The benefits of mindfulness meditation, as taught by FHU since 1965 and increasingly popular in recent years, are many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, improved well-being, note to mention a rewired brain.
A study published in Biological Psychiatry brings scientific thoroughness to mindfulness meditation and, for the first time, shows that, unlike a placebo, it can change the brains of ordinary people and potentially improve your health.
To meditate mindfully demands ‘‘an open and receptive, nonjudgmental awareness of your present-moment experience,’’ says J. David Creswell, who led the study and is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Health and Human Performance Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University.
At the end of three days, the experiment participants all told the researchers that they felt refreshed and better able to withstand the stress of unemployment. Follow-up brain scans showed differences in those who underwent mindfulness meditation training.
There was more activity, or communication, among the portions of their brains that process stress-related reactions and other areas of focus and calm. Four months later, those who had practiced mindfulness showed much lower levels in their blood of unhealthy inflammation markers than the alternative relaxation control group, even though few were still meditating.
FHU teaches you to change how you react to stress, improve your life and learn the secret of how to control your responses, and find that God-given switch in your mind which allows you to energize and motivate yourself so that you never again feel conflict, guilt, fear or depression.
The Foundation of Human Understanding introduces you to a simple procedure that will prove to you through your own experience, that control over yourself without unbearable suppression is not only possible but vital to your health, to your future happiness – and to your very existence.
"FHU teaches you to change how you react to stress, improve your life and learn the secret of how to control your responses…"
Stop suppressing your negative emotions, which is a classic strategy people use to regulate their emotions and potentially deadly ones. While emotional suppression such as biting your lip if your boss makes an irritating comment during your appraisal – most psychologists see it as the
worst strategy of the bunch.
The 7 Minute Meditation is a simple exercise to stop reacting in the present as the extension of your past reflex conditioning!
“When you try to suppress an emotion, much like when you try to suppress a thought, it can have the opposite effect,” says Susanne Schweizer, an emotion researcher at the University of Cambridge.
“It’s likely to come back more strongly later on.” There’s mounting evidence that suppressing your emotions comes at a cost. In one study, volunteers were asked to watch a gruesome film and either hide their emotional responses or act naturally, whereas, in a follow-up
study, a different group of volunteers were shown entertaining and happy movies and asked to do the same.
“What we found was that suppressing their emotions didn’t make people feel any better – and when they were suppressing positive emotions, it actually made them feel less positive.” It also required physical effort; the volunteers’ blood pressure went up when they were trying to hide their feelings. Subsequent studies have revealed that emotional suppression impairs your memory, while the people you’re interacting with find it burdensome.
So, how do you control your responses to stress? Why are people generally unhappy? What makes people tick? Where do our thoughts and feelings come from? How can we find real happiness? With the use of the revolutionary meditation, my dad, Roy Masters, introduces
possibly the most advanced psychological and spiritual advancement system known to man, Freud, and the whole of modern psychology included. The solution lies in staying in the present moment.
The 7 Minute Meditation and Be Still and Know is the technique used by the military to stop reacting to the present as an extension of your past! Get ready for beautiful things to happen. It's time to break the spell of responding by reconnecting to the now moment!