Mindfulness and Trauma: An Interview with John Briere, Ph.D. By ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PH.D.

Today I am proud to bring to you John Briere, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

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  1. Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated that that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.

    The trauma said: Don’t write these poems. Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief inside your bones.

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