We Share The Psychology News To Boost Your Wellbeing

In this section of THE DAILY MEDITATION we share the latest breakthroughs in psychology and how to apply them to your own life.

Meditation VS AntiDepressants: I Can’t Decide So I’ll Do Both!
When you're looking for help with depression, meditation and antidepressants can both help

Meditation VS AntiDepressants: I Can’t Decide So I’ll Do Both!

Many people wonder about how meditation and antidepressants work together? Can you use meditation to replace antidepressants? Can you meditate while on antidepressants? And in a meditation vs antidepressants showdown, which one wins? In an idealistic world we would say that meditation can replace antidepressants. After all, it certainly is possible to successfully use meditation to stop depression. As a meditation teacher I know many people who have been successful in replacing antidepressants with meditation. And those people are relieved to be off of meds and living healthy, happy lives natural. But I also know people who have attempted to…

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Meditation, Self Love, Essential For Mental Health Says Study

Meditation increases self love and this improves our mental health, says new study. It has been known for millennia that there are many benefits of meditation for mental health. Buddhists monks knew that over 2500 years ago. And over recent years scientific research has shown that meditation does indeed improve mental health. However, it is only now that we beginning to understand precisely how meditation improves mental health. Self love, it seems, is the key. The importance of compassion is well documented. Compassion and self love have been scientifically proven to have many mental health benefits, from helping with depression…

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How To Explore Your Mind [TUTORIAL]

If you want to see the inner truth of your own being, you need to know how to explore your mind.  The best way to explore your mind is with meditation.  And at first, that might sound a little backwards.... Years ago, when I was a wide-eyed philosophy student, there was a conversation after class about meditation. Many of the students there were still reeling from the day’s lecture in Philosophy of the Mind. One student was questioning if meditation had any value to him. He claimed that meditation was merely “clearing the mind,” or “thinking about nothing”. And this…

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I Tried Thought Stopping Exercises And The Results Shocked Me

Have you been considering using thought stopping exercises to quieten your mind? It might seem like a good idea to stop negative thoughts, especially if you’ve been suffering from stress and anxiety. Thought stopping seems like a good choice because you no longer want to experience thoughts that cause you pain. Yes, there are some powerful techniques for stopping negative thoughts. But what is better than stopping negative thoughts is simply changing negative thoughts to more positive ones. Let me show you why thought stopping exercises are a bad idea. And I will show you what to do instead. Thought…

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How Beliefs Affect Your Life, Changing Your Perception Of Reality

How do beliefs affect our lives? You might be surprised to hear that your beliefs affect your life in every way. Because from the time you are born, beliefs shape your perception of the world. And your perception is your reality. That is why it is of the utmost importance  we notice our own beliefs and get to know their content, so that we may consciously understand how they affect our reality. It is only when we become aware of our beliefs that we are able to change them. Each one of our beliefs affects our perception like  a lens…

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How To Achieve Self Actualization With Meditation [TUTORIAL]

If you want to reach your highest self, I've got five meditations for self actualization that will help you to get there.  The term “self actualization” was coined by psychologist Abraham Maslow in the 1950s. It means to achieve fulfilment of our highest needs. Fulfilling these needs, Maslow said, leads an individual to achieve their ultimate purpose. [1] When you achieve self actualization you will essentially achieve your purpose in life.  But how do you get there? There are five meditations for self actualization that can help you to get there. I'll share the meditations below (you might like to start…

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When You Combine Meditation With CBT You’ll Be Stunned By Results

Meditation and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) are two highly popular exercises among the spiritually awakened and the scientifically educated. Good news is this: When you combine meditation with CBT you get some seriously mind-blowing effects. We’ll get to that inn a second. First, let’s look at what CBT and meditation are, and why if you’re into mental fitness, you seriously need to start doing both. What are CBT and Meditation? Two Sides of The Same Coin Both meditation and CBT are ways of training the mind. With meditation and CBT we train the mind to be more relaxed, more productive,…

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4 Meditations For Bipolar Disorder That Help Give You Control

Good news: There are some excellent bipolar meditation techniques that science suggests could cure bipolar disorder. As a meditation teacher, several people have asked me: can meditation cure bipolar disorder? So I researched the science. One of the most recent breakthroughs in medical science has been the use of meditation for bipolar disorder. This condition is an incredibly painful illness both for the individual suffering from it and for their friends and family. The good news is that meditation can help with bipolar disorder. It can help to increase the stability of your mood and to reduce the extremities of…

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10 Vicious Gaslighting Techniques You Need To Be Clued In On

Are people in your life using gaslighting techniques on you? Gaslighting tactics, says Jackson MacKenzie, Author of Psychopath Free, are used to Tmanipulate people in relationships. Gaslighting in relationships is sickeningly common. And you might be a victim of it. Here are the signs of gaslighting in relationships: You feel like your relationships are insecure. You apologise all the time? You feel like you can’t do anything right You feel you always need to please people. You wish you could put yourself first If you experience these symptoms, gaslighting techniques  could be the reason. I'll explain: What Are Gaslighting Techniques? Gaslighting techniques…

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Open Monitoring Meditation VS Focused Attention Meditation [Explained]

In this article we will look at open monitoring meditation VS focused attention meditation, and explain what the difference is. When it's all said and done there are only three mind-states used when focusing in meditation. Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, And Effortless Presence Meditations They are: Focused attention meditation Open monitoring meditation Effortless presence meditation THE DAILY MEDITATION's readers are still digging my guide to 31 ways to meditate. And you probably want to know more regarding open monitoring meditation VS focused attention meditation. For starters though, there is a fourth type of focus. It's called multi-tasking. I personally used to multitask…

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How To Change Your Mind From The Outside In

Today, scientists have shared with us a proven and simple way to change your mind: start from the outside in. It turns out that inward changes do not equate to outwards changes. Actually, outward changes equate to inward changes. If you want to change your mind you have to start by changing your actions. This flies in the face of popular convention. Even THE DAILY MEDITATION's guide to changing your beliefs states that we can change ourselves from the inside out. So what gives? Research into psychotherapy has literally turned the tables on the way we think about psychology. For years—centuries, even—it…

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The True Meaning Of Spirituality And Its Importance In Life
Being a spiritual person. It means you choose your own beliefs.

The True Meaning Of Spirituality And Its Importance In Life

What is the meanguring of spirituality in 2019? And what is the importance of spirituality in life? The answer to that question may surprise you. The true meaning of spirituality is not what most people think. In fact, it is the opposite of what a lot of people think. And it's important that you know the true meaning of spirituality, because science has proven that spirituality is important in your life. If you're unhappy or unhealthy, spirituality can help. But the masses still turn their noses up to spirituality, partly because they confuse it for religion, and partly because there…

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How To Control Emotions By Meditating And Raise EQ

A few years ago I had no clue how to control my emotions. I had rage, jealousy, sadness... you know, all the negatives.   When I was fourteen I was at a friend's mother's funeral when I suddenly felt overcome with emotion. But instead of crying I laughed out loud. The old lady next to me glared at me in disgust. I felt ashamed and embarrassed. I obviously hadn't meant to be offensive. It was my emotions coming out in an awkward way.  Awkward social moments like these are commonplace for the billions who are unable to control their emotions.     …

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