Meditation Therapy & Mindfulness Training
Evidence-based meditation and relaxation techniques are used to treat many physical and emotional conditions including trauma, anxiety depression and chronic stress. It accelerates the healing of cancer and treats heart disease.
Meditation Therapy can also help stop Habits and Addictions. In quieting the mind through meditation, addictive behaviors can be observed, analyzed and questioned through a process of self-discovery and self-inquiry. Clarity on issues surrounding the addictions surface gaining deeper personal insights about the source of their cravings, and a person with an addiction is able to finally let the addiction go.
WHAT IS MEDITATION? Meditation is a way to make the mind more stable and clearer. It is for everyone who has noticed their minds are chaotic or unsettled and wish for a deeper understanding of their experiences. From our point of view, meditation is a practice anyone can do. It is for everyone, regardless of experience or religious affiliation.
HOW DOES MEDITATION WORK?
To understand the mind, we are required to slow down and experience our mind just as it is. In the process, we start to see how our mind works. We see that whatever the mind is focused on—anger, desire, jealousy, or peace—that is what we also will be focused on and what we will experience. Through our meditation practice, we begin to see that we have a choice in the matter: we do not have to act on every thought. We can abide peacefully in our natural and calm mind state regardless of any unpleasant feelings, thoughts, or experiences. It is our view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth, and intelligence and that this nature is available to us at all times and in all situations. Meditation practice allows us to come back to our true nature and to begin living from this natural state of peaceful abiding. We come to acknowledge our natural state through the practices of meditation, awareness, and mindfulness. This natural state can be further developed in daily life, so that it radiates out to family, friends, community, and society.
CAN I BENEFIT FROM MEDITATION?
YES! Everyone can benefit from meditation. It is helpful for stress reduction, addiction, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and worry, eating disorders, general discontent and most other human conditions you can think of. It is helpful to anyone who has a sincere interest in learning to flow with the human experience and in living with an open heart and open mind.