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Addressing Traumatic Stress with Falun Gong

Addressing Traumatic Stress with Falun Gong

Presented at the 4th International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology, 13-15 March, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.


Mental health service providers have focused on the effects of trauma and related interventions for several decades. Little is known about pervasive and historic trauma, particularly for socially marginalized individuals. Thus, clinical issues associated with socio-political oppression have been under-investigated. 

There is presently a lack of sufficient cultural competence when working with diverse clients. Additionally, mainstream clinicians often lack adequate case conceptualization skills and culturally situated interventions to assist clients from diverse backgrounds.

The authors propose that mindfulness techniques are particularly beneficial for this client population. They recommend using traumatic stress as a framework to explore evidence-based interventions to address long-term, pervasive marginalization, and its psychological effects.

Traumatic Stress with Falun Gong

Dubbed as Chinese yoga, Falun Gong is uniquely simple. It has only four standing exercises and one sitting meditation. Also known as Falun Dafa, this ancient Chinese spiritual meditation discipline is deeply rooted in Buddhist and Taoist philosophies.

To address traumatic stress for marginalized client populations, the authors provide a review of culture-centered interventions. They focus on the use of the mindfulness practice of Falun Gong to help mitigate traumatic stress for the target group of clients.

In conclusion, the authors propose that future research need to focus on studies exploring the usefulness of Falun Gong for clients assessed with traumatic stress.

Please check out the authors’ open accessed peer-reviewed book chapter article on the website. 

Thank you for your interest in my work. If you wish to have a copy of the PPT notes for this conference presentation and/or any of my other presentations, please email me at [email protected].

Keywords: Meditation, Falun Gong, Falun Dafa, traumatic stress, counseling

Group photo with some of the participants after the 2019 International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology.
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