Considering the fact that I recently wrote an article on meditation as a therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, I figured this outsourced post was a nice compliment. Although it doesn’t get into specifics, it does state that studies done on Mantram Repetition Therapy has seen some very beneficial results. The basis of the therapy is to focus the mind in order to relax and become more present in the moment.
Bringing an experience from my childhood (I was probably around 10 or 12), my parents and I attended a transcendental meditation course and this was the technique introduced in the beginning. I have used it as a way to calm myself (when I remember to do it) when emotions run high and it most certainly does help for me anyways. Maybe this is something that can help others.
It is estimated that 13-20 percent of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and about 30 percent of Vietnam-era veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, PTSD is difficult to treat. Currently available treatments include SSRI antidepressant medications and certain psychotherapies. Preliminary studies indicate that treatments with […]