Tips for Mindful Meditation

 

 

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Tips for Mindful Meditation

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Q. Lewis, what is a mantra and how can we use it in meditation?

A. Often, when I have stress, I will take a few minutes before I begin working to meditate.

When I meditate I usually choose a mantra to focus on. A mantra in most spiritual traditions is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words. In many different cultures, it is believed that these words have sacred, religious, magical, or spiritual powers.

The most basic mantra is Om, and this is the mantra used by many secular beginner students, especially secular hatha yoga classes. In Hinduism, from which the word originates, it is known as the “Pranava mantra,” the source of all mantras.

 

 

 

East Asia

In Buddhism in China and Vietnam, ten small mantras were finalized by the monk Yulin (玉琳國師), a teacher of the Shunzhi Emperor for monks, nuns, and laity to chant in the morning.

Along with the ten mantras, the Great Compassion Mantra, the Shurangama Mantra of the Shurangama, Heart Sutra, and various forms of nianfo is also chanted. The Shurangama Mantra may be the longest mantra. There are Thai Buddhist amulet katha: that is, mantras to be recited while holding an amulet.

Very often mantra practice is combined with breathing meditation so that an individual recites a mantra simultaneously with in-breath and out-breath. This helps to help develop concentration and tranquility. Mantra meditation is especially popular among westerners who take yoga classes as well as I fitness facilities. Like other basic concentration exercises, a mantra can be used as the basis for an insight practice where the mantra becomes the focus of observation of how life. It can also be used to simplify the mind, or as an aid in mindfulness and in surrendering and letting go.

When I do my morning meditation I use three different Mantras

  1. A Hebrew phrase to celebrate my roots
  2. The words “Love, kindness, compassion, empathy, wisdom, goods, beauty, and grace”. This I do from the concept of as you think so you are.
  3. A series of Punjabi words I was given by a Guru I had fifty years ago. He said they were sacred. I say them whether they are or aren’t!

The Takeaway

Mantra-based meditation can help your mind to become more focused and can reduce stress. It really has a unique effect.

The key thing is that saying mantras, in mindful meditation while taking long, slow, deep breaths is a powerful tool for mental health

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5 Tips for Healing Your Depression

 

 

Q, How do I deal with the symptoms of depression?

A.  If you suffer from depression you are not alone, and there is hope. This short article is written for you, as well as for physicians and mental health professionals who sincerely want to help their patients and clients to truly heal from depression in ways that transcend simply prescribing or taking anti-depressant medication.

 

I have personally experienced a deep, seemingly never-ending depression — fatigue daily sadness, misery, and hopelessness. In the winter of 1984/’85, I experienced no pleasure and doubted that I ever would again. My depression was precipitated by a crisis in my business and by a betrayal by someone I cared for deeply. This, combined with a predisposition towards hypoglycemia and a history of extreme attention deficit, kept me rolled up in bed much of the time. Though I was able to take care of my fundamental needs, I did so as if trapped in a dark tunnel. This book is not specifically born out of that experience. Yet the opportunity to write this book brought forward in my mind my experience with depression — an experience I had almost forgotten about.

 

 

Depression is not a selective disease. This awful disease can affect an individual of any race, religion, nation, economic class, and political persuasion. Composer Cole Porter fell into a deep depression in the late 1940s that plagued him to his death in 1964. Winston Churchill suffered through most of his life in a struggle with depression that he came to call “the black dog.” Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, began suffering from a type of depression he called “the melancholy of things done.” The great writer and storyteller Mark Twain suffered from a period of great depression towards the end of his life; Abraham Lincoln, considered by many to be the greatest of all American presidents, suffered from what was then called melancholy throughout his life; and poet Emily Dickinson wrote a poem about an emotional breakdown she experienced, saying, “I felt a funeral in my brain.”

 

Depression often seems to have a life of its own. Like some creature from one of those “Alien” movies, it grows inside of you and begins to consume you. Friends and family want to help, offer support, but what they say just doesn’t get in.  When you are depressed, you feel completely isolated. Depressed individuals sincerely want help and yet they often seem paralyzed in acting on that desire.

 

The Takeaway

People with the best of intentions will tell you to “get on with your life,” “snap out of it,” “think positive,” and “exercise!” It isn’t as easy as that. Depression, and the treatment of its symptoms, are both basic and highly complex at the same time.

Begin by applying these 4 steps.

  1. Do ½ an hour of yoga and/or Tai Chi.
  2. Watch 15 minutes of comedy in the morning and evening.
  3. So something creative daily – singing, dancing, painting.
  4. Cut out sugar and junk food and create a whole food natural food diet.
  5. Get an Ott Light – This is a special full-spectrum light that can positively affect your brain function

 

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7 Mindfulness Tips for Psychologists and Life Coaches

Models and frameworks for mindfulness practices

What Exactly Is Zen Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, regret or expectation.

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Originally drawn from Zen and other Buddhist skills the concept of mindfulness has become popular among mental health professionals due to a newly found interest in Western psychology, and neurobiology by important Buddhist teachers including the Dalai Lama.

Though it is similar in some ways to Buddhist meditation, meditation and mindfulness are not the same. In fact, mindfulness is actually a skill one develops through meditation or other techniques. The roots of Mindfulness derive from sati, a significant element of Zen, and other spiritual traditions.

Though definitions and techniques of mindfulness are wide-ranging, the Western school of Transmodern Zen, and other Zen Japanese traditions explain what constitutes mindfulness. This includes how past, present and future moments arise and cease as momentary mental phenomena and sense impressions arise.

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There are a number of different models and frameworks for mindfulness practices. My favorite is the Two-component Model.

Many clinical psychologists and Results Oriented-Life Coaches generally accept the two-component model of mindfulness:

Component — 1. This involves the self-regulation of attention so that it is maintained on immediate experience, thereby allowing for increased recognition of mental events in the present moment.

Component — 2. This involves adopting a particular orientation toward one’s experiences in the present moment, an orientation that is characterized by curiosity, openness, and acceptance. This is what is known as “Beginner’s Mind” in Zen

In this two-component model, self-regulated attention (the first component) “involves bringing awareness to current experience — observing and attending to the changing fields of “objects” (thoughts, feelings, sensations), from moment to moment — by regulating the focus of attention”. Orientation to experience (the second component) involves maintaining an attitude of curiosity about objects experienced at each moment, and about where and how the mind wanders when it drifts from the selected focus of attention. Clients are asked to avoid trying to produce a particular state (e.g. relaxation), but rather to just notice each object that arises in the stream of consciousness.

Another model of mindfulness is the Five-aggregate Model

In the West and East there is a model of the mind that has been applied for thousands of years. This ancient model of the mind, generally known as the five-aggregate model enables one to understand the moment-to-moment manifestation of subjective conscious experience, and therefore can be a potentially useful theoretical resource to guide mindfulness interventions.

The five aggregates are described as follows:

1. Material form: includes both the physical body and external matter where material elements are continuously moving to and from the material body.

2. Feelings: can be pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral.

3. Perceptions: represent being aware of attributes of an object (e.g. color, shape, etc.)

4. Volition: represents bodily, verbal, or psychological behavior.

5. Sensory consciousness: refers to input from the five senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, or touch sensations) or a thought that happens to arise in the mind.

This model describes how sensory consciousness results in the generation of feelings, perception, or volition, and how individuals’ previously conditioned attitudes and past associations influence this generation. The five aggregates are described as constantly arising and ceasing in the present moment.

The Takeaway

Cultivating self-knowledge and wisdom can help us to maximize our EEPPSA (effectiveness, efficiency, precision, productivity, and self-awareness) in many ways. Transmodern Zen teachings provide detailed instructions on how one can carry out an inquiry into the nature of the mind, and this guidance can help one to make sense of one’s subjective experience. This could include understanding what the “present moment” is, how various thoughts, etc., arise following input from the senses, the conditioned nature of thoughts, and other realizations. In Buddhist teachings, ultimate wisdom refers to gaining deep insight into all phenomena or “seeing things as they are.”

A Simple Mindfulness Technique

A Simple Mindfulness Technique

1. sit in a straight-backed chair or sit cross-legged on the floor or a cushion.

2. close your eyes.

3. bring attention to either the sensations of breathing in the proximity of your nostrils or to the movements of the abdomen when breathing in and out.

4. do not try to control your breathing, simply be aware of your natural breathing process/rhythm.

5. don’t be concerned when your mind runs off to other thoughts and associations,

6. when this happens, and it will passively notice that the mind has wandered,

7. accept this, non-judgmentally, and return to focusing on your breath.

When I say, “accept this, non-judgmentally” I mean do not criticize yourself, or start negative self-talk such as “I’m doing it wrong.” Simply go back to this mindfulness exercise.

Takeaway

You don’t need special tools to practice mindfulness. As popular as the idea is becoming, and that is a good thing, critics have questioned both the commercialization and over-marketing of mindfulness for health benefits.

The “pain of longing” is a key tool for motivation and inspiration in relation to mindfulness

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Why You Are Depressed?

What does your brain function have to do with your depression?

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Researchers know that changes in brain function are more likely to result in depressive episodes than other factors.

A stable, highly functional individual with what would be considered a normal personality may experience a crisis or other triggering event that may result in depression, simply because there have been subtle changes in the brain.

The human brain, at about three pounds of tissue, is the most complex of our organs, playing a key role in the health of all other organs, glands, and bodily functions. The brain is the physical foundation from which thoughts, emotions, and feelings emanate, and a healthy brain creates the foundation for physical and emotional health.

One definition of emotional health is a person’s ability to communicate effectively. In addition to communication between people, there is also biological communication — the communication that takes place between different parts of your body. Your body is made up of millions of cells, and they have to be able to communicate with each other effectively. Part of how this takes place is through receptors.

 

A receptor essentially is a cellular tool whose purpose is to receive biological signals. Part of how each cell functions is that it has a receptor that receives specific signals and produces an appropriate response. Effective biological communication depends on various substances including nutritional factors, immunotransmitters, peptides, and neurotransmitters. These substances influence the brain and the body on a cellular level. When the brain receives unbalanced levels of essential nutrients or toxic, heavy metals, serious problems can arise concerning neurotransmitter levels. This is especially so since heavy metals can replace essential nutrients (particularly minerals), fooling the brain and causing deficiencies. A neurotransmitter may even bind to a receptor in certain cells and set into action a complex series of events at a molecular level. These events may influence various brain functions including memory, mood, and behavior.

Through the years, doctors have attempted to manipulate brain function in those who are tortured by the symptoms of depression or who have exhibited extreme anti-social behavior. Early in the twentieth century, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) used electricity to affect the same transmitter chemicals in the brain that are affected by nutraceuticals, color, light, sound, and medications. Although the use of ECT has decreased in the last two decades, physicians will still use it sometimes for treating patients who are unable to take medications due to other medical problems or who are unresponsive to medication. Many of these individuals can be helped through other, less extreme therapies once the specific causes of depression are isolated.

Takeaway

Remember, certain types of depression can be helped by nutrition therapy, herbs, amino acid supplementation, hands-on healing, exercise, specialized counseling, light therapy, and, and other approaches either alone or, when necessary, in combination with medication. Whatever form of depression you, or someone you care about, reach out to others, use online resources, have a Zoom Party, and take long walks.

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Healing Depression With Hypnotherapy

 

How the influencing of brain wave patterns can make us happy again.

 

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Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic tool and process in which hypnosis and trancework are used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues, including depression.

Researchers know that changes in brain wave patterns can affect our mental health especially concerning the symptoms of depression, and hypnosis and other trance-inducing techniques can easily and quickly change brain wave patterns

Researches have shown that certain processes — including emotional changes in the brain — produce measurable activity. This type of activity is known as brain waves. Brain waves can be measured (as cycles per second, called hertz) and an understanding of brain waves can be an important tool in addressing mental and emotional health issues. There are many levels of brain waves but researchers divide them into four primary distinct varieties. They are Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta waves.

Many researchers are studying the distortions of brain wave patterns as a factor in mental health including depression. Techniques used to treat depression, including meditation, hypnosis, and aromatherapy, derive their effectiveness in part from their influence on these brain wave patterns.

A suggestible person in an Alpha or Theta state can be guided by a therapist with the client’s permission, to transcend or shift out of certain negative, depressive, obsessive/compulsive patterns, reduce certain fear and phobias, reduce pain reactions and stress, and even change what at one time were considered involuntary physical responses. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis that are promoted in popular culture and one of these is that somehow the hypnotist can make you do something that is against your will. I want to note here that hypnosis is nothing to be feared. A hypnotherapist cannot make you do or believe something that you do not wish to.

Among the most skilled practitioners of alpha and theta induction are medical hypnotherapists and certified clinical hypnotherapists. Hypnotherapy is distinct from what is commonly known as stage hypnosis-the type of hypnosis performed as entertainment in nightclubs. Therapeutic hypnosis has always been a valuable tool in the hands of a skilled practitioner.

Hypnotherapy can generate relaxation through deep breathing, can slow the heartbeat, and create a sense of emotional balance; all important results in the treatment of depression when it is associated with panic, and anxiety. Once a person is in a voluntarily suggestive state hypnotic suggestions can replace catastrophic thoughts with a more grounded, healthier thought process. Hypnosis may even help a person remember the origins of the depression and begin to understand the causative event from a new perspective.

Hypnosis is best used as part of an integrated therapeutic approach to the treatment of depression. It should never be used to replace counseling or, nutritional therapy, or medication. If anything hypnosis can help the process of healing move along more smoothly and quickly.

Working with a professional hypnotherapist, will help you develop a sense of personal vision, define achievable goals, and choose a path to take you in the right direction. It will help you to transcend despair, rediscover hope, and become fully alive.

How we are or are not suggestible is influenced by how the events that have taken place in our life are recorded by the subconscious mind. Some memories are unresolved.

 

 

 

Suggestibility, Depression, and Memory

Our memories belong to one of two distinct categories:

1. A disturbing, haunting, never leaving painful memory that prevents a person from being present in the moment. Always thinking of the past or the future they are often highly dysfunctional. Depression based on Post-Traumatic Stress-Disorder belongs in this category. Traumatic circumstances that have taken place in late childhood or in young adulthood — may cause this condition.

2. Suppressed memory. This is a memory that rests in the subconscious mind. This is a state that most of us exist in. In fact, we are usually unaware of many details in traumatic experiences we have had and of the emotional impact it had and continues to have on us. Individuals with suppressed memory are generally functional in life but have specific areas of dysfunction. The popular culture term used to describe the source of these specific dysfunctions is “emotional baggage” — the emotional luggage of life that you carry around with you wherever you go and which influences most of your relationships

Working with a properly trained hypnotherapist can help you to use your own memories to reduce the symptoms of depression

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How Changing Your Attitude Can Change Your life!

Music, dance, and attitude as a path to happiness and an escape from your “mind prison”

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Reading Facebook posts today, the day after Xmas I notice plenty of sarcasm or really negative posts designed to make fun of the holiday. I always respond, sarcastically (because that’s what they are seeking), that I greatly appreciate their motivating and inspiring comments. That after reading them I now feel much better!

For some people, holiday depression is not about brain chemistry or blood sugar. It is about their crappy attitude.

 

Part of a “sick” person’s behavior is learned. Since many behaviors are the role-play of a person within certain culturally and socially based belief systems cultural factors can also bring a placebo effect into play. Role-playing is not synonymous with faking a cure since a person faking a cure will still be shown through various diagnostic and measuring procedures to still have the specific affliction. Any changes brought about through the placebo effect can be measured, including changes in how one acts, speaks about how they feel, attitude shifts, and changes in body chemistry.

This brings us to the power of suggestions as a therapeutic tool. All people respond to suggestions. Mentally and emotionally healthy people respond to positive suggestions however, all people, whether or not they are emotionally healthy are not all suggestible in the same way.

In a study of asthmatic patients, scientists found that they could produce dilation of the airways by telling people they were inhaling a bronchodilator. Research has also shown that the power of suggestion, when offered to a person in a particular psychological state, with certain belief systems and offered in a certain tone with certain words, can help reduce or eliminate pain.

 

These factors alone, when combined with an effective therapist and attention to biochemical causative factors may trigger physical and psychological reactions that promote healing.

Here is a wonderful music/dance video to put a smile on your face.

Takeaway: 

Studies indicate that just being in a healing environment or circumstance may have an effect. According to a New York Times article “Depressed patients who are merely put on a waiting list for treatment do not do as well as those given placebos.”

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How To Use Bach Flower Remedies To Heal Holiday Depression

The Bach remedies and energy medicine can heal depression symptoms and help your mental health and emotional Qi.

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There is no one reason for depression. Each depressed individual will have a unique history of dysfunctional relationships, traumatic childhood, stress, financial hardships, insomnia and sleep disorders, unresolved grief, genetic predisposition, aging, serious physical illness, or family environment. Individually or in combination, some or all of these factors may initiate a downward spiraling cycle that results in depression. Herbal based flower remedies help to heal depression on a vibrational/energetic level. These homeopathically prepared plant essences support the depressed individual in recognizing and addressing issues such as personal growth, self-observation, forgiving, getting in touch with repressed feelings, expressing gratitude, effective communication, ending procrastination, making choices instead of excuses, ending self-isolation, impatience, hopelessness, a sense of impending doom, and despondency.

General, emotional stress, trauma, spiritual longing, and energetic imbalances alone or in combination are all major causes of depression. In the case of situational depression, the ability of a person to control responses to stress, rather than becoming a victim of unpleasant situations has a great impact on the healing process.

 

Homeopathy is one system for doing this. There are many different systems of energetically based flower remedies, however, by far the most commonly used and most easily available are those developed in the 1930s by the British pathologist, homeopath, and research scientist (in bacteriology, pathology, and immunology) Dr. Edward Bach. Dr. Bach took the vibrational principles so frequently associated with Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine today and applied them to balancing emotional states through homeopathically prepared flower remedies. Bach discovered that behind every patient’s situational depression and emotional and psychological disturbances is a vibrational link.

Over a number of years Dr. Bach isolated remedies, one by one, each remedy intended to treat a different negative and counterproductive emotion. Bach discovered that picking certain species of wildflowers at certain times in their blooming cycle, and preparing them homeopathically maximized their vibrationally based healing qualities. Eliminating toxic plants or those that might produce side effects, he discovered 38 flowering plants, trees, and special waters which had a profound influence on balancing various dysfunctional behavior patterns as well as different mental, emotional stresses.

By looking beyond the limitation of allopathic medicine and the psychoanalytic approach dominant at that time he was able to take into account the feelings of his patients rather than just treating their psychological symptoms. By addressing the cause and effect relationship of pain when dealing with illness he bridged the gap between physical and emotional pain.

Bach was able to see before virtually any western physician or researcher, the strong link between emotional imbalance and immunity. He describes in his writings that emotional challenges especially, loss of hope, worry, anxiety, resentment, feelings of despair, fear, and lack of self-confidence, can deplete a patient’s vitality to the extent they may lose natural resistance and become susceptible to a host of physical illnesses.

Today one would be hard-pressed to find a knowledgeable progressive thinking scientist or physician who does not at least look into the psychological and emotional variables affecting an individual when attempting to treat a physical illness.

 

Dr. Bach’s remedies were and still are prepared by placing the petals and blooms of the specific herb in spring water and allowing sunlight to activate their potential. This process is a homeopathic approach called ‘potentizing’ of the remedy. This sun “energized” liquid is then naturally preserved with a small amount of brandy. Those who wish to avoid all alcohol can place the liquid in very hot water to evaporate the brandy.

Because they are “energetically-based,” the Bach Flower remedies offer a spiritual dimension to the healing of depression. The remedies create a system for bolstering faith and hope. Dr. Bach’s system is based on the concept that everyone deserves love and that there is a power greater than ourselves that will help us to restore love and sanity in our lives. The flower remedies are not a crutch, they are a vehicle for clarity.

 

In fact, if you accidentally choose a remedy that is inappropriate for a specific emotional state the remedy has no effect at all, remaining neutral. The remedies do not work biochemically but rather by gently re-establishing emotional and psychological equilibrium through energetic, or vibrational shifts. While other drug-based approaches as well as many herbs, and nutrients address brain chemistry and depression, the flower remedies do not specifically influence brain chemistry nor do they target specific symptoms. Rather they address the state of mind of the depressed or emotionally stressed individual. They balance chi by going to the person’s energy source. These remedies are considered a transformation event in the treatment of emotional problems through natural healing and homeopathy.

These flower remedies have been used for over fifty years by medical doctors, and psychologists, as well as the general public. Many mental-health professionals integrate these gentle homeopathic remedies into an emotional healing program specifically for depression. They are available in most natural food stores and are easily prepared by adding a few drops into spring water.

 

All of the 38 remedies may affect depression in some indirect way and as such, I have listed them alphabetically below. I had the opportunity to study in 1976 at Mt. Vernon, Dr. Bach’s home in England, and later with Marjorie Spaulding a long-term master of the remedies who had herself studied with Nora Weeks Dr. Bach’s successor. I also developed a long and deep friendship with the late, Leslie Karloff, who through his family’s Elon distributing company had a major role in gaining recognition for the remedies in the American healing community. A master herbalist Leslie pointed out that the remedies that seemed to be most specific for depression were gorse, gentian, mustard, and sweet chestnut. Through my own experience, I have seen these three remedies, particularly Gorse, help depressed individuals who consistently experienced feelings of hopelessness and despair. Here are a few other combinations that I have seen work effectively in specific situations,

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — Crab Apple, Heather, and White Chestnut
  • Fatigue exhaustion — Olive and Hornbeam
  • Fear: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Mimulus, Red Chestnut, and Rock Rose
  • Stress — Olive, Vervain, Elm, Oak
  • Insomnia — White chestnut, Olive Vervain
  • Emotional insecurity and lack of confidence — Larch, Centaury, Cerato
  • Loneliness — Water violet, Heather
  • Suicidal thoughts — Cherry plum Agrimony
  •  Worry — White Chestnut, Agrimoney, Red chestnut
  • Situation depression — Walnut. Larch, Mimulus, Aspen. Scleranthus
  • Takeaway: 
  • Studies indicate that just being in a healing environment or circumstance may have an effect. The change of attitude that comes with the remedies can have a profound effect on one’s mental, and emotional well-being

About the Author: Lewis Harrison, is a best-selling author, a Results-Oriented Life Coach, speaker, and strategist specializing in; self-improvement, personal development, applied game theory, and happiness. He has experienced deep depression in his life and seeks to serve others as much as possible.

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