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Diane Todd: Meditation as a Natural Way to Reduce Stress

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The last part of 2012 was especially difficult for Jersey Shore residents, and I wish everyone a healthy and healing 2013. The emotional stress of Hurricane Sandy and the rough economy is still with us. If you are stressed out for any reason, you may benefit from Meditation, a mind-body practice which is known to increase calmness, improve psychological balance, cope with illness, or enhance wellness. Today’s guest  Diane Todd is well respected in the holistic community as a Reiki Master/Teacher who also specializes in Guided Imagery and Meditation. She  practices Craniosacral Therapy, Integrated Energy Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Massage and more. Diane works with Care Alternatives Hospice providing Reiki and at The Wellness Community, a support center for those whose lives have been touched by cancer. She facilitates guided imagery workshops on topics that include positive thinking and managing worry.

There are several types of meditation, which originated in ancient religious and spiritual traditions. Mindful Meditation and Transcendental Meditation (aka TM) are two common types. A person who meditates uses techniques such as specific posture, focused attention, and an open attitude toward distractions. Meditation is effective for reducing anxiety, pain, stress, depression, and insomnia. TM is a technique for avoiding distracting thoughts and promoting a state of relaxed awareness. The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought the technique to the US in the 1960s. TM is currently being used by US veterans to overcome PTS and reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Diane will explain more about this and how TM might be right for you. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for additional information.