Study on people suffering from depression
One of our practitioners offered weekly Lift Meditation (then called IYS Meditation) to staff and patients at the Children’s Hospital in Melbourne for approximately 3 months, and survey responses from participants as to its benefits are set out in Table C below.
Table C Survey Results - Lift Meditation Children’s Hospital Melbourne
A meta analysis of 47 studies of meditation undertaken by Johns Hopkins University, showed that it lessens depression, anxiety and pain equal to medication, but without side effects. (Goleman and Davidson, The Science of Meditation, 2017 ISBN: 9780241975688). Studies in meditation and mindfulness based meditation therapies has gone from nil in 1990 to around 11,000 per year by 2016 (ibid). Goleman and Davidson, scientists working in the field of meditation research, also say it is advantageous to have a teacher in order to optimise the benefits of meditation.
Self-compassion, a mindfulness based program that has been well researched, is part of our Lift session suite of techniques. Studies show that it creates a substantial positive change in a number of indicia of good health and wellbeing: see table D below.
Table D - Benefits of Self Compassion
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