Meditation

People have used meditation as a practice for thousands of years in their search for inner peace, emotional self-regulation, concentration, resilience and stress management as well as for improving overall physical and mental well-being.

Meditation is for everybody of all ages and backgrounds. It is not a religion. Meditation can offer many benefits to a diverse range of people; whether you are a patient, family member, friend, caregiver or clinician…

From: Craig Hospital Outpatient Occupational Therapist Ina Schakaraschwili, MA OTR/L

  • Introduction
  • Gold Mind Meditation Project
  • References

Introduction

Studies show that meditation is good for:

  • increasing self-compassion, which is incredibly important for people living with a brain injury
  • reducing rumination, which is also important in people who are dealing with depression and mental health symptoms
  • cognitive performance, possibly improving metacognition through the development of better attention skills
  • anxiety as deep relaxation helps people gain a wider view of their triggers and worries
  • fatigue as it helps people improve relaxation improving sleep

By practising meditation or perhaps mindfulness practices, beneficial changes develop over time.

Gold Mind Meditation Project

Had Walmer, the founder of the Gold Mind Mediation Project (GMMP) is a long time friend and supporter of the Brain Injury Global Picnic.

We love that Had is teaching from his own experience and wisdom. At 22 years of age, Had suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and after practising mindfulness and meditation for many year as a pathway to help him overcome his outcomes and symptoms, Had set up GMMP to help other people living with the effects of a brain injury.

Please check out and use Hads’ site at Gold Mind Meditation Project

References:

Science Daily –¬†First meta-analysis shows promise for yoga, meditation, mindfulness in concussion