Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Hycinth Taylor BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist
29th October, 20130 Comments
It's been confirmed that meditation stimulates the serotonin in the brain, it's because of this, it prevents depression. Meditation increases the grey matter, and thanks to this we are much more likely to think clearly and assimilate knowledge.
It's been proven that meditation delays the onset of Alzheimer's by 8-10 years, even in those of us more prone to the illness genetically. Meditation also reduces stress and anxiety in sensible and manageable ways.
The left hemisphere of the brain, which is responsible for emotions, functions better so we experience more positive emotions - thanks to this we feel happier.
Related articles from our experts
Jen TaylorMay 24th, 2017
Vickie Norris MSc, BA, BABCP, CBT therapist, anxiety specialist,17 yrs expMay 24th, 2017
Virginia Sherborne MBACP (Accred.)May 4th, 2017
Andrea Harrn Psychotherapist and Author of The Mood CardsMay 13th, 2011
Imi Lo: Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, Supervisor (MMH,UKCP,HCPC,MBPsS)March 29th, 2015
Keeley Townsend BA (Hons), Ad.Dip.CP with Distinction, MNCS (Acc)December 14th, 2009
Counselling Directory is not responsible for the articles published by members. The views expressed are those of the member who wrote the article.