Meditation for Mental Health

To honor Mental Health Awareness Month, Trusted Health hosted a meditation session for our Community of nurses, facilitated by Denver Meditation. Our host Jonathan began with a bit of background telling the participants to “think of the human body as an automatic camera taking pictures throughout life of the world through the five senses (eyes, nose, mouth, ears, body). These senses take this input and store it in our brain and bodies, so the human mind becomes the source of our stress and pain.” We learned that through using meditation we can let go of these thoughts and ‘pictures’ and cleanse the mind to live in the present moment.

Meditation has been proven to cause profound changes and benefits to the brain and body such as:

  • Reduces anxiety & depression

  • Brings harmony to your life

  • Improve focus and memory

  • Better sleep

  • Regulates heart rate

  • Improved immunity

  • Balances emotions

  • Increases energy

In this method of meditation we utilized imagery of a black hole in space to recall all the “pictures” from our mind to acknowledge, briefly reflect, and release them into the black hole. 

It was a grounding and calming experience that reminded us how to best center ourselves in the moment. Regardless if you are a beginner or experienced, meditation can help you to relax, as well as encourage you to be patient and gentle with yourself. After all, this life is about the journey, not the destination. ❤️