How meditation heals trauma. There is a concerningly high number of people who have experienced trauma. Whether as a child or in our current life situations, trauma and grief are often associated with our mental health and behavior. When we experience traumatic events, the stress our minds have to deal with can completely distort the way we interact with people, and how we experience the world thereafter.
Almost all forms of trauma physically alter the way our brains are wired. Reactions to specific stimuli form in the neural pathways of our minds. This can cause unhealthy strain on us as we struggle to live with the “new normal.”
Lucky for us, there is a way to heal. No matter how strenuous our life experiences may be, the neural networks in our minds are very flexible. We can work towards restoring the balance and rewiring the connections our minds have made during the traumatic life experiences. And by doing so, we’re able to regain control over our mental and emotional integrity.
Almost all forms of trauma benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which allows us to replace our negative thoughts with positive thoughts so that triggers and negative stimuli are not so overwhelming. Meditation is a great way to rewire our thoughts and attain much more masterful control over our emotions.
By utilizing meditation, we’re able to relax and take a deep breath when we find ourselves being triggered by traumatic events. We can create a “happy” place, or more importantly, a safe place in our minds away from the unhealthy negative thoughts which remind us of our trauma.
Mindfulness meditation is a very effective tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other problems that occur due to trauma. It’s a way of detaching ourselves from our negative experiences by focusing more on the present, on the now. By doing so, we’re able to shift our minds and allow our neural pathways to form new paths away from the triggering events and towards a much calmer emotional state.
Loving kindness meditation is another great way to help our minds recover from the pain of trauma and abuse. If you’ve experienced something that left you feeling like you’re not valuable, loving kindness meditation can help us feel more comfortable with ourselves and find compassion for our flaws. This way we can allow ourselves to grow in a healthy and genuine way.
Trauma and abuse can also leave us feeling very angry. This is another benefit of loving kindness meditation. This kind of meditation can help us realize our capacity to forgive the “unforgivable” and let go of the pain from our past, so we can focus on a life of compassion and regrowth.
No matter what we’ve experienced in life, practicing meditation is a great step towards finding inner peace, strength, and healing. We can learn to forgive the pain we’ve endured and create a safe space where we’re able to move forward with our lives with understanding and confidence. I’ve found amazing success with this, and I know you can too. This is how meditation heals trauma.
The Beginner’s Guide To Meditation
If you’re interested in learning how to clear your mind and improve your life via the power of meditation, feel free to check out our Spiritual Keys Of Enlightenment big bonus #1, The Beginner’s Guide To Meditation.
You’ll learn the simplest ways to:
- Increase your level of emotional understanding and help you to healthily compartmentalize your thoughts and emotions in a way that’s constructive.
- Change the course of your thinking and reprogram yourself to be more mindful and focused on positive changes rather than negative.
- Gain the insight you need to work through your weaknesses and begin to build them into strengths.
- See a clear path forward rather than being swamped by the negative interference along the way.
- Learn from mistakes and see painful situations objectively so that you’re able to move through them with productivity.