, the meditation app Insight Timer and, since December 2015, in person at 8AM Eastern in her free daily online guided practice. Click on this Zoom link at the time and join us.
The Healing Place Podcast
Thank you Teri Wellbrock for our in-depth look at trauma-healing strategies. It’s a delight to find passionate like-minded people.
Available on Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more.
Should you want to watch, we’re on Youtube as well.
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
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
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
Your SuperPowered Mind
April 1 Episode SuperPowerUp! podcast with Kristin Maxwell. Healing from trauma of all kinds.
Therapy Chat Podcast,
with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C
Available on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), et al.
Not Another Anxiety Show Podcast, with Kelli Walker, R.N., M.S.N.
Available on Apple Podcasts (iTunes)
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Lynn Fraser writes for the Medium Publication Invisible Illness
Lynn Fraser brings the depth of twenty two years experience teaching meditation. She specializes in holding a safe, trusted space for healing trauma in her private online sessions. She serves on the board of The Trauma-Sensitive Awareness Foundation, Inc, a non-profit. Lynn lives near family, ocean and forest in Nova Scotia Canada.
She is a senior teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation tradition; an experienced Facilitator of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries, a somatic mindfulness method of healing; and founder of the Stillpoint Method of Healing Trauma.
Lynn has been interviewed on major podcasts in her field, such as The Trauma Therapist Podcast, Therapy Chat, Not Another Anxiety Show and more.
Lynn is the founder of and interviewer for the Radical Recovery Summit, an online exploration of addiction recovery with a diverse group of thought leaders and innovators in the field, including Gabor Maté, Rick Hanson, Resmaa Menakem, Irene Lyon and James S Gordon.
“Lynn’s the real deal.” Dr. Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist and author of the best-selling books Resilient, How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness.
“Lynn has experienced a profound recognition of present moment awareness and embodies it naturally.” Scott Kiloby, founder Kiloby Center for Recovery, the first mindfulness based addiction recovery center in the US.
“Fast forward 25 years from when I first learned meditation in the early nineties. I see and love myself. I am authentic and connect deeply. My body is relaxed and a known space. Trauma is largely healed and resolved. I am mostly free of reactivity and I have skills to work with thoughts and sensation. I know from experience I can be with whatever is arising in this space and time. I feel, at 67, that I am now an emotionally mature adult.”