The meditation techniques
that we teach are non-religious and not based on the teachings
of any particular group or philosophy. They are meant to be accessible
to a wide range of people and easy to practice at home or office.
Mainstream science has long attested to the usefulness of meditation
for corporate professionals. Relieving not only stress for individuals
but improving their health, outlook and increasing practical
problem solving abilities. Meditation has been shown to benefit
the employer as well, limiting absenteeism, interpersonal conflicts
and lowering frustrations when individuals struggle with stressful
assignments and projects.
The following are just a few of the reports and researches
that have been conducted showing the benefits of this age old
practice with real word modern benefits.
CNN News Report (October 12,
Source: Stop Stressing About The Economy (Reported Aired
October 14, 2008)
A new study by Emory University researchers showed that those
who practiced Compassion Meditation had physiological changes
that indicated lower stress levels. When presented with a stressful
task, study subjects whod practiced Compassion Meditation
had lower levels of a stress hormone called cortisol compared
to those who werent taught the meditation method. Distress
scores, as measured by a 30-item profile, were lower among the
meditators. Lower stress levels have been linked to better immune
function and lower rates of a variety of diseases, including
depression and cancer.
Wall Street Journal (March 15,
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advanced
Data Report, 2004.
A federal study published in 2004 found that 62% of
adults had used some form of nonconventional therapy in the previous
12 months, with top choices including prayer, deep-breathing
exercises, and meditation.
Lutz, A., Greischar, L., Rawlings,
N.B., Ricard, M., Davidson, R.J. (2004)
Long-term meditators self-induce high-amplitude synchrony
during mental practice. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences, 101, 16369-16373. Research suggests that by meditating
regularly, the brain is reoriented from a stressful fight-or-flight
mode to one of acceptance, a shift that increases contentment.
J. Stein, The Science of Meditation,
TIME magazine (cover story), August 4: 48-56.
Not only do studies show that meditation is boosting
their immune system, but brain scans suggest that it may be rewiring
their brains to reduce stress Ten million American adults
now say they practice some form of meditation regularly.
Davidson, R. J., Kabat-Zinn,
J., et al. (2003).
Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness
meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65, 564-570. Dr. Richard
Davidson at the University of Wisconsin, using the latest techniques
in brain imaging technology (fMRI , EEG and MEG), has shown that
meditation produces demonstrable positive effects in both brain
and immune functions.
Teasdale, J., Cambridge University,
The skills derived from meditation training have been shown
effective in significantly reducing the recurrence of major depressive
episodes in patients treated for depression.
University of Massachusetts Medical
Schools Center for Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program
Source: University of Massachusetts Medical Schools
Center for Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program, under the direction
of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (Kabat-Zinn 1982, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1998,
Miller 1995, etc.) The University of Massachusetts Medical Schools
Center for Mindfulness Stress Reduction Programs medical
outcomes from 15,000 patients participation since 1979
have shown a 35% reduction in the number of medical symptoms
and a 40% reduction in psychological symptoms.
Schneider (1995), Linden (1996).
Meditation training has been shown to reduce hypertension
and blood pressure in amounts comparable to the changes produced
by medication and other lifestyle modifications such as weight
loss, sodium restriction, and increased aerobic activity.
Linden (1996), Zammara (1996),
The addition of meditation training to standard cardiac rehabilitation
regimes has been shown to reduce mortality by 41% during the
first two years, and a 46% reduction in recurrence rates of coronary
Kabat-Zinn (1982, 1985, 1987).
Meditation has been shown to reduce both the experience of
chronic pain and its inhibition of everyday activities. Pain-related
drug utilization was decreased and activity levels and self-esteem
The Relaxation Response.
Since 1967, Dr. Herbert Benson and the Mind-Body Medical
Institute of Boston (affiliated with Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital
and Harvard Medical School) have produced a large and varied
volume of work on the beneficial effects of meditation on physical
and mental health, including the 1975 best-seller The Relaxation
Journal of the American Medical
Sobel, D. S. MSJAMA: Mind Matters, Money Matters: The
Cost-effectiveness of Mind/Body Medicine. Journal of the
American Medical Association: 284, 1705. Psychosocial interventions
for heart disease have been shown to reduce the risk of further
cardiac events by as much as 75% compared with a usual medical
care condition. Over the past 20 years, mind/body medicine has
provided ample evidence of improving the health of patients with
heart disease and chronic illness, and preparing patients for
a successful recovery after a surgical procedure.
University of Massachusetts Medical
School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine,
Health Care and Society; used by permission.
Extensive research on the benefits of meditation has shown
significant improvements in patients with cancer, diabetes, asthma,
psoriasis, headache, multiple sclerosis, and other ailments.