Other Secular Meditation Techniques

In This Chapter

  • Meditative approaches created and used by health-care professionals
  • Using autogenic training to self-induce a relaxed, recuperative state
  • Learning to consciously relax through progressive muscle relaxation
  • Using any basic meditative technique to bring about your relaxation response
  • Focusing to gain insight into what you’re really thinking and feeling

In this chapter, I introduce you to four secular meditative techniques that, like mindfulness, have been developed over the last 100 years by health-care professionals. These practices have been the subject of research studies that prove ...

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