Feb 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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WAM-2040 Introduction to Meditation

1 credits
In the 1960s, the Beatles brought Transcendental Meditation to the United States.  Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard University studied the physiological effects of people who meditated and found that poeple who meditated lowered their heart rate, their blood pressure, and their response to stress.  Dr. Bensen went on to call this the “Relaxation Response” and “Remembered Wellness”.  The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) research supports meditation to reduce stress response through parasympathetic engagement, enhance healing of disease and foster wellness.  Today, meditation is widely used in hospitals to reduce the stress of medical treatment.  In this class, students will explore the history, practice, sicence and diverse forms of meditation that include:  Native American Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation, Visualization Meditation, Tibetan Meditation, Walking Meditation and Therapeutic Meditation used for healing. Spring semesters



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