Guided Meditation

Weekly Guided Meditation Groups

Detach from thoughts and impulses, which can help reduce cravings and prevent relapse.

Guided Meditation for Addiction Treatment at Scottsdale Recovery Center Arizona

From our Guided Meditation Instructor:

“Having dealt with anxiety and depression personally, Yoga and meditation have been my saving grace. I’ve learned to use the wisdom of my body, gain better control over my mind and calm my nerves and emotions. Meditation and Yoga has brought me so much awareness and clarity of my body and mind and the link between the two. It has helped me to remember that creating this life is up to ME. We can’t control life but we can Look inward, Stop placing blame on outside sources, Begin to take our power and responsibility back, Focus on growth & improvement, and Practice acceptance of who we are. I am a Yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner and Cosmic Consultant. I began my Yoga practice in 2002 and in 2009 completed my 200hr certification at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ, received my YogaWorks certification in 2012 and in 2013, I became one of only 2 certified Naam Yoga Therapists in the state of Arizona. A newer practice on the West Coast, Naam is a Meditative practice that uses the powerful healing of breath {pranayama}, basic movement {asana}, chanting {mantra} and rhythmic movement to heal and balance the body and mind. We literally change our energy from the inside out.”

Meditation can provide a person in recovery with numerous psychological and physical benefits, such as:

-Decreased blood pressure: Studies suggest meditating can lower the blood pressure of those at risk for hypertension.
-Immune system enhancement: A mindful program may improve immune system functioning.
-Pain relief: Meditation can decrease subjective pain ratings in practicing individuals.
-Anxiety relief: Meditative techniques can help individuals control anxiety.
-Stress management: Meditation can produce small to moderate improvements in stress levels.
-Reduction in depressive symptoms: Some evidence suggests improvement of depression in those practicing meditation.
-Better sleep: Studies suggest it may enhance sleep in insomniacs.

Additionally, some studies suggest that long-term meditation can have positive changes in brain structure and functioning:

-Increased gyrification, or the forming of folds on the cerebral cortex. This can speed up information processing, improve decision-making, and enhance memory formation.
-Slowed or reversed age-related changes in the brain.
-Decreased gray matter in the amygdala, which plays a role in anxiety and stress.