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Mindfulness meditation is imbued with centuries of Buddhist tradition and philosophy. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction method, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) was created by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale. Mindfulness has received a great deal of popularity in the therapeutic environment in the last two decades. Empirical results suggest that multiple clinicians utilize Mindfulness-based interventions techniques in interpersonal counselling environments. Michalak et al. (2019) published a study of the usage of mindfulness by German psychotherapists in...
It is normal for one to be anxious before and after undergoing a serious medical procedure or receiving a life-altering medical diagnosis. But, these feelings should not have the power to affect the outcomes of these events, right? As it turns out, they very well might. Patients who come out of surgery with depression or anxiety may often require additional care, longer rehab, and have more complications during their recovery. Studies that have been recently conducted have been able to...
Abstract Meditation is becoming more and more popular in many western countries around the world. The practice has a deep history and roots originating from the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism (Kume, 2018.) The term “meditation” is now used to describe a large number of different techniques as there is not just one type of meditation. According to Vedic science, the true purpose of meditation is to connect yourself to your deep inner Self (Sharma, 2015.) Some of the different...
On average, ten million people around the world undertake a form of meditation practice per day (BBC, 2017). In Australia, about one in six adults practice meditation (Pascoe, 2018). The purpose of meditation is different for each individual. The aim of meditation is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth (Yogapedia, n.d.). Well-being is the state of a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health factors, strongly linking to health and happiness. Multiple forms of...
Waking up in the middle of the night (or in the middle of a sleep cycle) and being unable to fall back asleep is a common sleep disorder called insomnia. If you’re experiencing long stretches of any kind of insomnia, you’ll first want to schedule a trip to the doctor to make sure there are no underlying medical issues behind those sleepless nights. It’s important to know that symptoms of depression such as low energy, loss of interest or motivation,...
Sometimes we find ourselves lost in our own head or even stressed from issues we face on a daily basis. We’re constantly thinking and sometimes it can be pretty overwhelming. Quiet and Peace of the mind should be something that everyone should be able to achieve. That is where meditation comes in, and there are many reasons why one should meditate. There are also many benefits when it comes to meditating. For many individuals meditating might be something new and...