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

Mindfulness Meditation for Schizophrenia Disorders

Berlin, Germany—New research from the University of Berlin reveals benefits of mindfulness meditation for schizophrenia disorder. New research conducted by the University of Berlin and the Centre for Mental Health at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, shows mindfulness meditation can help with schizophrenia disorder. Researchers created an interview guide to help people with schizophrenia to self-assess their symptoms before and after a mindfulness intervention. Twenty-seven interviews were conducted between September 2017 and October 2018. Participants were asked to rate themselves on symptoms such as “detachment and rumination”, “presence and getting lost”, “non-judgment and judgment”, and effects with…

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Mindfulness And Forgiveness: New Research Shows Crucial Link

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New scientific research reveals a pivotal link between mindfulness and forgiveness. Research published in the journal Emotion shows that people who practice mindfulness are more able to forgive, and that mindfulness can be a therapeutic treatment for people who are struggling to forgive others. The benefits of forgiveness are well documented. They include the facts that forgiveness improves relationships, reduces stress, improves blood pressure, and helps to alleviate the symptoms of depression, according to the MayoClinic. For thousands of years spiritual systems have advocated the importance of forgiveness, from passage of The Bible that discuss the spiritual importance of forgiveness,…

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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 the practice of meditation had any value to him. He claimed that meditation was merely “clearing the mind,” or “thinking about…

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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? If so, you might be wondering, "does thought stopping work?" In my experience as a meditation teacher, the more I try to forcefully stop my thoughts the worse they get. I find it impossible to completely stop thoughts. And science backs this up. 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. Catastrophic thinking can be a serious…

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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 the 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 by reading my…

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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 meditations for bipolar disorder that science suggests could cure bipolar disorder. This condition is an incredibly painful illness both for the individual suffering from it and for their friends and family. However, meditative practice can help alleviate the symptoms of the condition and create stability in mood, reducing the extremity of mania and depression. As a meditation teacher, many people have asked me: can meditation cure bipolar disorder? So I researched science and discovered that year on year, more people with bipolar disorder are turning to mindful practices for help. One of the most…

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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 manipulate 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…

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Open Awareness Meditation VS Focused Attention Meditation [Explained]

In this article, we will look at open-awareness 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 awareness, and effortless presence. Let’s look at the differences. Focused Attention, Open Awareness, And Effortless Presence Meditations The three fundamental types of meditation are: Focused attention meditation Open awareness meditation Effortless presence meditation As you will know if you follow our newsletter, there are very many different ways to meditate, but the two main ways are open-awareness and focused attention, so what…

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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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Science Reveals Shocking Importance Of Spirituality In Life
Being a spiritual person. It means you choose your own beliefs.

Science Reveals Shocking Importance Of Spirituality In Life

Science has revealed some staggering facts about the importance of spirituality in life and what it means to be spiritual in 2020. If you're unhappy or unhealthy, spirituality can help. But the masses still turn their noses up to spirituality, partly because they confuse it with religion, and partly because there have been some spiritual cults, even though the latter is rate [for an example, read my article on Maum Meditation]. Too many people deny their spiritual side because they relate it to religion. This is a critical error because there is a huge importance of spirituality in life. Let’s…

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Meditation To Control Emotions [Scripts, Benefits, Techniques]

Before I start using meditation to control emotions, I was full of rage, jealousy, sadness and other negative feelings. Lack of emotional control Not only does a lack of emotional control cause psychological distress, but it also causes social nightmares. 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 hadn't meant to be offensive. It was my emotions coming out awkwardly. Awkward social moments like these…

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5 Best Meditations For Decision Makers To Clarify Your Mind

In this article, we will be looking at the 5 best meditations for decision-makers. If you're a leader, manager or you just happen to wear the trousers, these meditations will help you make better decisions and to decide on whatever tough choices you're facing. There are very many powerful cognitive benefits of meditation. One of the key ways meditation makes us more intelligent is that it improves your decision making skills. In my guide to the best meditation techniques you can learn 31 styles of meditation and the amazing brain-benefits you get from them. One such benefit is the fact…

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