We don't know everything about why meditation helps the brain behave better but the benefits of meditation practice are becoming widely acknowledged in the scientific and therapeutic communities. We live in a high stress society.

Diagnoses of depression and other mental illnesses, such as substance use disorders are increasing. By sharing meditation research and simple natural tools with you, I hope to provide you with information that can help you live with good health, happiness and peace.

Here are a few resources of mine that might help you as a supplement to other things you are doing to live a healthy life. Sometimes, just using simple tools like this can be enough without having to take medication. Every individual situation is different, but you can feel into what works for you. 

1.) The Joy Handout - Ways to increase joy in your life by being intentional

2.) Lose Weight for Life Teleseminar - This is a recorded teleseminar that I did on losing emotional weight. It's good for understanding our connection with food, but it's also a powerful resource for anyone who needs to "lose" emotional baggage in their life to feel lighter and happier. 

3.) 10 Steps to Easy Mediation for Beginners - This is a short article that walks you through exactly how to meditate if you are just getting started. 

Can you use some coaching help? 

For more personalized help developing a strategy that will help you create the life you truly want, please consider coaching or therapy. This is the perfect time to get started. Every journey starts with a first step. 

We can talk it over and decide the best way forward. Questions? Email me at patriciabrawley@earthlink.net.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Patricia Brawley maintains a therapy and consulting practice and is a university professor. She has always been deeply interested in mind-body interaction, health psychology, creativity, consciousness and dreams. She is strongly influenced by mindfulness meditation practice, Buddhist philosophy, yoga, and humanistic values and beliefs.

Dr. Brawley is an independent scholar and researcher with an interest in phenomenological thought and methodology. She has presented professional papers at national and international conferences across the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, Finland, and Russia.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Mississippi Counselors Association, the Mississippi Psychological Association and the International Human Science Research organization.

Dr. Brawley, a published author, enjoys writing and leading writing groups.  She lives in McComb, Mississippi with her husband and cats.