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psychology and physiology of meditation and related phenomena

Beverly Timmons

psychology and physiology of meditation and related phenomena

a bibliography

by Beverly Timmons

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Published by Journal of Transpersonal Psychology in Stanford, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Relaxation Techniques -- Bibliography

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    StatementBeverly Timmons, Joe Kamiya.
    GenreBibliography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ6878.P8 T55
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[19] p. ;
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14760135M
    OCLC/WorldCa23100599

    The secular practice of meditation is associated with a range of physiological and cognitive effects, including lower blood pressure, lower cortisol, cortical thickening, and activation of areas of the brain associated with attention and emotion regulation. However, in the context of spiritual practice, these benefits are secondary gains, as the primary aim is spiritual by:


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THE PSYCHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF MEDITATION AND RELATED PHENOMENA: A BIBLIOGRAPHy1. Beverly Timmons Joe Kamiya Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, San Francisco This bibliography grew out of a search for background in­ formation for studies in the psychophysiology of meditation now in progress at the Langley Porter Institute.

The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice explores the practice of meditation and mindfulness and presents accounts of the cognitive and emotional processes elicited during meditation practice.

Written by researchers and practitioners with considerable experience in meditation practice and from different religious or philosophical perspectives, he book examines the evidence for the effects of meditation 5/5(1). This step-by-step approach to the practice of meditation is based on recommendations from the Edgar Cayce readings.

It covers the purposes, psychology, and physiology of meditation and includes: Setting ideals - Using affirmations - Choosing appropriate time, place, and position - Aiding attunement through music and chants/5(9). Roger Wells. Roger is the author of two books on practicing meditation, and has been training people to meditate for 20 years.

His audio course of meditation methods is clear and practical, and clears away the myths surrounding meditation, to make it accessible to all. Although published inthe book covers a wide spectrum of topics that are considered mainstream today. These include meditation techniques, mindfulness in activities and present-focus, right-brain vs left-brain physiology and pyschology, psychoactive substances and other methods of entering altered states of consciousness, shamanism, as well as eastern vs western psychology traditions.4/5.

The Physiology of Meditation by Dr. Jooyoung Julia Shin, M.D. Introduction Eastern religious and secular groups, such as the Buddhists, Taoists, and the Indian Yogis have practiced meditation throughout history in order to achieve certain mental and physical ends; these include muscular relaxation and "clearing" the mind, as well as the more esoteric union with nature or God.

The psychological benefits of meditation are wide ranging Regular meditation can also help you to be a better problem solver, with a more focused mind, leading to greater overall productivity.

In addition, psychologically speaking, meditation can increase awareness, while making self-actualization more probable, help with mood swings, boost.

How Meditation Makes Us Feel "At One," Conquers Loneliness Dealing With Loneliness. To be a happy and healthy human, most of us know that we need to sleep well, eat right, and exercise.

However, very few of us realize just how important "human connectedness" is to our overall mental, emotional, and physical well-being. research evidence has shown benefits brought by meditation: brain physiology, clinical, personality.

and society. Most of the benefits discussed here are applicable to meditation techniques psychology and physiology of meditation and related phenomena book general, although benefits specific to Dhammakaya meditation are also mentioned where available.

The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation Introduction Institute of Noetic Sciences cognitive-behaviorists indicates the extent to which meditation has penetrated into the mainstream of American academic psychology as a respectable research subject.

The Science of Meditation Meditation may help squash anxiety. The practice brings about dramatic effects in as little as a minute session. By Cary Barbor, published May 1, - last reviewed. Dusana Dorjee, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist in the School of Psychology at Bangor University.

Her research investigates how meditation, particularly mindfulness, impacts well-being and modifies the mind. The practice of meditation can produce rather unusual physiological effects in the areas of metabolism, hemispheric specialization, and habituation.

The concept of deautomatization to meditation results in the alteration in consciousness experienced during meditation stemmed from a reorganization of habituated perceptual and cognitive functions, presumably by reinvestment of actions and percepts Cited by: 1. How Is Consciousness Related to the Brain.

Near-death experiences, psychedelics, and meditation provide intriguing clues. Posted Psych Meditation. STUDY.

PLAY. Training of Ethics (3 extraordinary trainings) direct affect to physiology. Meditation has a benefit on anti-aging. increased telomerase is related to cellular aging, and long term meditation seems to buffer the mind for long term anti-aging affects.

Although meditation is centuries old, scientific study of meditation began only some 50 years ago. As early as a French cardiologist, Theresa Brosse, travelled to India to study the physiology of meditation.

She reported that one of her subjects was apparently able to stop his heart (22).Cited by: practitioners of meditation probably pursue both to a certain extent (e.g., Coleman, ). To date, Western academic psychology has focused on the former: meditation as a therapeutic means.

Despite the publicÕs growing interest and an increasing number of studies on the impact of meditation, there is a surprising scarcity of. There are many avenues by which stress impacts on physical function and health including hormones, autonomic (more about this later), changes in metabolism (especially related to lipids, insulin and the chemicals of chronic inflammation), blood coagulation (what some doctors call “stickiness”), the immune system (especially with regard to increased susceptibility to infection) and of course psychological issues themselves such as anxiety.

1, books based on votes: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR by America. There are fewer studies on specifically spiritual practices.

Studies of meditation practices not related to a particular religious or spiritual tradition still provide information that may contribute to the overall study of religious and spiritual phenomena, but that is not the focus of this by: Meditation, a self-regulation practice, attracts attention on its physiological and psychological effects, and its effects on nonlinear complexity of heartbeats are analyzed in our : Kamakhya Kumar.

This chapter focuses on the role of meditation and mindfulness in clinical therapy, and on how meditation as part of the therapeutic process relates to spiritual growth and development. Definitions and types of meditation practice are discussed, followed by a brief review of theories about how meditation may work.

Various applications and examples of meditation practice are reviewed, along Cited by: Timmons & Kamiya: The psychology and physiology of meditation and related phenomena: A bibliography; Green, Green & Walters: Voluntary control of internal states: Psychological and physiological; Tart: Transpersonal potentialities of deep hypnosis;Vol.2 #2; Ram Dass: Baba Ram Dass lecture at the Menninger Foundation: Part I.

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Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. Buy the book on Amazon –   Timmons B, Kanellakos D: The psychology and physiology of meditation and related phenomena: Bibliography II. J Trspl Psych 6((1)), Cited by: QuAnTuM PsYchOlOgY Quantum Psychology is different from other forms of modern-day psychology because it has a different purpose and a different aim, that of discovering WHO YOU ARE.

The preliminary and preparatory stages are developed by dismantling (neti-neti) what is called your False Core-False Self and acquiring multi-dimensional Size: 1MB. Q: What are some of the best reads on meditation.

Meditation was perplexing when I started practicing it in my teen, decades back. No one to guide. No practitioner around. The book of Swami Sivananda (an experienced ‘Swami’ and a profound ‘Yogi’). DEFINITIONS. As someone who has studied the neurophysiology of a variety of practices with both spiritual and non-spiritual goals, I have realized that great importance and complexity in first trying to define spirituality and religiousness as terms and also to differentiate spiritual experiences from spiritual practices (Newberg, ).This latter issue has significant implications for Cited by: Throughout this book (The Relaxation Response) we have tried to show you that the Relaxation Response is a natural gift that anyone can turn on and use.

By bridging the traditional gaps between psychology, physiology, medicine and history, we have established that the Relaxation Response is an innate mechanism within us. Measuring a Journey without Goal: Meditation, Spirituality, and Physiology. Heather Buttle 1, 2 as all phenomena are interconnected and everything is habitual responding, and Lutz et al.

suggest that focused attention training, as often employed in some styles of meditation, may be related with a reduction in emotionally Cited by: Acellus Psychology introduces students to the science of psych.

Students learn foundational knowledge regarding the scientific method, and human anatomy, and apply this to the study of memory, learning, stress, thought and personality, and states of consciousness.

Students also analyze common psychological disorders career paths within Psychology. Physiology is a study of the functions and processes that create life. A sub-section of biology, physiology investigates how elements ranging.

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Not only does this book derive from a spiritual source but a scientific one/5(27). Buddhism includes an analysis of human psychology, emotion, cognition, behavior and motivation along with therapeutic practices.

A unique feature of Buddhist psychology is that it is embedded within the greater Buddhist ethical and philosophical system, and its psychological terminology is colored by ethical overtones. Buddhist psychology has two therapeutic goals: the healthy and virtuous.

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Kendra Cherry, MS, is an author, educational consultant, and speaker focused on helping students learn about psychology. Sanja Jelic, MD, is board-certified in sleep medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and internal medicine.

Sleep has been the subject of speculation and thought since the time of the early Greek philosophers. Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.: – Scholars have found meditation difficult to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.

Neuroelectric and imaging studies of meditation are reviewed. Electroencephalographic measures indicate an overall slowing subsequent to meditation, with theta and alpha activation related to proficiency of practice. Sensory evoked potential assessment of concentrative meditation yields amplitude and latency changes for some components and by: A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics of the Fourth Century B.C.: Being a Translation, Now Made for the First Time from the Original Pali, of the First Book in the Abhidhamma Pitaka, Entitled, Dhamma-Sangani (Compendium of States or Phenomena) with Introductory Essay and Notes (London: Royal Asiatic society, ), contrib.

by Caroline A. Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to the diverse contents of religious traditions as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. The extraordinary range of methods and frameworks can be helpfully summed up regarding the classic distinction between the natural-scientific and human-scientific approaches.

This book combines insights obtained from both endeavours and thus provides a welcome bridge between the meditation methods sharpened through thousands of years of practice and modern neuroscience.

The book is composed of four parts: (1) an intro on physiological effects of meditation is a thoughtful compilation of evidence gathered from 5/5(5).Psychology is the science of behavior and logy includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and is an academic discipline of immense scope.

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