Women’s healing trauma retreat with Lynn Fraser
Windhorse Farm Nova Scotia
September 18 to 20
Many experiences happen in our early life where we disconnect from ourselves, from our sense of value, and from the present moment.
It shows up as a nasty inner critic and compulsive, catastrophic thinking. 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 weekend we learn and practice tools to calm and strengthen your nervous system and to develop resilience and emotional self-regulation. You will also have time for gentle yoga, to reflect and walk in nature. The magic of the group is that we begin to experience safety in sharing with others. This is not group therapy. It is a gentle, guided meditative inquiry practice to encourage connection within, with the beautiful forest of Windhorse and with each other.
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 it is safe to welcome it all. 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.
Safety IS the treatment. In this experiential workshop 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 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.
Lynn Fraser is a senior teacher in the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation and an experienced facilitator of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries. She works online and internationally with individuals and groups. Lynn has direct experience of recovery from PTSD herself and she works with individuals to hold a safe space for awareness and healing.
Retreat details: Cost including accommodation and meals $499 Canadian + 15% HST
Day commuters are welcome, please contact me for the reduced price depending on meal options
http://lynnfraserstillpoint.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org 902-817-3257