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How Meditation Can Help Your Mental Health


Self-care has become a critical issue that has arisen during the pandemic, and one of the more essential forms of this is meditation. There have been countless studies that have proven that meditation improves both physical and mental health. In fact, meditation has been proven to:

  • Decrease pain

  • Boost immune function

  • Lead to less anxiety and depression

  • Lead to a heightened sense of well-being

  • Create a greater sense of happiness and emotional control


These effects are proven, but what happens to the brain when we meditate, and why is it so nourishing to the body and spirit?


Types of Meditation


Although there are many sources out there claiming to have the best meditation methods, science has stepped in to narrow down the best options to focus on. It has been discovered that three forms of meditation show clear therapeutic benefits. Each of these affects a different type of brainwaves, and they can be complementary to each other.


The three types are:

  1. Focused Attention

  2. Open Monitory

  3. Transcendental


Meditation is a practice that encapsulates a large umbrella of different practices. Although many claim that meditation can fix everything, some excellent scientific studies back up that notion. By practicing meditation in your everyday life, you might be able to strengthen not only your mental health but also your physical health. Methods of meditation might be helpful for you. It could be a good idea to try different methods of mediation to find your right fit. Contact RD Psychotherapy today for more information on our outpatient services.


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