Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness
It is a fact that loneliness is a major issue, more so in the Western society and even particularly with the adult population. The adult population has been suffering from a problem of a kind and that is that of being accorded the least of attention. The process of aging and adding on to years in adults has often been associated with the tendency in the adults to get further and further away from their families and society at large.
The piece of news that is here is one that is supported and based on a report that was in a published scientific journal that reported that mindfulness meditation indeed helps adults deal with the problems of loneliness. The least that can be said about this news is that it is a lot of celebrated news considering the fact that loneliness has been confirmed to be a major risk factor for quite a number of health conditions, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases included.
As we move on, we will first need to have a clearer understanding of what loneliness actually is. Rather than being more of a physical condition of sensibility of isolation as may be thought to be, loneliness is more of a feeling of being socially disconnected. There are quite a number of reasons why the seniors tend to suffer more from loneliness as compared to the other members of the society and these are such as the cases of the Empty Nest Syndrome, ineffective social skills, and lack of social networks among a host of other factors. There has as well been seen a trend in the fact of the infectious nature of loneliness in the fact that lonely people oftentimes tend to be never accommodative of others for some reason or another such as that of their fear for rejection. Let us dedicate some time to see how it is that this process of mindfulness meditation will help such persons overcome this problem of loneliness.
Mindfulness meditation has been as effective as a treatment to loneliness given the fact that it so addresses the very cause of the very problem and that is the human psyche. As a kind of the key objectives of mindfulness meditation is in the fact that it will expose to you the nature of the interconnected nature of one to the rest of the human family. Mindfulness meditation is as well known to be a far much better alternative to help the patients develop better social skills. As a matter of fact, if you happen to practice mindfulness meditation on a regular basis, as a matter of fact you will be able to see your loneliness reduce significantly in the fact that you will be able to develop meaningful and intimate relations with others without necessary feeling inhibited by the fears of rejection.