5 Amazing Ways Mindfulness & Meditation Can Assist Those with Anxiety
The following is an excerpt from a person’s story on living with anxiety, posted on the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) website:
“Anxiety for me is extreme negativity, a general sense of aching. Not like a muscle aching, but an aching in my soul. It makes it difficult to appreciate myself.”
Let’s face it – anxiety can be downright crippling sometimes. Rumination, excessive worrying, sweaty palms, heart racing, dizziness and more can make anxiety a nightmare come true for many of us. If you have found it difficult to manage your anxiety, you’re not alone; the ADAA states that approximately 40 million adults in the United States experience anxiety – wow, that’s a lot! For many with anxiety disorders, medication is a vital component. Depending on your needs, holistic activities such as mindfulness and meditation can be beneficial either alone or alongside your medicinal plan.
Mindfulness and meditation have become more widely practiced in the United States now than ever before. There are so many amazing benefits of mindfulness and meditation that have been found through numerous research studies, especially for those with anxiety:
- Quieting the overactive mind
- Detaching from thoughts that once had control over you
- New pathways are formed in the brain, opening a healthier way of thinking
- With a calmer mind, the body can relax, too – which means you may experience less chronic pain, digestive issues, and more
- Practice can be done at anytime, anywhere, with no cost
According to the National Public Radio (NPR), meditation has been shown to improve conditions for those with anxiety, depression, and pain, and that’s just after a review of 47 studies published in the journal JAMA International Medicine. What’s even better is that mindfulness and meditation are non-invasive practices, meaning that you can feel safe and comfortable, with no intrusion of needles. For many, however, holistic practices such as these work best alongside medication and other interventions for optimal outcomes.
If you haven’t already, speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center to learn more about how you can incorporate mindfulness and meditation into your treatment program.
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