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Cultivating a Sense of Agency to Overcome Trauma. This mindfulness exercise is designed to help you overcome the harmful effects of trauma, and to give a stronger sense of self-agency.
Cultivating a Sense of Agency to Overcome Trauma, Cultivating a Sense of Agency to Overcome Trauma

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This mindfulness exercise is designed
to help you overcome the harmful effects of trauma,
And to give you a stronger sense of self-agency,
And control over how you relate to your trauma.

As you listen to this exercise
And all mindfulness exercises,
please remember,
you’re in control of your experience
and can do as much of it
or as little of it as you wish.

No matter what kind of trauma you may have gone through,
large or small,
physical, sexual, mental, emotional or spiritual,
your trauma involves
an incapacity
to stop a terrible thing from happening to you.

Regardless of blame or misfortune,
It involves an incapacity to stop something terrible.

Sometimes this truth can wear on the psyche,
So recovering from trauma
May require that you, at some point, increase greater strengths
and more capacities within

Cultivating a Sense of Agency to Overcome Trauma, Cultivating a Sense of Agency to Overcome Trauma

To remember how powerful you are
and how important your decisions are.

In this general way,
it may also be useful to do this kind of work
with a therapist.

But on your own,
With guidance from WellBrain and your doctor,
It’s good to know
That along with your trauma
There may be natural, common feelings or beliefs
of entrapment, immobilization, and helplessness.

To some degree, you may not feel like you can escape the awfulness of it.

One thing that has helped thousands of others
Who live with incredible trauma,
Is to be mindful of your own experiences of
Of what we call “agency”,
of simply being able to make something happen,
With your own free will and sense of empowerment,
Building upon our agency one building block at a time

Cultivating a Sense of Agency to Overcome Trauma, Cultivating a Sense of Agency to Overcome Trauma

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About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]

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