Mindfulness practices can help greatly when teaching potentially triggering courses on queerness and trauma. Meditation allows students to learn how to manage triggers, enhancing their distress tolerance and their ability to fully engage with course material. It also has practical benefits for applied courses, as students will learn how mindfulness practices can help when working with queer and traumatized clients in, for example, a social services setting. This original teaching activity describes a course I taught called 'Queer Trauma and Resilience: Canadian Perspectives,' and outlines several meditations that were taught progressively throughout the course. Debriefing methods are included as well as reflective assessments used in the course.
"Teaching Queer Trauma: Applying Meditation as a Pedagogy of Compassion,"
Feminist Pedagogy: Vol. 4:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/vol4/iss1/18
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