At a time when we are each facing so many challenges and difficult circumstances, it can be helpful to understand trauma as part of the human experience. In a real talk discussion about love, astrology, trauma-sensitive mindfulness, friendship, purpose, and the current situation with COVID-19 & shelter in place, Jessica DiRuzza and David Treleaven share their perspectives on being human in the world right now. David and Jessica are both trained as psychotherapists and have been colleagues for over a decade. Join them as they have a meaningful and intimate conversation as two friends and professionals.

David Treleaven, PhD, is a writer and educator working at the intersection of mindfulness and trauma. He is the author of the acclaimed new book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (W. W. Norton), and founder of the Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Community — a group committed to setting a standard of care within mindfulness-based practices, interventions, and programs.

Through workshops, keynotes, podcasts, and online education, David focuses on offering mindfulness providers with the knowledge and tools they require to meet the needs of those struggling with trauma. He is passionate about connecting his audience with on-the-ground experts, and is closely engaged with current empirical research to inform best practices.

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