Depression, anxiety, and stress related disorders can effect people of all ages. From the very young to the very old and everyone in between. A lot of people try different things when it comes to dealing with their anxiety and depression. One thing that seems to be helping a lot of people is group meditation. Group meditation helps people to relax and to come to grips with their reality. To be in the moment and realize that this moment to shall pass.
- group mindfulness meditation can divert patients, successfully, from individual psychiatric therapy
- Mental illnesses are diagnosed with increasing frequency, so treatment options need to be developed and expanded
- a study suggests that group mindfulness meditation has as positive an effect as cognitive behavioral therapy on anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders
“Our new research shows that mindfulness group therapy has the equivalent effect as individual CBT for a wide range of psychiatric symptoms that are common among this patient group.”