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The Power of Meditation for PTSD Awareness Month

Meditation for PTSD

June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and the impact it has on millions of lives. At The Breathing Room, we are committed to supporting mental health and well-being through the power of meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Miranda Boe, our founder and practicing psychologist, has extensive expertise in PTSD, and implementing meditation and mindfulness as allies on the journey toward healing and resilience.

Understanding PTSD and the Role of Meditation

PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms can include flashbacks, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event. The condition affects the brain’s amygdala, which is responsible for processing emotions, and can lead to an overactive stress response.

Research has shown that meditation can significantly benefit individuals with PTSD. Meditation helps calm the amygdala, reducing the intensity of the stress response and promoting emotional regulation. A study highlighted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) found that mindfulness and meditation practices can effectively reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.

The Science Behind Meditation and PTSD

Meditation activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is crucial for relaxation and healing. This activation involves the vagus nerve, a key component of the parasympathetic nervous system that helps regulate heart rate, digestion, and mood. By stimulating the vagus nerve, meditation can foster a state of calm and reduce the physiological impacts of stress.

Dr. Miranda Boe emphasizes the importance of integrating meditation into PTSD treatment. “Meditation allows for neural repair and deep mental rest, which are essential for individuals dealing with PTSD. By creating moments of stillness, we can help the brain recover and build resilience,” she explains.

Experience the Benefits at The Breathing Room

At The Breathing Room, we are dedicated to providing a holistic approach to well-being through a variety of innovative meditation and relaxation services. Whether you are looking to relieve stress, enhance your mental clarity, or simply find a moment of peace, our diverse range of offerings is designed to meet your needs.

Why Choose The Breathing Room?

  • Expert Guidance: The Breathing Room is founded by Dr. Miranda Boe’s background in psychology and her expertise in PTSD ensure you receive the best support and resources. We partner with a number of mental health professionals who confidently refer their clients to us and are familiar with our services. We are happy to collaborate with more mental health professionals exploring how The Breathing Room can complement other therapies.
  • Innovative Technology: Our meditation systems use advanced technology to enhance your meditation experience.
  • Holistic Approach: We provide a comprehensive wellness experience that integrates mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

Join Us This PTSD Awareness Month

To help you doubly experience the benefits of our offerings, we are excited to introduce the “Double Dose of Calm” package. For just $75, enjoy a combined session in our Meditation Pod and Micro-Vibration Lounger, saving you $15. This special offer provides the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in deep relaxation and holistic well-being.

At The Breathing Room, we believe in the transformative power of stillness. Visit us to explore our services and discover how integrating these practices into your routine can enhance your mental and physical health, bringing clarity, balance, and peace to your life.

For more information and to book your session, visit our website or contact us today.

Sources:

Efficacy of Meditation-Based Interventions on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Among Veterans: A Narrative Review https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33513582/

Meditation for posttraumatic stress: Systematic review and meta-analysis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27537781

Meditation and Mindfulness: What You Need To Know

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation-and-mindfulness-what-you-need-to-know

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