Cement shoulders. Shut down emotionally. Go-to strategies: denial, minimizing and numbing. In a perpetual state of freeze (fight/flight/freeze system) from Developmental Trauma and later PTSD. A fearful mind with racing thoughts and frantic attempts to control and find safety. Feeling unseen and unloved.
Fast forward 25 years. I see and love myself. I am authentic and connect deeply. My body is relaxed and a known space. Trauma largely healed and resolved. I am mostly free of reactivity and I have skills to work with thought (words, images) and sensation. I know from experience I can be with whatever is arising in this space and time. I feel, at 64, that I am now an emotionally mature adult.
Testimonial by Lane: “I’m grateful for Lynn’s sensitivity, integrity and skill as she holds the space for me to feel the fear I’ve unknowingly avoided my entire life. Lynn’s gentle intelligent guidance through the Living Inquiries has helped release the Velcro that kept my thoughts welded to my gut-wrenching feelings. That welding, that Velcro drove my self-defeating behaviour. Anyone considering this work could only benefit from Lynn’s compassion and expertise.”
Lynn Fraser is a Senior Facilitator of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries, a mindfulness inquiry to help you see through persistent self-identification with words, thoughts, feelings, memories and sensations. She teaches classes on the Living Inquiries and hosts a Natural Rest for Addiction peer support group.
She helps people heal from Developmental Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma through meditation, yoga therapy and inquiry.
Lynn teaches online and in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her classes are suitable for students in various physical conditions as a primary emphasis for asana (yoga poses) is on training the mind through the body. Her teaching features an integrated approach of relaxation, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy for every day life.
Lynn is on the faculty of the Yoga Studio College in Calgary, Alberta where she trains yoga therapists. She is a certified yoga and meditation teacher through the Association of HimalayanYoga Meditation Societies (AHYMSIN) and the Yoga Center of Calgary. She has studied extensively with Swami Veda Bharati and Pandit Dabral in the Himalayan Tradition.