I was recently introduced to this organization, Frontline Yoga, which is helping veterans and front-line support people such as the Police and nurses and doctors in emergency wards - who are suffering trauma because of their work. It looked like a great initiative to me: http://www.yogaforthefrontline.com/
And this is their Facebook site, there are some inspiring stories on it: https://www.facebook.com/FrontlineYogaFoundation/?fref=nf
From their website:
"Frontline Yoga Inc. delivers Trauma Aware Yoga to members at the Frontline. Police, Paramedics, Firefighters, Defence, Healthcare Workers, SES/RFS and Surf Life Savers are able to access free weekly Yoga. Our aim is to foster community and support, develop mental and physical strength, build resilience, a sense of peace and tools for self-regulation in order to optimise the processing of occupational stressors.
Andrew Olendzki: "Consciousness, Non-Self and Contemplative Art: Buddhist Influences on a New Art Movement." Video of a presentation given at Smith College in Northampton, MA on August 5, 2015. There are a number of interesting video presentations on different aspects of Buddhism presented by the Buddhist scholar Andrew Olendzki, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the one on Contemplative Art through a Buddhist lens:
I have recently been introduced to the idea of a trauma informed approach to contemplative practice not only in Contemplative Education but in all uses of contemplative practice. This is link to a short video on trauma informed yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_mBp5p6h2M
Author: Dr Patricia Morgan
I am a teacher, contemplative practitioner, researcher, community developer and artist, currently working in the area of Contemplative Education, which I believe is one of the most important movements in education today.