Note: This post deals with issues of trauma
Indeed, a number of studies have suggested that meditation can reduce the symptoms of PTSD. These studies show that meditation reduces stress hormones by calming the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for our ‘fight-or-flight’ responses to danger.
Trauma can make meditation difficult in the beginning, but there are steps you can take to experience the benefits of meditation, and even have it aid in your recovery from the trauma.
- Find a therapist or guide that understands both trauma and meditation
- Meditate only in spaces where you feel safe
- Practice mindfulness in other ways
Read full blog post on Aheadspace.com.