Hearts & Minds: NAMI Highlights Meditation, Yoga And Other Mindfulness Practices For Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is providing a new dimension to its Hearts & Minds initiative, an educational program that promotes mind and body health practices for individuals who live with mental illness.
A new Mindfulness section on NAMIs Hearts and Minds website includes a 10-minute video of guided mediation, along with information about other holistic methods to complement medication and therapy and help a person to gain greater control over the recovery process.
Ed Knight of says he uses meditation to help control hearing voices and panic attacks: Without the combination of meditation and medication, I would be in and out of the hospital very frequently. I havent had a panic attack in several years and I have ceased to hear voices.
Medication and therapy are crucial to recovery, but everyones experience is different, said NAMI Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick. Hearts and Minds offers a holistic dimension for managing mental illness . Some practices will work for some people, but not for everyone. In the end it comes down to what works for you.
Outlets for self-awareness exist in every state and local unity. They can be pursued individually or in groups. Every outlet can make a contribution to recovery, Fitzpatrick said.
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