Post Traumatic Growth


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Mindfulness meditation and therapy can help us heal from the trauma of internalized oppression, making us more able to effectively change the structures of society that create that oppression. Host Marlena Willis talks with therapist and meditation teacher, Melvin Escobar about his work with those most affected by oppression. Melvin Escobar [1] is a Core Teacher at East Bay Meditation Center, licensed psychotherapist, and certified yoga instructor. Melvin has devoted the last 25 years to serving people from marginalized communities, drawing on his life experiences as a queer man of color from an immigrant working-class background. Having found that the wisdom teachings embodied in Buddhism and Yoga are essential to surviving systemic oppression, he continues daily to learn the revolutionary potential of body-centered contemplative practices for personal and social healing. [1]

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