Wellness Within Cancer Support

Meditation - Allowing Space for Feelings with Karen Penfold

January 17, 2022 Wellness Within Cancer Support Services Season 8 Episode 5
Wellness Within Cancer Support
Meditation - Allowing Space for Feelings with Karen Penfold
Show Notes

Join Karen Penfold for a somatic, body based meditation for grief. David Kessler, an expert on grief states, "Enter your moments with compassion for yourself, allow space for your feelings and let yourself experience your feelings without struggling to resist or edit them." This meditation is an invitation to embody this message with a trauma informed somatic meditation, allowing space for your feelings by being present with your feelings, sensations and emotions.

Karen is an inspiring 11-year, two-time breast cancer survivor who was introduced to yoga while recovering from treatments, surgeries, and a broken pelvis.  Karen shares, “I could tell my body was healing and getting stronger, but something else was happening.  I was healing from the severe anxiety I developed from post-traumatic stress from my cancer battle"…"I then set out to learn all I could about healing PTSD, Anxiety and Depression using what I now know as Body-Based Interventions like Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Breathwork, and other mind-body practices of Somatic Awareness, Mindfulness, and Therapeutic Meditation.”   

Karen is a Registered Yoga Trainer (RYT) through YogaFaith with specialty certifications in Trauma Sensitive Yoga as well as Meditation and Yoga Nidra.  Karen leads four weekly classes from her Full of Hope Yoga home studio and sees private clients in person and Online for Trauma Recovery. You can learn more at www.fullofhopeyoga.com or contact her directly at fullofhopeyoga@gmail.com. “My passion is to help you find greater health and freedom from trauma so you can breathe, move and live - Full of Hope” ~ Karen Penfold 

This podcast is sponsored in part by Koinonia Family Services. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give

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