Lynn Fraser brings the depth of twenty years experience teaching meditation. She specializes in holding a safe, trusted space for healing trauma in her private online sessions. Lynn lives near family, ocean and forest in Nova Scotia Canada.
She is a senior teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation tradition and a Senior Facilitator of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries.
Fast forward 25 years from when I first learned meditation in the early nineties. I see and love myself. I am authentic and connect deeply. My body is relaxed and a known space. Trauma is largely healed and resolved. I am mostly free of reactivity and I have skills to work with thoughts and sensation. I know from experience I can be with whatever is arising in this space and time. I feel, at 65, that I am now an emotionally mature adult.
What are you most proud of professionally? And who or why?
Over twenty years of teaching meditation, I know how to work with thoughts in the mind and heal ourselves. I have done my own work and I am safe for people to explore and heal their own suffering. I help people dissolve obstacles to knowing, liking and being compassionate with themselves. I wrote a book outlining these simple methods: Friends With Your Mind, How To Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts.
I guide a free online relaxation every single day since December 1, 2015. Everyone is welcome and there are people from all over the world. Join us! Live on Zoom 8AM Eastern (New York) http://zoom.us/j/645904638
What was your greatest stage of growth? What made it a shift for you?
In 2004, my son was misdiagnosed with cancer and we thought he would be dead within two years. In 2005, I was assaulted riding my bicycle to work one morning and thought I was going to die. These two events happened twelve years after I began meditating. That depth and knowledge were foundational as I opened up to much deeper healing.
What were your priorities and how did they help you overcome some of the struggles you've faced? What motivated you to make the choices you've made? What are the principles you live by?
I look at life through a trauma-informed lens. It helps me to have compassion for myself and others, and to understand what is underneath our behavior, addictions, and suffering. There are ways to heal and reconnect with ourselves and our innate sense of value and goodness.
People reach a tipping point where they are able to work with all of our thoughts and sensations. We have the direct experience that even painful energy and sensations in our body are not here to hurt us. They are here to tell us something and to be acknowledged and attended to.
The key to happiness is compassion and friendliness toward ourselves. This allows us to let go of the past and increase strength and resilience in the present. It is all work-able. We are all basically valuable. We can all heal and enjoy life.
Meditation teacher, trauma expert, breathing teacher, nervous system expert, Living Inquiries Senior Facilitator, mother and grandmother, loves nature especially the ocean and forest, plays jazz flute