PTSD and Meditation: How To Make It Easier
On my journey to PTSD recovery, one of the first distress techniques that my therapist taught me was meditation. When he suggested it, my first thought was, "You've got to be kidding me!"
My mind and body were always racing, how was I supposed to slow down far and long enough to meditate?
One Simple Meditation Trick
If you've heard about meditation, you might be thinking that you have to, well, stop thinking in order to be effective. Actually, that's not the case.
Meditation is all about focus. The tip offered in the ptsd video on meditation below will help you learn to wrangle your mind and create a sense of stillness. This can help you begin to really utilize meditation as an extremely effective tool in cutting down the high anxiety state of PTSD.
Video: Meditation as a PTSD Recovery Tool
Michele is the author of Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity. Connect with her on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and her website, HealMyPTSD.com.
Rosenthal, M. (2013, February 15). PTSD and Meditation: How To Make It Easier, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 5 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2013/02/ptsd-meditation-how-to-make-it-easier
Author: Michele Rosenthal
Meditation is great for a healthy and active life as meditation sooth stress, improve mood and reduce the risk of high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and some cancers.
@Chiro -- Yes, that's all true! Since you're professionally interested in chiropractics, feel free to share here about how your work can also help reduce stress....
I am consistently amazed at the healing benefits meditation provides. Thank you for sharing this in regards to PTSD, I know it will help a great many.
@One World -- I'm always amazed, too, that such a simple process can yield such enormous and long-lasting results! And then I feel thankful that a situation like PTSD can feel so hopeless and there are definitive ways to make progress.
Meditation is all about focus.--this is so true. One yogic said " Your mind is not taking instructions from you, your energy is not taking instructions from you; they are doing their own things.", and I believe it (quote taken from http://www.sadhguruonline.com/quotes/)
@Cherry -- Great quote, thank you so much for adding it! Perspective is so important during the healing process.