Research is showing the ancient spiritual practice of meditation can help manage and prevent a range of mental, emotional and physical health problems.

Meditation involves retraining the way our mind pays attention so that it learns to "rest in the stillness underneath the thinking mind"
Meditation Newcastle

The Healing Power of Meditation

Let us explore how meditation, the art of being still, can have healing effects for our body, our mind, our emotions, our soul, and the world.

Healing the Body through Meditation

Meditation provides physical benefits. Medical researchers have been explor­ing the body-mind connection. They have linked certain illnesses to our state of mind and emotional condition. They found that when we undergo men­tal stress, emotional pain, or depression, our physical resistance to disease drops.

Spending time in meditation reduces stress. Some stress-related conditions have demonstrated improvement during clini­cal trials of meditation these are including: hypertension, insomnia, asthma, chronic pain, cardiac tachyarrhythmias, and phobic anxiety which are just to name a few.

Meditation can heal our physical body by healing our mind and our emotional state.

By becoming absorbed within, we divert our attention from feeling the effects of illness.

In meditation there is a healing power of the divine that we can tap into when we shift our consciousness from the physical body to our spiritual side. We can rise above physical pain by connecting with the power within.

Healing the Mind through Meditation

Our minds are often agitated by pressures. Life has become complicated. People have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Meditation is a way to eliminate the lack of balance caused by mental stress. By spending time in meditation, we create a calm haven to restore equilibri­um to our mental functioning. Researchers who record brain activity find that our brain waves measure from 13–20 Hz when we are involved with stressful situations at work, driving in traffic, or in a fight-or-flight mode. In meditation, brain waves register between 5–8 Hz, a state of deep relaxation. In medita­tion, stress levels are reduced. The mind becomes calm, and, in turn, calms the body.

For many people with mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, meditation can help break the cycle of focusing on negative thoughts that trigger worries or a lower mood, which in turn triggers yet more negative thoughts.

Meditation has been shown to “quieten” a part of the brain known as the amygdala that makes us over-reactive to key emotions central to certain disorders.

Regularly meditating has also been shown to cause changes in the structure and function of the brain, in ways that seem to boost learning and emotional intelligence.

For instance, studies show it appears to increase production of substances that boost immunity, while reducing so-called “pro-inflammatory” chemicals that help cancer cells replicate and form their own blood supply.

Through meditation, we bring a healing of our mental state. We can then function more effectively and peacefully in this world.

Meditation and Healing classes bring the brainwave patterns into an Alpha state therefore promoting healing.

Healing Emotional Pain through Meditation

Meditation can supplement therapy to heal emotional pain. As people work on their emotional problems with the guidance of trained specialists, doc­tors, psychologists, social workers, or psychiatrists, they can increase their healing by meditating. Meditation helps in many ways. Firstly, by going within through meditation, we see our lives from a clear angle of vision. We rec­ognise the roots of our pains and solve the problems. Many are not aware of why they act and feel the way they do. By raising our consciousness, we become aware of the causes. We can pinpoint the areas in which we need to work. Secondly, in meditation, we contact the source of love. The Current of Light and connection of Source is made of the same essence as our soul and the heart of all love, consciousness, and bliss. As we contact the divine current, we experience divine love. This can fill the hole that maybe the root cause of one’s emotional pain. Through meditation’s healing power, one can mitigate and eliminate emotional pain. Meditation and Healing Classes can cleanse and nourish you from within.

 

Research has shown that meditation:

  • Lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
  • Reduces tension, and stress and helps people manage symptoms of panic
  • more than halves the relapse rate for depression sufferers
  • Gives clearer thinking and less emotional turmoil
  • Decreases any tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, muscle and joint problems
  • improve sleep levels for those with insomnia
  • Supports in kicking addictions and other self-defeating behaviours by reducing “urges”
  • decreases sensations of pain (studies have shown 80 per cent of people with chronic pain reported significant improvement in their severity of pain)
  • Greater creativity and enhanced performance in work and play
  • Stronger focus and concentration
  • improved attentiveness in children with ADHD
  • Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
  • Improves the immune system
  • Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy
  • Increased self-understanding and self-acceptance
  • More joy, love, and spontaneity
  • Deeper sense of meaning and purpose
  • Achieves balance both mentally and physically
  • Glimpses of a spiritual dimension of being
  • Intuition develops
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Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.
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It is said that the root of an illness is in the mind/consciousness. So, by attending to the mind, clearing it of any disturbances, the recovery speeds up.
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With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, and enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases.
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Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.
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Health and illness are a part of physical nature. By practicing meditation, the stresses, worries, anxieties drop off and gives rise to a positive state of mind, which has a positive impact on the physical body, brain and nervous system, then illnesses change.
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Meditation makes you aware – that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

Meditation and Healing Classes

Fridays at 10am

bookings are essential to Nicole on 0400 245 493

Every second Friday Evening at 6.30pm

bookings are essential to Nicole on 0400 245 493

Meditation Group

3 week class – Mondays or Wednesdays at 7pm

Please refer to Spiritual Development area under Meditation for details.

bookings are essential to Nicole on 0400 245 493

Next Monday night group begins on

Monday 28th of Sept 2015

Next Wednesday night group begins on

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

There are also other Meditation classes available, i.e.:

“Sound Bath Meditation” etc dates to be advised.