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"[A] rare combination of solid scholarship, clinically useful methods, and passionate advocacy for those who have suffered trauma." -- Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and WisdomFrom elementary schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: the majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and up to 20% of us will develop posttraumatic stress. This means that anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room is likely to be struggling with trauma.At first glance, this appears to be a good thing: trauma creates stress, and mindfulness is a proven tool for reducing it.



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