Cement shoulders. Shut down emotionally. Go-to strategies: denial, minimizing and numbing. In a perpetual state of freeze (fight/flight/freeze system) from Developmental Trauma and later PTSD. A fearful mind with racing thoughts and frantic attempts to control and find safety. Feeling unseen and unloved.
Fast forward 25 years. I see and love myself. I am authentic and connect deeply. My body is relaxed and a known space. Trauma largely healed and resolved. I am mostly free of reactivity and I have skills to work with thought (words, images) and sensation. I know from experience I can be with whatever is arising in this space and time. I feel, at 62, that I am now an emotionally mature adult.
Testimonial by Lane: “I’m grateful for Lynn’s sensitivity, integrity and skill as she holds the space for me to feel the fear I’ve unknowingly avoided my entire life. Lynn’s gentle intelligent guidance through the Living Inquiries has helped release the Velcro that kept my thoughts welded to my gut-wrenching feelings. That welding, that Velcro drove my self-defeating behaviour. Anyone considering this work could only benefit from Lynn’s compassion and expertise.”
Lynn Fraser teaches in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her classes are suitable for students in various physical conditions as a primary emphasis for asana (yoga poses) is on training the mind through the body. Her teaching features an integrated approach of relaxation, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy for every day life.
Lynn has developed a program to help people heal from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma through meditation, yoga therapy and nondual inquiry.
She is a certified yoga and meditation teacher through the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association and the Yoga Center of Calgary and is on the faculty of the Yoga Studio College in Calgary, Alberta. She has studied extensively with Swami Veda Bharati and Pandit Dabral in the Himalayan Tradition. Her yoga meditation website is http://stillpointyoga.ca/
Lynn Fraser is a certified facilitator of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries and is available to facilitate you to see through persistent self-identification with words, thoughts, feelings, memories and sensations. http://nondualinquiry.com/
Lynn also hosts a Spiritual Book Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.