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Daily Meditation Can Reduce Traumatic Stress, Including PTSD

Daily Meditation Can Reduce Traumatic Stress, Including PTSD

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What do you see when you close your eyes? Do you picture yourself sitting near a babbling brook, perhaps fishing or reading a novel? Can you picture yourself soaking up sun on a sandy beach or counting the stars in a dark, clear sky? Maybe you’re starting to breathe a little more deeply and slowly as you envision this serene, picturesque setting. Maybe your muscles are beginning to relax, and any tension you’ve experienced throughout the day is starting to dissipate.

Last time we asked you to picture serenity, we shared six ways meditation will improve your life. These include:

  • Stress Relief
  • Making Money
  • Improved Immune System
  • Improved Sleep
  • Problem Solving

Today, we’re going to dig deeper. What happens when the images behind your closed eyelids look like a nightmare instead of a daydream? What if the “tension” you’ve experienced throughout the day is a war zone or a natural disaster or a violent personal attack? What if the trauma you’ve had to endure has left you with emotional scars? Thankfully, there is help available. Did you know that daily meditation can reduce traumatic stress, including PTSD? Today, we’d like to show you how.

What Is PTSD?

Daily Meditation Can Reduce Traumatic Stress

The American Psychiatric Association defines PTSD as “a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.”

Symptoms of this often debilitating condition may include flashbacks, intrusive negative thoughts, distorted beliefs about oneself and others, anger and irritability, sleep disturbances and difficulty concentrating. “For people with PTSD the symptoms cause significant distress or problems functioning,” the American Psychiatric Association’s website says. “PTSD often occurs with other related conditions, such as depression, substance use, memory problems and other physical and mental health problems.”

“It’s a feeling of being out of control,” explains TSgt. Alan Warren,  a US Air Force Veteran and MP USA student who served an active duty tour in Iraq. “You come back from your service and you’re supposed to be ‘normal,’ but you’ve been trained to respond to so many dangerous things that there’s never a relaxing moment. You’ve become conditioned to evaluate every situation as a bad situation…even when you’re safe.”

How Can Meditation Help?

Meditation exercises reduce stress at MP USA

As a student at MP USA, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in amazing wellness programs such as the ancient Indonesian martial art of Merpati Putih, our Wealth of Health program and our Vibravision classes. Wealth of Health is a form of active meditation that helps us quiet our racing minds through movement. “It gives you a sense of clarity,” explains TSgt. Warren. “No matter where you’ve been in the past, it snaps you into the present, and you feel energized after just one session.”

These benefits of MP USA’s programming can help alleviate military combat stress for service men and women after they complete their tours of duty. Wealth of Health can also be beneficial for reintegration after a traumatic event. “When I came back, I felt really restless,” said Warren. “As I kept analyzing every situation, I developed restless leg syndrome, and I couldn’t sleep at night because all the bad stuff happens at night. Three years of practicing MP helped me feel recharged and kept me in the now. It gave me a sense of peace and being in the moment. For me, meditation is kind of like getting a massage for the mind.”

There are many ways to enjoy the type of mental massage TSgt. Warren describes. In our Vibravision blog, we’ve discussed five meditation types and their benefits in detail, and our observations about the advantages of meditation are backed by research from the  Mayo Clinic and Oxford Academic.

How Can I Get Started?

Daily Meditation Improves Health and Wellness

If you’d like to learn more about how daily meditation can reduce traumatic stress, including PTSD, the good news is you can get started right away.

“Experiment, and you’ll likely find out what types of meditation work best for you and what you enjoy doing,” the Mayo Clinic suggests. “Adapt meditation to your needs at the moment. Remember, there’s no right way or wrong way to meditate. What matters is that meditation helps you reduce your stress and feel better overall.”

Also, if you’re a trauma survivor who experiences flashbacks, Oxford Academic’s 2017 study determined that practicing transcendental meditation (TM) can “reduce PTSD symptoms without re-experiencing trauma.” Additionally, participants in the Oxford study we referenced above experienced such significant psychological and physiological health benefits that a recommendation was made that they “continue regular TM practice indefinitely.”

If you’d like to experience these benefits personally through MP USA’s Wealth of Health and Vibravision classes, don’t wait. We invite you to call 1-866-666-7872 today!

Daily Meditation Can Reduce Traumatic Stress, Including PTSD
Vibravision Foundation for the Blind

Five Reasons to Develop Your Expanded Awareness with Vibravision in Ogden Utah

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If you haven’t considered Vibravision at MP USA, you’re missing an amazing opportunity to “see” without using your eyes! This unique and proprietary training method allows us to “hack the brain” and create an internal visual image using input from non-visual senses. Our courses offer life-changing benefits for both blind and sighted participants. Here are the top five reasons to develop your expanded awareness with Vibravision in Ogden Utah.

  • Enhanced Mental Clarity
  • Increased Self-Awareness
  • Increased Sensory Awareness
  • Better Problem Solving
  • Stronger Relationships with People

When you hear us talk about Vibravision as a way to develop your superpowers, we’re not joking! Additional benefits of Vibravision include increased confidence, improved personal peace and a better understanding of human interactions. Vibravision is also incredibly fulfilling to study, and it’s mind-blowing to watch!

We’ve been sharing our Vibravision program in Northern Utah since 2014 when MP USA hosted and taught the first Vibravision courses ever offered in North America. Fast forward four years, and we’ve been endorsed by professionals in medicine, education and more! If you’ve been following our blog, you also know that we’re getting a lot of media attention nationwide. In fact, Vibravision is going to be featured during the upcoming season of America’s Real Deal. Although the episode’s exact date is still a secret, the word on the street is that the program will be amazing.  According to a Facebook post on America’s Real Deal Facebook page, the Vibravision premiere may air on Friday, September 29, 2018. You can watch America’s Real Deal TV Show on Facebook Watch, where investment opportunities are available to the public!

Vibravision Foundation’s journey to America’s Real Deal

If you’d like to develop a skill that has the potential to enhance your awareness beyond your imagination, there’s no better time to explore what MP USA has to offer. Our fall 2018 Vibravision immersion course will be held November 5th through November 9th, and it’s the last time we’ll offer this training at our 2018 prices.  This intensive week of instruction takes place in our Ogden Utah facility and includes the following:

  • An introduction to Vibravision, its life-changing capabilities and the basic mechanisms that make it possible
  • Energy building exercises to increase the body’s electric charge
  • Specific meditations that create inner calm and expanded awareness
  • Breathing techniques that strengthen and balance the body
  • Sensing and implementation
  • Food and lodging
  • Uniform
  • Vibravision training package including blindfold
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access to the proprietary Vibravision App (sold separately)

Why Here?

Five Reasons to Develop Your Expanded Awareness with Vibravision in Ogden Utah

MP USA is the only place in North America where Vibravision is taught, and courses are available both for the seeing and for the blind. Our founders, Nate and Mike Zeleznick, began their study of the martial art form that serves as our foundation, Merpati Putih, in 1999. They were officially recognized as the first American MP members in 2000. In the coming years, both traveled to Indonesia many times and continue to climb the ranks of MP. In the process, they learned more about Vibravision. After years of intense study, Mike offered the first Vibravision class on this side of the globe in November 2014. From there, the program has soared to new heights as we continue to gather endorsements, build partnerships and expand.

Why Now?

Vibravision Benefits for Blind and Sighted Participants

Enrollment for our fall 2018 Vibravision courses is open, and class sizes are limited. Also, our prices will increase in 2019, so you’ll pay more if you wait to sign up. By taking the Level 1 course this fall in November 2018 you will lock in the lowest price available, and you’ll be ready for Level 2 training that is scheduled in February 2019. If you can’t make it to the November immersion course don’t worry, both Level 1 and Level 2 immersion training courses are available in February.

What’s Next?

Vibravision at SaberQuest with Ludosport Lightsaber Training

This part’s easy. All you have to do to begin your Vibravision journey is contact us today! If you’d like to have a personal conversation about the five reasons to develop your expanded awareness with Vibravision in Ogden Utah, we’d love to hear from you. Please call us at (866) 666-7872, Opt. 1.

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