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*** Guided Meditation - Relieve Depression ***

Meditation and Depression

... and the path to healing naturally

Do you know?

• Depression is not the problem, it’s only a symptom of the problem.

• The feeling of depression is the safety valve nature has provided to save you from the continuing fruitless effort in which you were engaged.

• Depression is a voice inside of you saying ”I quit —it hurts too much to continue to try anymore.”

• Depression is best understood as a message of hopelessness.

How Can Meditation Help?

Meditation is one of the most powerful natural remedies for depression, and it is effective on a number of levels:

1. First, it will help you to calm down and find some inner peace. It gives your body and mind some much needed time to rest and rejuvenate on a deep level. A build up of stress is one of the most common factors involved in the onset of depression, and so anything you can do to reduce or eliminate stress in your life will be of tremendous benefit.

2. Meditation causes your body to release endorphins and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, which is a chemical that helps maintain a "happy feeling," and seems to help keep our moods under control by helping with sleep, calming anxiety, and relieving depression.

3. Meditation helps to purge the body and the nervous system of toxins and stresses that build up as a result of depressed, negative thinking. It’s a vicious cycle - depression leads to inactivity and low energy levels, which then lead to more time spent chewing on negative thoughts, which then leads to deeper depression and even lower energy levels.

In my view, meditation and physical exercise are the two most powerful ways of treating depression naturally. When combined together, you will be giving your body and mind the very best chance of coming back into a natural, positive balance.

4. Guided Meditations add a whole new dimension of effectiveness to the healing power of your meditation. A well crafted guided meditation for healing depression will not only lead you into a state of deep relaxation, it will also contain many positive affirmations and healing statements that are designed to improve the quality of your thinking, and improve your outlook.

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Hi Everyone!

I wanted to give you all a little more information about what we are going to do this time.

The primary purpose of this meetup group is to practice guided meditations and mindfulness. Also, this time only we will help you to relieve your depression and experience the profound feeling of inner peace and calmness within your own mind, to develop concentration, focus and love.

Group guided mindfulness meditations are very powerful, energizing and of great benefit for all, specially for people who suffer from depression and anxiety.

We will usually do brief topic introduction and meditation.


Thanks, and Happy Meditating!

Dan Jankovich, Organizer

http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Free-Guided-Mindfulness-Meditation/polls/

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Recommended Book:
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness By Mark Williams PhD, John Teasdale PhD, Zindel Segal PhD, Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Dan, for an excellent meditation. Your openness and honesty are refreshing and very helpful.

    November 16, 2012

  • Lareena

    Hello Dan

    I'm sorry I could not make it but I had a very hard time finding the place go off at yonge and sheppard and walked for quite a bit but was completely lost. Sorry. but I will definitely like to come on another day for a similar session :)

    November 15, 2012

    • D A N

      Hi Lareena, I'm sorry to hear that you had problem finding us. In the future click on the map link on the right side of the school name as below:
      Canadian Academic Success School (map)
      Have a good night, Dan

      November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    good balance of chat and meditation

    November 15, 2012

  • D A N

    It was biggest event ever !!!

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent! THanks so much Dan. It was greatly appreciated.

    November 15, 2012

  • D A N

    Hi Meditators,
    this time you should come a bit earlier, because I cannot guarantee seat for everybody. We have so many people RSVP-ed.
    Thanks,
    Dan
    (Organizer)

    November 14, 2012

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