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According to Harvard Health, the systematic method of regulating attention known as meditation is now being incorporated into therapy sessions. In one study, researchers measured brain electrical activity before, immediately after, and four months after a two-month course in mindfulness meditation. They found persistent increased activity on the left side of the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with joyful and serene emotions.
Mindfulness meditation can help us control the activation of our stress responses by becoming more aware of our thoughts and actions and enhance our ability to respond constructively. We’re able to look at events more objectively and with more purpose; we become more aware of the perceptual quality of our innate responses, for instance, when we are looking at a situation with negativity or judgment instead of being curious or practicing present focus and experiencing events in the moment. We are better able to pause and choose a better way to respond incorporating our “wise-mind” into our thoughts, decisions, and actions.
There are many types of meditation. Examples include mindfulness, body scan, guided imagery, loving-kindness, walking, Zen, diaphragmatic breathing and mantra meditations. There is an approach for everyone and your therapist can help you find the type that most benefits you.
Is Meditation Covered by Insurance?
Yes, meditation is one of many tools our therapists offer during sessions. We accept UPMC, Highmark, United and Aetna.
What Mental Illnesses Can Meditation Help With?
Meditation can help with the following mental illnesses and disorders:
- Borderline Personality Disorder (used as part of DBT)
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Blog Posts About Meditation
by Counseling and Wellness Center of PittsburghOctober 20, 2021 help for anxiety, how to meditate, kinds of meditation, meditation, mindfulness, relaxation, stress management, wellness0 comments
There are a plethora of meditation styles available which can support your overall wellness goals. With such an array of meditation styles, you may wonder which form would be most helpful for you to reduce stress or induce your next nirvana. Since each meditation style require different skills and mindsets, read on to see which one might be right for you. Walking Meditation. Walking...Learn More
by Counseling and Wellness Center of PittsburghMarch 1, 2019 how to meditate, kinds of meditation0 comments
We all have the innate capacity for greater clarity, calm, and focus. Consciousness is in fact a skill that can be sharpened when each day we wipe clean the debris that clouds our minds and trickles even into our physical bodies. Mindfulness meditation is a kind of focused awareness where we become distinctly aware of our selves, the nature of our thoughts, the quality of the sensations...Learn More