ENCORE: The Effects of Altered States of Consciousness, Part 1


Is your health portfolio complete without meditation? The new book “Super Mind" is the subject of today’s podcast with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, a clinical psychologist who has studied the effects of altered states of consciousness achieved by TM (Transcendental Meditation). TM has been shown to be effective for a variety of disorders including hypertension, PTSD, substance abuse, and anxiety/depression. The benefits of regular meditation extend to improved productivity and well-being, and a richer experience of life. What does TM entail? Are all meditation practices alike? Is TM a spiritual practice that is at odds with one’s religious orientation, or does it complement prayer and observance? What of recent reports that meditators may experience “side effects” like worsening of their psychiatric disorders? What happens to the brain and body in a meditative state? How do you know you’re doing it “right?” Added, proven dividends of meditation may include decreased sleep requirements and improved athletic performance. Click HERE for part 2.


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