Mindfulness Meditation: A Shortcut to Healing

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The relaxation response is the nervous system’s way to counteract the effects of stress.

  • After 15 minutes of a guided relaxation tape, both experienced meditators and novices experienced up-regulation of energy-producing gene expression and down-regulation of inflammatory pathways.
  • Start with 5 minutes a day of focusing on your breath and saying a word like “calm” when you breath in and “peace” when you breath out.  When your mind wanders, just focus back on your breath.

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KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Learn More