Looking Back On Myself Through Meditation Method, A Clue To Relieving Stress - 1

Stress, how do you relieve it?

People have many ways of relieving stress.

Gossiping, sleeping,

Listening to music, eating tasty food.

But as time passes or similar situations arise,

Once again, we have stress. Did you know that the repetition of stress in daily life builds up and lea to emotional disorders?

These days we find emotional disorders not only in middle aged women

but also in middle aged men who have stress due to reasons such as

Financial crisis and work related anxiety.

We also find it in young adults who are preparing for employment,

and even teenagers are showing emotional disorders.

Then how can I effectively cope with stress and relieve my stress?

To answer this question, there is a research thesis focusing on “mind discarding meditation”.

Published by the Korean Stress Society in the journal <Research on Stress>

“Emotional disorders and stress related symptoms: the impact of mind discarding meditation on coping strategies”.

Changing my mind

In the research publication, they looked at preferences for the different treatment options for patients with emotional disorders.

“Changing my mind in order to resolve conflict with others” was the most popular preference.

To effectively deal with emotional stress caused by repeated accumulation in an individual’s life,

“Changing my mindset” was recognized as the most important conclusion.

The research team focused on mind discarding meditation method to bring about this change in mind.

And they looked to see if through this meditation method emotional disorders and daily stress were prevented and treated.

Within 1 week, decrease anger and stress through mind discarding meditation

The results of the research showed that mind discarding meditation method had positive effects on anger and stress.

If you look more carefully at the study, you will see the following.

Anger, stress levels decrease.

The above graph shows that emotional disorder symptoms decreased. Females had greater decrease in symptoms. Men also had a decrease in symptoms. (y-axis: level of emotional disorder symptoms; x-axis: Left point = before meditation, Right point = after meditation, solid line = male, dashed line = female)

This study consisted of 120 meditation level 1 participants who were analyzed before and after 1 week of doing this meditation. The study confirmed that emotional disorder and stress related symptoms all decreased.

Change in Stress Coping They also found changes in the ways people were coping with stress.

People have stress when they come across something difficult to resolve and will usually try to avoid those situations. Nobody goes head on into those types of situations.

In the paper, this type of behavior is called “negative withdrawal”.

But the majority of the mind discarding meditation participants had a decrease in the level of this negative withdrawal behavior.

That negative withdrawal behavior had disappeared.

“My difficult problems are much resolved” 73.3%

Out of the many issues, the problems with the largest effect in the psychological categories including depression, anxiety, future, failure, fear of death, pressure, burdens, worries, concerns, uneasiness, too many thoughts, impatient, resentment, inferiority, guilty, daily life’s burdens, etc. all decreased, and the concentration and confidence increased, as well as stability of feelings and mood and peaceful mind were stated. The physical effects were seen with insomnia, headache, neck/shoulder and lower back pain, constipation, indigestion, chest discomfort, epigastric discomfort, dull headache, losing visual field when angry, feeling body is heavy, feeling head is clear – all of these symptoms improved.

– p. 73-74

source : meditationusa.org

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