How Meditation Can Improve Your Mental Health

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Mindfulness meditation is the practice of learning to focus one’s mind for a period of time, helping you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour in everyday life.

While there are many different forms of meditation, our meditation training in Newcastle focuses on mindfulness based meditation to help you learn to manage and let go of negative thoughts, improving the way you feel.  

Here are some of the other benefits of learning meditation with us:

Regulating Negative Emotions

Our meditation training in Newcastle teaches people to recognise negative thoughts and heightened emotions as passing thoughts and feelings rather than latching on and dwelling on them to become overwhelming.

Practised over time, mindfulness can improve your ability to cope with difficulty and has been shown to lead to better decision making, improved focus and increased happiness and wellbeing. 

By becoming aware of negative patterns of thinking or behaviour, meditation can help you reduce feelings of stress, depression and anxiety and build new, more positive ways of coping.

An extra benefit of this is that mindfulness meditation can help you to recognise and develop a sense of control over your own wellbeing and teach you to eliminate negativity before it affects your health.

Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

Letting go of negative thoughts has been shown to improve mental health, in those for those with existing problems, such as depression, anxiety, worry, and addictions.

It has also been shown to improve performance, productivity and day-to-day wellbeing in those that meditate for other reasons. 

Through practising meditation on a daily basis, it’s possible to become more aware of your thoughts as you are having them and decide whether you want to let yourself go down that path, or to let go of those thoughts and focus on something else.

This gives you more choice in the way you think, respond to challenges and improves the way you feel as well as your day to day happiness.

Mindfulness has also been proven to help with relapse prevention for those just finishing their therapy or counselling.

Physical Benefits

Although mindfulness training is renowned for promoting good mental health it has also been shown to help physical wellbeing and overall physical health.

Our meditation training in Newcastle helps your learn to reduce stress and physical tension, which reduces the impact of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol on the nervous system. When these stress hormones are present in high quantities, our bodies become more at risk of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure as well as lowering our immune system.

By relaxing the body and encouraging more mindfulness and relaxation, the body become less at risk of some of the above problems.

For Further Information

If you are interested in our meditation training in Newcastle or would like more information about mindfulness call us on 07966 645 198 or contact us using the box below.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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