What Are The Mental Health Benefits of Meditation?

Most experts agree that the most effective regimen will include a combination of approaches if you’re trying to improve your mental health. These may include mental health treatment that includes, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy — but wellness practices like meditation are also proven to deliver results.  In this article, Cottonwood Tucson explores the mental health benefits...
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How Meditation Helps Your Mood

Holistic practices are wonderful for balancing daily life. One method in particular, meditation, consistently performs well in various scientific studies—and in most instances, it’s free. So how does a meditation practice help your mood? What the Science Says Meditation has been around for thousands of years and is practiced in cultures around the world. But...
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Everyone Tells Me to Meditate, But Why?

As you learn about new techniques for managing mental health and emotional issues, meditation might be one mentioned most frequently. But what purpose does it serve, and can it really help you? Let’s look at the science behind it and how it enhances well-being. Yes, Researchers Study Meditation Kind of surprising, isn’t it? Meditation, long...
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Styles of Meditation

While there are numerous methods of meditation, sometimes it’s a challenge to know which meditation styles could be the best for you. Fortunately, it’s easy and free to try as many forms as you like until you find the right fit. Why Meditate? The benefits of meditation differ for each person, but scientific study of...
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Just Say Om: Resources for Meditation

Once Misunderstood–Now Recommended At one time, meditation was misunderstood, and few people considered it a viable option for improved health. Now, scientific studies confirm that various forms of meditation provide benefits that, while still unique to each individual, are quantifiable enough to be part of a recommended wellness plan. People in recovery from substance abuse,...
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How Loving-Kindness Meditation Helps Recovery

Numerous studies tout the positive effects of meditation. Support of the medical community helps validate why this holistic wellness method proves beneficial for people, especially those overcoming substance use disorder (SUD). For people in recovery, meditation helps: Improve mindfulness. One typical aspect of addictive behavior is an inability to stay in the present moment. By...
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Mindfulness for Better Meditation

Although there are numerous techniques for meditation, many people are still uncertain about how to do it. However, the practice is often easy to incorporate into your recovery. One way to meditate is to pause in a quiet space, close your eyes, and focus on your breath for a minute or two. The concept of...
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Keeping a Meditation Journal

A meditation practice can help you manage a number of aspects in life. Whether you need a moment of calm in an otherwise busy day or have a deeper intention for cultivating stillness, meditating provides a safe space. When someone “practices” meditation, he or she is continually learning. It’s a never-ending journey, with many pivotal...
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Mindfulness Therapy for Depression

Mindfulness Therapy for Depression   Mindfulness therapy for treating depression is a relatively new approach. There is a growing body of research that supports mindfulness therapy as a way to treat the negative thought patterns associated with depression. Depression is a major disorder affecting millions of individuals.  It is a complex mental health disorder that...
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5 Alternative Therapies You Will Experience in Treatment

What Are Alternative Therapies? Alternative therapies include animal therapy, meditation, music or art therapy, wilderness therapy, or exercise. Alternative therapies are becoming more mainstream, as providers and clinicians discover people respond to different types of treatment in different ways.  Included below are five alternative therapies that you might experience during treatment. 1. Animal-assisted therapy Many...
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