The Effect of Meditation and Relaxation by Anthea Morne
After 38 years of working with schizophrenic patients, Anthea Morne, RN, Ph.D., LMHC, CASAC, has found meditation to be a great tool to aid mental healing. Recently, she published “The Effect of Meditation and Relaxation on Individuals Diagnosed with Long-Term Schizophrenia” to present research from a six-year experiment she conducted with schizophrenic patients. By instructing them on how to meditate and relax, she was able to help them improve their mental health.
“The Effect of Meditation and Relaxation on Individuals Diagnosed with Long-Term Schizophrenia” is structured to follow the steps of her research process, providing background on schizophrenia, the methodology of the study and the results from the research. One of the key points Morne makes in her study is how meditation can create peace in the lives of her patients.
Although the focus of this book is on the impact meditation can have on people who have schizophrenia, Morne also outlines how it can benefit anyone. At the beginning of the book, she discusses how meditation has impacted her personally and cites other cases that concluded meditation can help ease anxiety.