Title

Supplemental Meditation

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

15-5-2019

End Date

15-5-2019

Abstract

An in-depth exploration of the current literature on support for alternative methods of pain, anxiety and depression management. Methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, positive psychology, mindfulness, and most specifically, meditation have been researched. Recent merit has been acquired by certain alternative methods previously considered controversial in efficacy with regards to health management. Many of those procedures are expensive for the patient to gain access to. This expense makes the aforementioned alternative treatments rarely accessible to lower socioeconomic populations. This project analyzes quantitative data to find if there is a benefit to these meditation practices, and whether implementing meditation actively in our school systems could be an asset to individual well-being. Learning healthy adaptive coping mechanisms at a younger age could provide individuals of all socioeconomic levels the education required to learn to successfully manage pain, stress, and anxiety as they encounter it throughout their lives. This education could also potentially decrease pain, depression, and anxiety levels in patients struggling with those symptoms.

Department/Program

Psychology

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May 15th, 1:00 PM May 15th, 2:00 PM

Supplemental Meditation

Ellensburg

An in-depth exploration of the current literature on support for alternative methods of pain, anxiety and depression management. Methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, positive psychology, mindfulness, and most specifically, meditation have been researched. Recent merit has been acquired by certain alternative methods previously considered controversial in efficacy with regards to health management. Many of those procedures are expensive for the patient to gain access to. This expense makes the aforementioned alternative treatments rarely accessible to lower socioeconomic populations. This project analyzes quantitative data to find if there is a benefit to these meditation practices, and whether implementing meditation actively in our school systems could be an asset to individual well-being. Learning healthy adaptive coping mechanisms at a younger age could provide individuals of all socioeconomic levels the education required to learn to successfully manage pain, stress, and anxiety as they encounter it throughout their lives. This education could also potentially decrease pain, depression, and anxiety levels in patients struggling with those symptoms.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/16