Monthly Archives: September 2016

Traditional Mindfulness Meditation Course – IAM Stage 1

Young woman meditating on the beach

The Integrating Awareness Meditation (IAM) course is typically done in stages, so that you get to practise for a while and absorb what you have learned, before you go on to the next, deeper stage.
This page holds information about the next scheduled 4-hour Traditional Mindfulness Meditation course (IAM – Stage 1).

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Meditation for Depression and Anxiety instead of Medication

Young woman meditating on the beach

A large research project at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, which analysed 47 randomized controlled trials with a total of more than 3,500 participants, found that practising mindfulness meditation for half an hour a day can improve depression with 10-20%, and anxiety with 5-10%. This is similar to what previous studies have found to be the effect of anti-depressant medications.

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