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Suffering Panic Attacks – How to Help Yourself Cope in Life November 17, 2017

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Most of us have experienced anxiety at some time in our lives. That tense feeling, being hesitant and fearful of an approaching exam, test or interview. These situations are normally short-term and can be useful; they may make you more alert in an exam. However, the feelings may overwhelm you making you unable to concentrate.

 

We have all heard of the “Fight of flight” reflex, this reflex was to protect us from danger, give us the extra energy to run away. For this to happen, the anxious feelings and the fear trigger the release of a hormone called adrenalin. Adrenalin makes your heart beat faster to carry your blood to the organs which most need it. Your breathing increases to obtain more oxygen, you will sweat to stop you overheating. There are many other changes that take place in your body to help you cope with the impending danger. Once the danger has passed other hormones are released to help you relax. The “Fight of flight” reflex is very useful to help you run away from danger, however, when you want to run away from things like exams, driving tests it is not so useful because your body will take much longer to relax and you will be in an agitated state for longer. If the anxiety stays at high levels for long periods of time, you may find life difficult to deal with. The longer this goes on for, the more powerless and out of control, you may feel. If this feeling of fear or anxiety begins to overwhelm you the next stage is “Panic attacks”

Panic attacks are the exaggerated response of the body to fear and stress. You often get palpitations in your heart, possibly feeling faint, nauseous, chest pains, difficulty breathing and many more. You may start to feel you are going to have a heart attack and die. Attacks come on quickly and last from five to twenty minutes, those suffering them for longer are experiencing several attacks one after the other.

Anxiety and panic attacks can be a combination of factors. Something distressing happening to you in the past (possibly in childhood) and you were unable to deal with the emotions at the time. If things happen to you now which trigger that distress the anxiety and the emotions which have not been dealt with, and possibly trigger a panic attack. Your parents may have been anxious people and therefore this has been learnt by you in your early life.

Unfortunately, anxiety has an effect on your body and mind making you fearful, on edge, and unable to relax or concentrate. To cope with these feeling you might smoke, drink or use drugs as relaxants.

To stop the anxiety and panic attacks, learning to meditate and relax the mind is very helpful. Meditation is not all about sitting cross-legged on the floor; it is about learning to relax and focusing on a soothing voice or music. In my groups I do guided meditation, you focus on my voice as I take you on a relaxing journey to relax you.  Energy healing and integral core therapy, also benefits people suffering anxiety and panic attacks, we encourage you to go back to the fearful feelings and learn how you can deal with them.

My meditation groups are the 1st Wednesday of the month. I also do one to one sessions for meditation, energy healing and integral core therapy. 

If you would like advice or help please contact me.

How to Alleviate Your Pain with These 5 Therapies October 21, 2017

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Alternative Therapy or Complementary Therapy is generally treatments that are used in place of or alongside conventional medicine. My advice is to always get a diagnosis from a qualified doctor before making any decisions to use alternative/ complementary therapy.

Alternative therapies include many disciplines, such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, therapeutic touch (Reiki and healing), guided imagery, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, meditation, herbal remedies and many others.

Research over the past few years has shown evidence of benefits for Mind-Body therapies, like acupuncture and meditation for helping to manage pain. Other alternative therapies like massage, chiropractic, therapeutic touch have the potential to relieve pain in certain people.

There are so many alternative therapies, what works for one person is not necessarily going to work for another. Finding out about the various therapies and deciding which one to try is a good idea, you may need to try several before you have success.

 Meditation and Hypnosis

These are mind-body therapies which are to help the mind to have an effect on the body. Meditation and hypnosis help the body to relax which can help alleviate discomfort related to chronic pain. Many types of pain are created due to tension in the body so relaxing will help relieve your pain.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is thought to decrease pain by increasing the release of chemicals that block pain, called endorphins. Many acu-points are near nerves when stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system, causing the release of endorphins (morphine like chemicals produced in our bodies during times of pain or stress). Endorphins are neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Research has shown chiropractic may be helpful for headaches, neck pain, back pain and whiplash. There are other conditions which can be treated depending on your circumstances. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.

Massage

Seated acupressure massageMassage is used to help people suffering pain, to mainly manage back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow. This treatment can also help reduce the presence that may generate or sustain pain.

 

Therapeutic Touch and Healing

Energy healingHealing and Reiki is a channelling of energy into the body to help restore your energetic vibration back to normal. Our bodies are all energy vibrating at certain speeds. If your vibration speed is not correct you may have an illness or pain, the various energetic type healing therapies help to put your body back to its normal vibration. These therapies are normally done by laying hands on or close to your body.

 

If you would like to try meditation, energy healing or acupressure seated massage contact me to book a session.

What is your excuse for why you can’t meditate? November 8, 2016

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Examples of excuses and reasons that you can meditate.

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My mind is too busy – don’t worry, while you are sitting meditating you will become aware of your busy and chaotic mind, which meditation will help to unwind. You will experience lots of thoughts, feelings and possibly emotions.  It doesn’t matter how you feel whilst meditating, concentrate on how you feel after and for the rest of the day.

I get too fidgety – you don’t have to sit still, you just need to be comfortable, if you fidget do so it will lessen the more you meditate.

My anxiety kicks in – while all your negative thoughts are coming up that would be normal. Meditating and learning breathing exercises will calm you.

Sitting still is my worst nightmare – then consider going for a walk in the park or woods, without earphones in, listening to nature. You could learn yoga, Qi gong or tai chi where you meditate moving. The art is to just “be” not always “doing”

I don’t like it – if you have tried one type of meditation and it was not for you, there are other types out there.  Here are a few transcendental, mantra, breathing, visualisation, guided and there are many more.

I am too busy – How much time do you waste looking at Social Media, watching TV, playing games online? You only need 20 minutes a day to feel the benefit.Candles, Orchid and Some White Pebbles

Your Core-self October 1, 2016

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At the centre of your being is your core-self.

Let’s face it, we are all in a relative state of distress. We feel sad, anxious, dissatisfied. We yearn for a happier and an easier life, but often look in the wrong places and end up disappointed because we don’t understand our real needs. We want to feel ‘right’ and for things to ‘make sense’, yet most of the time we don’t realise what we are yearning for is our true core self.

We can think of our core as our authentic state of being before the impact of our life experiences and childhood conditioning took us away from it. It is the truth of who we are.  Place of oneness with all that is, a place of unconditional love, compassion, wisdom, joy, peace, contentment and healing.

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We first experience a painful separation from our core as babies when we realise we are separate from unconditional love. We experience the imperfection of our parents, who can’t give us unconditional love. But felt even more deeply is the separation from the unconditional love of the divine. The source from which we came. Before we had the words to name it, or the reasoning to understand it, we suffered this most cataclysmic experience. This is called our core wound.

Over time our personality, beliefs and behaviours protect us by hiding and denying our core wound and burying it in the unconscious part of our mind, sometimes never to be discovered or understood for a whole lifetime. This ‘contraction’ is the root of all or emotional and psychological pain

Connecting with your core taps into a well of spiritual energy which will nourish and enhance all parts of your life. Every resource we might ever need is found there, already within us. Take a second to let that sink in. How could that realisation transform your life?

When connected to your core, life flows effortlessly. You feel more comfortable in your own skin. You begin to love and trust yourself and to perceive the world as a more supportive, enjoyable place. Regular contact with your core creates a gradual shift to higher level of consciousness.

Our greatest and deepest longing is to return to a place of wholeness, to return to our core.

I will be running workshops in 2017 to help people to connect to their  Core

Visit Soulessenceworkshops.co.uk    or email me for dates and information

September and October Newsletter August 26, 2016

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logo_se_web bgWelcome to Soul Essence in New Eltham serving South East London and North Kent area. I offer a variety of alternative therapies to help you relax, deal with pain, stress, depression, panic attacks, anxiety and addictions. I also help people struggling with low self-esteem and lacking confidence how to gain back there power and confidence

Due to time constraints my newsletter will be bi-monthly from September 2016

Natural Lift Face massage Special Offer

Come and enjoy a Chakra Balance treatment  for half price! A full 30 minute treatment for £10.

Book Now

Chakra Balancing
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We have seven main energy centres called chakras which are positioned in line down the centre of our bodies, each chakra  vibrates at different speed. In most people most of the time there are imbalances between the front and rear aspect of each chakra and between the seven main chakras. An imbalance means that there is more energy moving through one part than another. Read more…

Meditation

Soul Essence runs a monthly meditation group on the first Wednesday meditatingof the month. There was no event first week of January and there will be no event February. Our next events are 7th September and 4th October Space is limited; please contact me if you are interested in joining us.

Pamper Events

Soul Essence organises Pamper Days and Evenings where you can have mini/taster sessions for 20 or 30 minutes, costing between £10 and £15.

We hold fundraising events in New Eltham, All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road SE9 3TZ, 3 times a year in March, June and November on a Thursday night. Our next event is 24th November 2016. Admission is free and they start at 6:30 pm until 10 pm visit our  website

We also organise a monthly event on the first Saturday, again admission is free, at the Temple URC, St Mary Cray High Street, Orpington Kent BR5 4AX.  First appointment 10:30 am last appointment 3 pm. Contact or visit  for more information and details of our Pamper Package, 3 treatments at the same event with different therapists for £30.

Can be shared between friends and family. We are extending the offer to all events. Voucher valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

At the Centre of your Being is your Core Self

Let’s face it, we are all in a relative state of distress. We feel sad, anxious, dissatisfied. We yearn for a happier and an easier life, but often look in the wrong places and end up disappointed because we don’t understand our real needs. We want to feel ‘right’ and for things to ‘make sense’, yet most of the time we don’t realise what we are yearning for is our true core self.

We can think of our core as our authentic state of being before the impact of our life experiences and childhood conditioning took us away from it. It is the truth of who we are.  Place of oneness with all that is, a place of unconditional love, compassion, wisdom, joy, peace, contentment and healing.

We first experience a painful separation from our core as babies when we realise we are separate from unconditional love. We experience the imperfection of our parents, who can’t give us unconditional love. But felt even more deeply is the separation of from the unconditional love of the divine. The source from which we came. Before we had the words to name it, or the reasoning to understand it, we suffered this most cataclysmic experience. This is called our core wound.

Over time our personality, beliefs and behaviours protect us by hiding and denying our core wound and burying it in the unconscious part of our mind, sometimes never to be discovered or understood for a whole lifetime. This ‘contraction’ is the root of all or emotional and psychological pain

Connecting with your core taps into a well of spiritual energy which will nourish and enhance all parts of your life. Every resource we might ever need is found there, already within us. Take a second to let that sink in. How could that realisation transform your life?

When connected to your core, life flows effortlessly. You feel more comfortable in your own skin. You begin to love and trust yourself and to perceive the world as a more supportive, enjoyable place. Regular contact with your core creates a gradual shift to higher level of consciousness.

Our greatest and deepest longing is to return to a place of wholeness, to return to our core.

 

NEXT MONTH ………. Look out for information on how to find your core self within and more Special Offers

Pamper Events December 29, 2015

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Ladies and Gents there is no need to cut back on pampering yourself with luxurious treatments, with the wide selection of therapies available at reasonable prices at the Treats and Treasures Pamper Events

Why not come along one Saturday, try a treatment and relax for a while. Soul Essence offer 20 minutes of Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing, Seated Acupressure Massage, Natural Lift Face massage or luxury Natural Face treatments for £12.  Other therapists offer, manicures, reflexology, various types of massage, paraffin waxing, chiropody and more all at very affordable prices.

These events are held in the Temple Hall, St Mary Cray High Street, Orpington, BR5 4AX on the first Saturday of each month 10:30 to 14:30, no event in January, admission is FREE .

If you would like more information send me an email  or go to our website http://www.treatsandtreasuresforyou.co.uk

Events Soul Essence Attends May 3, 2015

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Soul Essence attends various Pamper Events and Parties.

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A monthly event at The Temple St Mary Cray High Street, Orpington BR5 4AX. Treats and Treasures for you events support CASPA and has seven or eight various therapists offering a range of treatments. The event is held first Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 15:30. More information

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Soul Essence organises a fundraising event termly to raise funds for the 3rd New Eltham Guides on a Thursday in March, June and November. There are ten therapists and six stalls, we also offer refreshments with soup or ploughmans in the summer, next one 11th June 2015. More information

I also attend various other events some supporting charities and Schools for more information on these email me and I will pass it on to the organiser.

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Charity Event for Soldiers off the Streets https://www.facebook.com/events/398127977037298/      Crockenhill Village Hall,  15 May at 18:30–21:30

 

7th June Non Charity event – Swanley,  Christchurch, Kingswood Avenue from 3pm to 7pm

28th June Non Charity event – West Kingsdown Village Hall from 4pm to 8pm.

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17th July Fundraising Pamper event 1st Royal Eltham North Guides – Eltham Park Methodist Church, Westmount Road SE9 1xx from 6:30 – 10pm

April Newsletter May 3, 2015

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Soul Essence

Welcome to Soul Essence in New Eltham serving South East London and North Kent area. I offer a variety of alternative therapies to help you relax, deal with pain, stress, depression, panic attacks, anxiety and addictions. Or you may just want some pampering to help increase your vitality.

Natural Lift Face massageMay Special Offer

Come and enjoy a Chakra Balance treatment in April for less than half price! A full 30 minute treatment for £10.

Book Now

Chakra Balancing
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We have seven main energy centres called chakras which are positioned in line down the centre of our bodies, each chakra  vibrates at different speed. In most people most of the time there are imbalances between the front and rear aspect of each chakra and between the seven main chakras. An imbalance means that there is more energy moving through one part than another. Read more…

 

Meditations

Soul Essence runs a monthly meditation group on the first Wednesday meditatingof the month. Our next event is 6th May 2015. Space is limited; please contact me if you are interested in joining us.  Savage Room All Saints Church Hall SE9 3TZ.  There will also be a meditation workshop being run in the next couple of months. This will start at 10 am and finish at 16:30. Date to be finalised. Please let me know if you are interested. Because this is my first workshop the cost will be an introductory price of £40. Future workshops will cost £60. I plan on running the meditation workshop every two to three months, with other workshops in between.

Pamper Events

Soul Essence organises Pamper Days and Evenings where you can have mini/taster sessions for 20 or 30 minutes, costing between £10 and £15.

We hold fundraising events in New Eltham, All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road SE9 3TZ, 3 times a year in March, June and November on a Thursday night. 2015 dates are 12th Mar, 11th Jun, and 27th Nov. admission is free and they start at 6:30 pm until 10 pm visit our  website

We also organise a monthly event on the first Saturday, again admission is free, at the Temple URC, St Mary Cray High Street, Orpington Kent BR5 4AX.  First appointment 10:30 am last appointment 3 pm. Contact or visit  for more information and details of our Pamper Package, 3 treatments at the same event for £30.

Can be shared between friends and family. We are extending the offer to all events. Voucher valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Chakras

Our Chakras absorb energy from the environment, our thoughts and our feelings. Negative energy over time can affect the Chakras which in turn can affect our health.

It is important to keep our Chakras balanced to help deal with the negative influences in our lives which may sometimes be hard to avoid. However changing our feelings from negative to positive can help protect ourselves from negative energy in the environment.

Chakras are both complex and fascinating. The root chakra is often thought of as providing energy to other chakras, so if it’s blocked or unbalanced, your other chakras are likely to be as well. Just like a building, making sure that your chakras have a firm foundation—with a balanced root chakra—is crucial to having a healthy, open chakra system. Begin to feel confident, stable and physically alive as you tap into your own renewable energy via a balanced root chakra.

Although there are hundreds of chakras spinning ideally in a clockwise direction, there are seven major ones, attracting healthy energy for us to absorb, while at the same time, throwing off negative energy we no longer need. The healthier the chakra, the more energy we attract. The more energy we attract and hold on to, the healthier and stronger and happier we can be. A healthy chakra is one that is spinning rapidly in a clockwise direction, with no blocks to stop the flow of the Chi or Prana (Universal Energy or Life Force) that we need to live. Chakras, however are not always healthy, and for the most part are forever changing. The state of the chakras depends on many different factors, such as lifestyle, thought patterns, emotional history and past life history as well. As one moves through life and its experiences, the chakras are absorbing the effects.

Chakra balancing addresses both the body and spirit. On a physical level, clearing the chakras heal the physical body by releasing stored blocks accumulated through a lifetime of traumas and negative experiences. Once these blocks are gone, the body can return to its original natural state of perfect health and the results will be readily noticed.

 

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LADIES PAMPER EVENT -Sth East London May 3, 2015

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Ladies Pamper Evening – 11th June 2015

Fundraunit logoising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money towards activities, camps and trips abroad.

We invite you to come and try …………….Reflexology – Indian Head Massage –  Manicures – Natural Lift Face Massage – Hot Stones Massage – Ear Candling – Energy Healing  Massage, Thai foot massage and many more

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At all Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m to 10 p.m.  

 

  There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available.

Admission is free.  Sessions cost between £10  and £20 for 20 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we don’t have any spaces left for this event, however I will keep your details for future events.

We run the events once a term, during March, June and November check out my main page for the new dates.

April Newsletter April 3, 2015

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Soul Essence

Welcome to Soul Essence in New Eltham serving South East London and North Kent area. I offer a variety of alternative therapies to help you relax, deal with pain, stress, depression, panic attacks, anxiety and addictions. Or you may just want some pampering to help increase your vitality.

Natural Lift Face massageApril Special Offer

Come and enjoy a Chakra Balance treatment in April for half price! A full 30 minute treatment for £10.

Book Now

Chakra Balancing
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We have seven main energy centres called chakras which are positioned in line down the centre of our bodies, each chakra  vibrates at different speed. In most people most of the time there are imbalances between the front and rear aspect of each chakra and between the seven main chakras. An imbalance means that there is more energy moving through one part than another. Read more…

 

Meditation

Soul Essence runs a monthly meditation group on the first Wednesday meditatingof the month. There was no event first week of January and there will be no event February. Our next event is 4th March 2015 Space is limited; please contact me if you are interested in joining us. For more information read the article below.

Pamper Events

Soul Essence organises Pamper Days and Evenings where you can have mini/taster sessions for 20 or 30 minutes, costing between £10 and £15.

We hold fundraising events in New Eltham, All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road SE9 3TZ, 3 times a year in March, June and November on a Thursday night. 2015 dates are 12th Mar, 11th Jun, and 27th Nov. admission is free and they start at 6:30 pm until 10 pm visit our  website

We also organise a monthly event on the first Saturday, again admission is free, at the Temple URC, St Mary Cray High Street, Orpington Kent BR5 4AX.  First appointment 10:30 am last appointment 3 pm. Contact or visit  for more information and details of our Pamper Package, 3 treatments at the same event for £30.

Can be shared between friends and family. We are extending the offer to all events. Voucher valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Meditation

Any body can learn to meditate. All it takes is patience and perseverance. You don’t have to be religious or into any new age philosophy. When you decide to give it a go, you need to create the right conditions.

Your Meditation Space
It would be ideal to set aside a room which is kept for meditation only, so the spiritual energy you generate can build up and cleanse the room. However, this is the ideal and if you are unable to have the luxury of a separate meditation room choose a space perhaps in the corner of your bedroom, where you can sit and meditate without being disturbed. The area ideally will be simply furnished; all you need is an upright chair (not an armchair or comfy chair) and a table. Keep the space/room neat and tidy; open the window frequently to let fresh air circulate to cleanse it. Decorate with uplifting pictures, perhaps some crystals, candles, fresh flowers and some relaxing music in the background. This is your special place, your sanctuary.
Try to make time to meditate for 15 minutes morning or evening to start, increasing to 30 minutes or more when you become more experienced. The quality of the meditation is far more important than the quantity. Early morning is generally considered the best time for meditation, before you become absorbed in the business of the day. Choose a time which suits you and stick to it. Regular practise helps to condition and train the brain/mind. The more you meditate the easier it becomes.

There are different levels of the mind, caused by the different brainwaves explained below.

Beta (13- 40 cycles per second)
Beta is associated with our waking activity. During a day we experience all the brainwave patterns with a predominance of Beta.

Alpha (8-13 cycles per second)
The first pattern discovered in 1908 by an Austrian Psychiatrist named Hans Berger. Alpha pattern appears when in wakefulness where there is a relaxed and effortless alertness. Light meditation and day dreaming. It is recommended practicing your creative visualization and auto-suggestion technique in alpha state.

Theta (4-7 cycles per second)
Associated with creativity, dreams and Extra-sensory perception for the student the theta state is something to learn to go at will.

To obtain these different levels you have to quiet the mind by concentrating on a mantra or your breathing. The times you feel most resistant to meditating is the time your body will need it the most. Meditation puts you in contact with the things that are buried in the unconscious mind. The reason we bring our subconscious painful memories to the surface is because they are affecting our lives today. Just because we do not remember them does not mean they are not influencing our lives. Many of the beliefs upon which we run our lives rest on decisions we made as a child. Meditation can help you work through and overcome fears that stop us being our true selves. Meditation also helps you find that place within where you feel calm and peaceful at all times, even when life is tough. You will feel happier, be able to make changes when you want to, accept and be in the present and plan for you future.

Research – Benefits to the body

Improved Health
A study of health insurance statistics of 2000 people practising meditation consistently over a five year period revealed that their rate of hospitalisation was less than half of the other groups with comparable age, gender, profession, and insurance terms. Meditators also had fewer incidents of illness in 17 medical treatment categories. Some of the results were quite outstanding; 87% less admissions for cardiovascular disease, 55% less cancer, 87% less for diseases of the nervous system, 73% less for nose throat and lung problems. Psychosomatic Medicine 1987.

Lower Blood Pressure
At the Harvard Medical School Dr. Herbert Benson found that meditators develop what he calls the “relaxation response” to difficult or dangerous situations. This is a much healthier response than the very common “fight or flight” reaction. He also observed that during meditation the heart rate decreases on average by three beats a minute, and that the rate of breathing also decreases. The blood pressure of those who have high blood pressure is reduced during meditation. Dr.Benson found that all the traditional methods of meditation evoke this response. He also found that four basic elements are needed. They are a quiet environment, an object for the attention to dwell on, a comfortable posture and, above all a non-discriminatory attitude towards meditation. This is exactly what the Buddha taught two thousand five hundred years ago.

Reduced Anxiety
A study conducted at Stanford University reported a reduced level of anxiety amongst the participants who meditated. Journal of Clinical Psychology (1989)

Decreased Stress
A study of meditators showed a reduction in plasma cortisol, a stress hormone, during and after meditation. Hormones and Behaviour (1978)

Deep Rest
A scientific measure of deep rest is the amount of basal skin resistance and lower respiration rates. Experiments comparing meditation to resting with eyes closed have shown that meditation is significantly more effective. Similarly meditation also reduces the amount of lactate (a root cause of anxiety, panic attacks and high blood pressure). American Psychologist (1987)

Reversal of the Aging Process
A study group of long-term meditators (practising meditation for five years or more) were physiologically twelve years younger than their chronological age, as measured by reduction of blood pressure, and better near-point vision and auditory discrimination. Short-term meditators were physiologically five years younger than their chronological age. The study controlled for the effects of diet and exercise. International Journal of Neuroscience 1982.

Increased Perception and Memory
College students instructed in meditation displayed significant improvements in performance over a two-week period on a perceptual and short-term memory test involving the identification of familiar letter sequences presented rapidly. They were compared with subjects randomly assigned to a routine of twice-daily rest with eyes closed, and with subjects who made o change in their daily routine. Memory and Cognition (1982)

NEXT MONTH ………. Look out for the article on Chakras and our May Offer