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Styles of Meditation

While there are numerous methods of meditation, sometimes it’s a challenge to know which meditation styles could be the best for you. Fortunately, it’s easy and free to try as many forms as you like until you find the right fit. Why Meditate? The benefits of meditation differ for each person, but scientific study of...
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Just Say Om: Resources for Meditation

Once Misunderstood–Now Recommended At one time, meditation was misunderstood, and few people considered it a viable option for improved health. Now, scientific studies confirm that various forms of meditation provide benefits that, while still unique to each individual, are quantifiable enough to be part of a recommended wellness plan. People in recovery from substance abuse,...
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How Loving-Kindness Meditation Helps Recovery

Numerous studies tout the positive effects of meditation. Support of the medical community helps validate why this holistic wellness method proves beneficial for people, especially those overcoming substance use disorder (SUD). For people in recovery, meditation helps: Improve mindfulness. One typical aspect of addictive behavior is an inability to stay in the present moment. By...
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Mindfulness for Better Meditation

Although there are numerous techniques for meditation, many people are still uncertain about how to do it. However, the practice is often easy to incorporate into your recovery. One way to meditate is to pause in a quiet space, close your eyes, and focus on your breath for a minute or two. The concept of...
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Keeping a Meditation Journal

A meditation practice can help you manage a number of aspects in life. Whether you need a moment of calm in an otherwise busy day or have a deeper intention for cultivating stillness, meditating provides a safe space. When someone “practices” meditation, he or she is continually learning. It’s a never-ending journey, with many pivotal...
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Mindfulness Therapy for Depression

Mindfulness Therapy for Depression   Mindfulness therapy for treating depression is a relatively new approach. There is a growing body of research that supports mindfulness therapy as a way to treat the negative thought patterns associated with depression. Depression is a major disorder affecting millions of individuals.  It is a complex mental health disorder that...
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5 Alternative Therapies You Will Experience in Treatment

What Are Alternative Therapies? Alternative therapies include animal therapy, meditation, music or art therapy, wilderness therapy, or exercise. Alternative therapies are becoming more mainstream, as providers and clinicians discover people respond to different types of treatment in different ways.  Included below are five alternative therapies that you might experience during treatment. 1. Animal-assisted therapy Many...
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These Are The Signs Of Healthy Relationship Habits

Relationships are a foundation of recovery. Working on ourselves during treatment is how we prepare ourselves to be in healthy relationships with others. Relationship therapy and counseling are common forms of therapy in treatment to repair damage done during active addiction. In addition, psychoeducational lectures about communication, relationships, and other partner-focused topics are offered to...
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The Many Health Benefits Of Practicing Thai Chi

Tai Chi is actually an exercise that burns calories and can help with weight management. Though many people see Tai Chi as just a series of slow movements, it is actually an exercise as well as a form of martial arts practice. Focusing on maintaining certain physical stances, movements, as well as muscle control. Practicing...
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Transcendental Meditation for PTSD

Tran·scen·den·tal Med·i·ta·tion ™ noun a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation, repetition of a mantra, and other yogic practices, promulgated by an international organization founded by the Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ( c. 1911–2008). In circles of recovery around the globe, the practice of prayer and meditation...
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