Buddhist Mindfulness, EMDR and Trauma-Focused Healing
At Refuge Recovery Centers, the Buddhist addictions treatment center that Dr. Steve helped set up with Noah Levine, the wisdom of Buddhist mindfulness is combined with the best practices of trauma therapy (and other therapies) to help create stronger relapse prevention skills and create sustainable long term recovery. As Clinical Director, Steve has infused the milieu with the spirit and practice of EMDR therapy in a new way, with Buddhist mindfulness at the core, serving to stabilize people in their early recovery and deepen and make safer their trauma resolution process. This talk describes how the 4 Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Path can make this healing safer and more sustainable for both clients and those who seek to help them.
This session is from Worldwide Insight’s Healing & Insight series which ran in 2016. This series explored the sharp end of suffering – including addiction in its broadest sense, depression, physical and mental pain, and stress – through the lens of the Buddhist teachings.