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
Sunday Classes March and April at 10AM Eastern
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
New session begins May 3
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
Lynn Fraser’s 6 month deep transformation program
Do you have trouble sleeping because of worry?
Do you make plans for better self-care only to have them all fall apart under the stress of daily life?
Are you sick of comparing yourself to that mental list of how you “should be”?
Do you say yes when you would like to say no? Maybe you feel trapped in a toxic relationship or someone you love demands your help yet again.
Does your mind torture you with what-ifs and catastrophic thoughts?
Do you wonder when all this personal work will pay off and you’ll be free? If you can relate, keep reading! Then email email@example.com to set up a time to talk privately with Lynn about the possibilities for you.