What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice which helps one calm the mind and remain in the present moment. There are many types of and techniques for meditation. Practicing meditation can help increase one's self-compassion and compassion for others.
How Can Meditation Help?
There are many scientifically proven benefits to meditation including increased compassion, decreased stress and anxiety, improved body functions such immunity and digestion, and lowered blood pressure and cholesterol.
Is Meditation for Me?
Almost everyone has the ability to focus on the present moment - even if for a few seconds. Some people believe that they "just cannot meditate." The very thought of meditating is anxiety-inducing. When we have gotten used to living with an active or overactive mind, it can be difficult to think about trying to quiet it. It may not be easy, but is possible for most people to meditate.*
*Meditation is contraindicated for people who are experiencing psychosis, trauma, or acute mental health symptoms.