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  • 3 Things You Never Knew About Meditation

    You’ve probably heard of meditation, a practice that focuses on clearing your mind to improve your overall well-being. But how familiar are you with it? Here are three things you never knew about meditation.

    1. Meditation Has Been Around for Thousands of Years

    While meditation has grown increasingly popular in Canada over the past few decades, it has a much longer history. In fact, according to an article published by Psychology Today, wall art from the Indus Valley indicates that meditation may have been used as early as 5,000 B.C.E.

    2. Meditation Can Have Long-Term Effects

    It’s common for people to turn to meditation when they’re already feeling stressed. But studies suggest that meditation doesn’t just relieve stress in the moment—consistently practicing meditation over a long period of time can reduce the inflammatory response to psychological stressors, making someone less reactive to stress and better able to recover from it.

    3. Psychologists Can Help With Meditation

    Many people think of meditation as being something that you do on your own, but psychologists often use meditation as a treatment strategy for people who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sleep problems, anger management, and various other issues. An experienced psychologist can guide clients through meditation sessions and offer advice for how to practice mindfulness at home.

    Our psychologists regularly incorporate meditation into their practice, and they can recommend the approach that’s most appropriate for your needs. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your initial consultation.