Psy/201 Meditation Worksheet

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Appendix A

Meditation Worksheet

Directions: Locate two resources on the Internet that explain meditation techniques. Copy and paste the Web address into the top of the matrix. After reviewing the Web site, provide a brief summary for each source. Below your summary, list two interesting facts you learned from each site. Try the techniques you located in your Internet search. Provide a brief description of what happened in your experience.

Be sure to answer the two questions below the matrix also.
Web Address (URL):| http://nccam.nih.gov/health/meditation/overview.htm| http://mindpower-scientificproofs.com/scientists/| Summary of resource:| The Governments website on alternative medicine, discussing the benefits of meditation. Additionally this site discusses techniques, recommendations, and uses. | This website discusses the scientific research and opinions regarding the power of the mind. Authored by highly educated individuals holding Ph.D’s in the field of science.| Two interestingFacts: | 1. Meditation might work on the nervous system involuntarily. 2. Meditation could actually cause harm to person’s suffering from some type of psychiatric condition.| 1. Brainwaves are not just insight into a person but can also be stimulated to change a person’s current state. 2. Falling in love can improve mind power. In a abstract way it is a form of meditation in that it involves self adoration and happiness.| What happened after you tried each technique?| Honestly, I did not try any of the techniques on either site. I have previous experience in trying types of meditation, and due to the results have actually been advised to not attempt them at this time. I will, however, look forward to the day I am able.| Please see answer to the left of this one.|

1. Do you think meditation leads to heightened sensation and perception? Explain why or why not....
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