What is Meditation Therapy ?
How does it work ?
Meditation is a mental process which aims at clarity & efficiency of mind. Meditation Therapy begins with a diagnosis of a particular mind limitation and then applying a specific meditation discipline for recovery process.
Diagnosis begins firstly with the client/patient sharing what their concern or limitation is – physical, mental, psychological, spiritual. The therapist then diagnoses the particular psychological bias that the person has, either Eastern or Western. East or West has nothing to do with the particular place of birth, national background or genetic makeup of the person. Some people born into Eastern cultures and families have a Western psyche, and vice versa. The type of psyche will determine which meditation style or technique best suits their therapeutic aim, and also how successful meditation therapy will be for them in the interim term.
The therapist then designs or allocates a particular meditation technique for the client/patient, and sets out a meditation practice schedule. The schedule may apply over several weeks or even months until the result is attained. There is an ongoing therapist/client liaison and check-in to ensure that the particular Meditation Therapy is working, and whether a modification in technique is required as progress is achieved.
Meditation Therapy may be applied safely for many modern mental and psychological concerns; depression, anxiety, stress, attention deficit disorders, confusion, trauma and post trauma, eating disorders, injury, and many more. Ask the therapist beforehand if you are in doubt as to its relevant application.
Meditation Therapy has a double edged benefit for the client/patient; firstly that they recover from the particular mental and psychological difficulties, and secondly that they learn Meditation as a lifelong health-improving benefit.