Meditation Practitioner: Tibetan Philosophy
Meditation is a way of calming the mind. It is used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma, etc. Most people are very externally oriented and do not spend time observing their own minds. This actually can be an uncomfortable thing to do without a guide showing you how to not grasp onto thoughts that tend to sweep us away in our daily lives and substantiate the negative story we tell ourselves about ourselves. Emotional healing is done when we make a connection between our minds (feelings) and our bodies. This is done by practicing single pointed focus on the sensations associated with breathing. This is called Shamata meditation. I teach clients to make self-care a priority in their lives that includes a daily practice of sitting and being with their minds/bodies and then increase the complexity of the meditations over time so that an individual slowly becomes comfortable with their thoughts rather than fearing their emotional states. I feel that it is important to mention that I am a Christian who studies Tibetan Philosophy. Meditation deepens prayer, which is very powerful.