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Facilitated Meditation

Meditation involves focusing one’s attention on an object, sound, phrase, prayer, visualized image, the breath, ritualized movements or the mind in order to promote awareness.

 

In the past, meditation has usually been associated with the spiritual realm but there is a growing body of evidence that supports the use of meditation as a complement to the treatment of disease and as an important component in pain management and stress reduction.

 

All injury, disease and trauma cause a stress response in the body. If this stress is not integrated at the time of the incident, the body retains an energetic imprint, sometimes referred to as an “energy cyst”, which usually has a strong emotional component.



The purpose of Facilitated Meditation is to access and release this trapped energy and to teach the patient how to integrate any new trauma, thus preventing the formation of further energy cysts. It is not necessary for the patient to analyze or ‘figure out’ the problem.

 

In a facilitated meditation session, the patient lies on their back, fully clothed and begins by breathing through their mouth. (Keeping the mouth closed and clamping down on the jaw prevents energy from flowing and suppresses emotions). The patient is gently guided to be present with whatever is entering into their awareness – physical sensations, thoughts, images, memories, emotions - and is asked to ‘report out’ to the facilitator. The Therapist may gently place their hands on the patient's body to help bring awareness to the area.



Facilitated Meditation:
  • Brings you into a direct experience with your self and life

  • Teaches you to integrate all of your experiences by allowing the energy of the moment to move through your body (often in the form of waves)

  • Releases tension stored in the body from past trauma

  • Grounds you in your body

  • Empowers you to feel safe with your emotions and trust your inner knowing

  • Promotes a state of compassionate awareness

 

Facilitated Meditation can assist in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Pain

  • Depression

  • Hypertension

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Migraines

  • Insomnia

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Ulcers

  • Colitis

  • Psoriasis

  • Cancer

  • Parkinson’s

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Epilepsy

  • Substance Dependence and Abuse

  • Many Other Conditions

Wave Work Training (Facilitated Meditation) 1998