This past weekend I had the opportunity to teach for a head injury support group at the Center for Head Injuries in Edison, NJ. I was talking a bit about my experiences, as well as, shared meditation instruction. It is always comforting to be with people who understand the concept of invisible injuries. No one is ever "different" when you are among those who have also experienced trauma.
It was such an enjoyable experience seeing how beautifully all responded to the meditation and how with each of these sessions that I teach, the skepticism over whether you are actually able to do it or not, wanes. Understanding the nervous system is such an important part of what I do and what I teach.
Our brains are capable of both survival instincts related to stress and the ability to rest and digest. We truly are wired for both, we've just spent most of our lives training our stress. The kind of meditation I teach gives us the opportunity and the skills to train it for rest.
If you are a veteran, join us for meditation at my office on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in Forked River. Come learn how to use this valuable tool in a way that is safe, effective, and useful.