Meditation for Mental Wellness
Reported by Pete Blanchard, Cayuga Radio Group
November 17, 2014
The chief psychiatrist at Cayuga
Medical Center says meditation may be the key to curing your insomnia.
Dr. Henry Gerson is the medical
director of the psychiatry program at Cayuga Medical Center. He recently spoke
to a group of residents at Kendal at Ithaca about the benefits of meditation
for improving mental health.
Dr. Gerson says it’s proven to help
people who live with a variety of mental health-related conditions, including
anxiety, depression and even insomnia. “It’s a good form of stress reduction, it’s
proven in a lot of different settings to promote a relaxed state of mind and
help with stress management.” says Gerson.
For practice, Dr. Gerson says to sit in
a comfortable position and to focus on your breathing for 5 to 10 minutes each
day. Anxious thoughts and worries will almost certainly enter your mind, but
just let them pass. It sends your body a message, he says, that
worries can wait.
.When you’re doing the exercise and
find yourself having trouble in the moment, just remember: “All you have to do
is breathe.” - See more at: http://whcuradio.com/news/025520-whcu-health-report-meditation-for-mental-health/#sthash.GowtPU5J.dpuf