No one is without trauma in their histories. In this seminar, we will discuss attachment, both from a Buddhist perspective as well as from what half a century of research tells us of its at times ameliorating effects on traumatic experiences. We will examine trauma in its overarching forms, its neurobiological effects, and its subsequent influence on “mal-”adaptive behaviors like addictions. Participants will leave with an understanding of the role that mindfulness can play in recovery – both its benefits and limitations – and several tried and true mindfulness practices that they can select from, as well as a broader consideration of additional resources and well-researched modalities for healing from trauma. If you require any special accommodation or have any concerns about attending, please contact teacher at [email protected]
Presenter Biography: Koho Vince Anila serves as Still Point's Guiding Teacher and Executive Director. A native of Detroit, Koho practiced for a number of years at the Zen Buddhist Temple in Ann Arbor with Ven. Haju Sunim and P'arang Geri Larkin, before helping found Still Point as its first Board President and one of its first seminary students. Koho was ordained a Dharma Teacher by P'arang Geri Larkin in 2003, and is also a psychotherapist in private practice.
You can register by e-mailing [email protected]
Please note this class will be held at Pagan Pathways Temple in Madison Heights.