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Mindfulness and Trauma: A Workshop for Women

  • 369 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA, 02474 United States (map)


For many people, mindfulness practice provides refuge from the daily experience of suffering, but for others who have experienced overwhelming life events, mindfulness practice can at times prove overwhelming. “Trauma” is not in the event itself but in how the nervous system responds to the event. Utilizing Somatic Experiencing® principles (mindfulness of body), we will work to develop skills to unwind these nervous system patterns and cultivate various ways to adapt mindfulness practices to better suit our needs. Individual and dyadic practices will be explored.

Women’s experiences have been brought to the forefront of collective consciousness recently. While this workshop is not intended to provide a group therapy environment, it is intended to provide a well-held space for women to explore some of their own experiences on a nervous system level and to develop skills and practices to navigate their own nervous system responses in the current climate.

*All female-identified people welcome.


369 Mass Ave. Arlington, MA


March 3rd, 2018 from 1pm - 4:30pm


Basic rate: $35
Sustaining rate: $50
There is an opportunity at the end of the event to offer additional dana (generosity).

Group Therapist

Julia Barry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® in downtown Boston. She specializes in the treatment of single event trauma, complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, mother/infant bonding, relationship issues, sex and sexuality, and personal growth. She also runs mindful parenting groups.

Julia is committed to supporting clients in the Greater Boston area toward their goals by utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing® and mindfulness techniques. She provides psychotherapy to adult individuals, couples, families and mother/infant pairs.

Julia has received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with an emphasis on infant and adult attachment, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and Somatic Experiencing® (a body-based psychotherapy method for working with trauma). She has also completed Level Two EMDR training through the EMDR Institute and remains passionate about staying current with the most cutting-edge modalities in the field of trauma treatment. Julia’s practice is LGBTQIA affirmative. 

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