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What Can Meditation Do for Your Addicted Brain?

Nov 29, 2017 | Mental Health, QA

Meditation is a practice that people may look down on because of a multitude of reasons. They do not know how to get started, they may have convinced themselves that that it will not help anything, and it mostly because they are unsure why they should do it in the first place. People in recovery also fight doing meditation and one of the main reasons is because they are unable to quiet their minds long enough to see any of the benefits of meditation.

Meditation is actually a great tool to help the addicted brain. There are many benefits to practicing meditation when you get into recovery. Brainwave activity increases in the brain with meditation as well as the volume of the gray matter in brain getting larger. Entering into the state of relaxation greatly improves the brain from what it was like during a addiction.


Master your mind


What works in meditation is gaining control over your thoughts. This may seem like an incredible task to comprehend, but you should not give up until you try it. You may be surprised at the results of using meditation to clear your mind.


Moderate your cravings


Meditation is not a cure for addiction, but it sure can help with cravings. Since cravings center in the mind, calming the cravings through meditation works well for relapse prevention. By focusing on attention, cravings are a lot easier to let go of.


Manage your stress


Stress is one of the number one reasons to practice meditation. The art of deep breathing and blowing it out, makes the mind and the body focus on the task at hand – getting to a place of transcendental mindfulness. Stress and anxiety of your everyday life must be let go of. The best way is by breathing out all the negativity and breathing in your confidence.


Man an app


There are some great apps that can help improve your practice of meditation. Guided meditation can be useful to get you to the place of surpassing all your expectations introspectively.

Getting help to improve your meditation skills can get you to where you need to be in your mind, with your cravings, and your stress. Meditation can be beneficial to the addicted brain.

Come to Serenity Oaks Wellness Center to try out our holistic therapies that include meditation. Our staff is here to guide you through our recovery model to help you achieve long-term sobriety,  Give us a call at: 844-720-6847

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