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Dr. Gabor Maté on Compassionate Inquiry, with Sean Fargo

We tend to live in our heads, experiencing our world conceptually. Yet wisdom, and our emotions, live in the body. So, how do we move from the head to the body? Improving interoception - awareness of the body’s internal sensations - is a good place to start becoming truly present with our bodies, our emotions, and ourselves. As we deepen our awareness, there’s no end to where the body scan can take us. 

In this episode, Mindfulness Exercises founder Sean Fargo teaches us how deepening mindfulness of the body offers a better understanding of our emotions and the opportunity to heal from past trauma.

This talk is a compilation of Sean Fargo’s teachings to those enrolled in our Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program. Learn more about this unique, online, self-paced certification program at

Today’s Speaker: Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the founder of Mindfulness Exercises, an online resource with the goal of offering simple tools to help people meet their struggles, pain, and challenges with more ease. Since 2014, over 6 million people have benefited from the free and premium offerings.

A former Buddhist monk, Sean Fargo has taught mindfulness and meditation for corporations including Tesla, Kaiser Permanente, Facebook, Ernst & Young, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and for health and government organizations, prisons, and hospitals around the world. He has dedicated himself to teaching mindfulness in a way that’s clear and practical.

Sean has also trained hundreds of others to teach and share mindfulness in their own communities. His Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program is a self-paced offering that balances pre-recorded sessions with live mentoring. The uniquely accessible certification program makes it simple to teach mindfulness with greater compassion and skill.

What You’ll Learn:

  • That emotions are energy, and they live in the body
  • How to sense emotions in the body, and why it’s beneficial
  • Why it’s better to be curious versus assumptive
  • How to sense the body from the body itself, rather than from the head
  • How to teach the body scan appropriately for different populations
  • Why sensing without judging helps us remain present with discomfort
  • How to use body scan techniques to work with trauma

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