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Guided Meditation For Addiction Recovery

What is Guided Meditation For Addiction Recovery Like? Meditation is a generally safe exercise that focuses on the mind-body connection with the goal of inducing relaxation and serenity. It has been shown to improve physical and mental health. Meditation practices can vary greatly. But there are a few common components or guidelines [1]: Find a quiet and distraction-free setting Sit or lie down comfortably Focus on your breathing, a repeated sound or word (mantra), or a single idea Keep an open mind Mindfulness meditation for addiction recovery does not need to take place over a set duration of time. Beginners can start meditating for a few minutes at a time and work up to longer sessions. You don’t have to be religious or spiritual to participate. The activity focuses on mindfulness, or awareness of present feelings, thoughts, physical sensations, and surroundings. Mindfulness also involves accepting feelings and thoughts as they are without judging or labeling them.  Although meditation, along with other CAM treatments, has been received with some skepticism by addiction and medical professionals, a growing amount of research supports its effectiveness for addiction recovery and relapse prevention. Benefits of mindfulness meditation for addiction recovery In general, meditation helps promote… 

The Harmful Effects of Chronic Stress

Throughout our lives we are always coming across events and times that can cause us stress. Whether it is our home life, work or trauma, stress is unavoidable. Chronic stress occurs over a long period of time and is the consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed. When this type of stress goes untreated it can greatly affect your overall health. This affects virtually every system in the body, either directly or indirectly. In this article, we will learn what causes this severe type of stress, the symptoms, and how it can affect each system. We will take a look at different ways we can avoid or receive help for chronic stress.  Causes of Chronic Stress  There are many different factors that can go into the reasons behind why someone may experience chronic stress. It can be rooted in a traumatic event that happened in the past, marital problems, the pressure of school, and the list can go on and on. When people begin experiencing stressful situations, the normal reaction is to retreat and avoid.  When you begin to experience constant heightened alertness, or feeling on edge from these situations, this is what chronic stress is. Do you ever get… 

5 Ways to Manage Anxiety

Whether you experience anxiety as feelings of fear and worry, develop physical changes such as sweating and difficulty breathing, or become overwhelmed with thinking that life is out of control, we are glad to share that there are several ways to manage anxiety. These are 5 of the best ways.