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Stress Management Proposal Worksheet
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|Title of technique: |Meditation | |Description of technique |There are many different forms of meditation. Most involve sitting quietly for 15 | | |to 20 minutes, focusing on a particular word or symbol, controlling | | |breathing, and getting in touch with the inner self. Practiced | | |by Eastern religions for centuries, meditation is believed to be | | |an important form of introspection and personal renewal. As | | |a stress-management tool, it can calm the body and quiet the | | |mind, creating a sense of peace. To practice meditation, the following four | | |elements should be incorporated: A quiet location. Choose a quiet place with no | | |distractions. This is especially important for beginners in order to | | |maintain their focus. | | |● A specific, comfortable posture. Depending on the type | | |being practiced, meditation can be done sitting, lying | | |down, standing, or walking. | | |● A focus of attention. Focusing one’s attention is usually a | | |component of meditation. The focus may be on a word, an | | |object, or the breath. | | |● An open attitude. Having an open attitude during meditation | | |means allowing distractions to come and go naturally | | |without stopping to think about them. When distracting or | | |wandering thoughts occur, they are not suppressed; instead, | | |the meditator gently brings attention back to the focus. | |Summary or analysis of personal experience |I was trained on how to meditate during a counseling session | | |that I practice at home regularly and at work when needed. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
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