Meditation techniques help practitioners cope with life situations

March 4, 2011

As someone who had coped with anxiety much of her adult life, Kelly Brose of Urbandale had become well-versed in ways to treat her condition. And despite medications and various techniques, she ultimately found one of the most effective ways to combat her anxiety was through meditation.

“I still use it, and it’s still effective; in fact, it worked so well for me that I actually used to teach it,” Brose, 45, said. “Along with progressive muscle relaxation, it’s a great treatment that doesn’t involve taking medication, and that appealed to me.”

Brose is not alone; according to the Mayo Clinic website, meditation has long been touted, even by health-care professionals, as one of the … Read more »