Recent research demonstrates that using meditation techniques to reduce anxiety are effective in treating several kinds of social anxiety.
Here’s a report from Stanford University on meditation techniques to reduce anxiety.
… for those suffering from social anxiety disorder (SAD), the idea of addressing a crowd or being evaluated in any other social situation often triggers more than just jittery nerves. Headaches, sleep problems and persistent thoughts of failure and embarrassment are common problems for those with SAD.
Researchers at Stanford now have some advice for those prone to such anxiety: Slow down and listen to the sights and sounds around you, including those of your own body.
In a study headed by psychology researcher Philippe Goldin, participants with SAD underwent Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction—a form of meditation that helped them direct their attention to the sensations of simple things like breathing, lying down or just walking around. After the two-month meditation training, participants were less anxious and thought of themselves more positively.
Results of Goldin’s study were published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Original article here
Meditation Techniques To Reduce Anxiety
Did you enjoy that video? I thought it was pretty good, even with the funky sound….
I have been pushing my friend and colleague, Dr. Harlan Kilstein to record some of the meditation techniques to reduce anxiety that he used with such great effect with his clients back when he had big clinics in Broward County and North Miami Beach.
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