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Tara Brach – Overcoming Fear With Mindfulness

Tara Brach – How To Overcome Fear With The Power Of Mindfulness

It is with great pleasure that I share with you the second masterclass with Tara Brach, following on from Tara’s presentation on How To End The Trance of Unworthiness & Move Through Fear during the Mindfulness Summit in 2015.

Tara Brach is as an internationally recognised meditation teacher and clinical psychologist, and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW). She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years and successfully published two bestselling meditation and spiritual awakening books, True Refuge and Radical Acceptance. Her podcasts are also downloaded over one million times per month, which is a real testament to her work and ongoing commitment to helping us live with more peace and ease.

During this masterclass we speak about one of the things that can really hold us back from wholehearted living, and that thing is fear – the fear we’re not enough, we won’t be loved and that we’re not worthy. Tara’s relates to this as the ‘Trance of Unworthiness’, and illustrates how it can hold us back from being the person we want to be and the life we want to live.

Also shared in this masterclass is Tara’s personal story of how she’s had to self-nurture through feelings of unworthiness, even after publishing Radical Acceptance.

I’m sure you’ll find this video interview will support and nurture your journey to mindful living. Enjoy!

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You can also find her books, meditations and more resources here: https://www.tarabrach.com/

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Show Notes

Tara Brach: Beyond The Fear (Part 1)

Tara Brach: Beyond The Fear (Part 2)

Tara’s free meditation RAIN Self Compassion

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Melli:G’day. Melli O’Brien here from The Mindfulness Summit, and this is the second masterclass following on from last year’s Mindfulness Summit. The idea of these videos is that we just want to continue to nourish and support your journey into mindful living.

Today’s masterclass is with Tara Brach. Tara is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known meditation teacher, and the author of two bestselling books, True Refuge and Radical Acceptance, two of my favorites. Her podcast is downloaded around one million times a month, and in addition to her public work, she also is tirelessly working to get meditation into prisons and schools. In this masterclass with Tara Brach, we speak about one of the things that really can hold us back from wholehearted living, from mindful living. That thing is fear. Specifically, we speak about what she calls the trance of unworthiness. The fear that we’re not enough. The fear that we’re not worthy, and how that can really color our whole life experience, holding us back from being the person we want to be and living the life that we want to live.

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  1. Jennifer Beare

    This discussion is jam packed with insightful and practical information….a helpful explanation , with examples….no small feat when it comes to talking about seemingly esoteric ideas! Heartfelt thanks for this and for the ongoing work you do supporting this community Melli! I will be making a book choice based on this, as Ms. Brach’s work resonates with me. I am fascinated and grateful how this summit brings the most relevant and helpful information my way, at precisely the right time over and over again. No coincidence in my opinion!! Namaste 🙂

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