The safest type of meditation for the anxious and depressed.
Over one-quarter of people report unpleasant experiences while meditating, according to new research.
These include feeling afraid and experiencing distorted emotions.
While meditation is often thought of as a purely beneficial experience, this study finds otherwise.
People with negative patterns of thinking, such as anxiety or depression, are more likely to have bad experiences while meditating, the research found.
For the study, 1,232 people were asked a simple question...
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Author: Jeremy Dean
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology. He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book "Making Habits, Breaking Habits" (Da Capo, 2013) and several ebooks. View all posts by Jeremy Dean