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#1 janey

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

In pain? Try meditation.

You don't have to be a Buddhist monk to experience the health benefits of meditation. According to a new study, even a brief crash course in meditative techniques can sharply reduce a person's sensitivity to pain. Ann Harding, CNN Health, April 5, 2011. (Also see: Pain)

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:15 AM

I do visualization which is a form of meditation that really works for me. I have come to be able to do it pretty much anywhere for brief periods to help in many situations. I find the visualization easier than meditation as my mind is never calm and empty. Having something to focus on makes it a much better form for me!

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

Hi Jean,

I'm with you, my mind doesn't function well in a complete vacuum. However, visualization and even self-hypnosis work great for me for many things. I should probably just apply them to more things! Anyway, people who can't calm down to the point of total meditation can at least take comfort in the idea that you don't have to completely blank out to have success because concentrating deeply in any way (on pleasant or positive ideas) can be helpful.
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