Category: meditation

Meditation as Desensitization

Research has shown that meditation can help with stress and anxiety. With the rise in war exposed veterans in the US needing treatment, studies are being conducted to see how mindfulness and meditation can help people dealing with trauma. As a psychologist with a regular meditation practice, I have noticed how closely meditation resembles the exposure…

How Meditation Helps

A growing body of research is showing that there are many physical and mental health benefits to practicing meditation. Mindfulness (vipassana) meditation is useful in managing pain and distressing mood states. According to the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine (NCCAM) “there’s evidence that [meditation] may reduce blood pressure as well as symptoms…

The Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Increasingly health providers are acknowledging the importance of the mind-body connection to overall wellness, rather than just focusing on the physical machinery.  Yoga and meditation are practices that can contribute to good mental and physical health. Yoga & Wellness The health benefits of yoga have been recognized anecdotally for thousands of years, but now there…