Problems that can arise in meditation practice

I'm posting a video interview with Leigh Brasington about the dark stuff that can come up when we meditate. This can be quite common among those who've been labeled with psychiatric diagnosis so it's well worth being aware of this when pursuing a meditation practice. The reason people who've had psych diagnosis are at risk is simply because people with trauma histories are more at risk. Most people who acquire psychiatric diagnosis have unrecognized histories of trauma. Psychiatry does nothing to help heal such histories. Meditation and a combination of other healing arts can be a very important part of healing from trauma. This post is not meant to dissuade anyone from practicing meditation. It is instead simply a heads up. Being aware of these sorts of possibilities means one can make better choices and be prepared should anything difficult arise. … [click on title to read the rest]

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