What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?
Fleet talks about being brought up in a household tainted by alcoholism and the constant threat of unsafety, and unpredictability. Fleet began an interest in spirituality and Buddhist meditation early on, though concurrent with that was involved in drugs which eventually led to 14 years in a federal prison. While in prison, Fleet’s meditation and spiritual practice became alive and he became engaged in teaching others about the benefits of meditation. These experiences formed the foundation of the work he would do when he got out.
- We have to do our own work. Find the skills to do your own work and keep doing your own work.
- Be in an ongoing relationship with your supervisor or mentor. And this is life-long.
- Learn some kind of contemplative practice for training the mind to develop greater capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation.
- Continually study with the great teachers, and become a life-long learner.