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David Treleaven Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

EPISODE 23: The Risks of Meditation

In this episode David speaks with Willoughby Britton and Jared Lindahl, co-authors of the Varieties of Contemplative Experience (VCE) study—a landmark investigation into the nature of meditation-related difficulties, including trauma. They are two of the world’s experts in studying the difficulties people can encounter in meditation, as well as the factors that contribute to these experiences.


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Waking Up course: The Dark Side of Meditation

Sam Harris talks with Drs. Willoughby Britton and Jared Lindahl about meditation-induced changes in sense of self.

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