Mindfulness Meditation and Loneliness-How it Has Been Shown to Reduce Loneliness
One problem that has been confirmed to be so prevalent in the Western society and more peculiar with the adult population is that of loneliness. This is one sector in the population that has been quite given but an attention that is far inferior to what they actually deserve. Adults, as they grow older and advance in age, are always in the tendency of drifting further and further from their families and the society in general.
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.
First and foremost, we will need to have a clearer understanding of what loneliness actually is. As opposed to the view that may be so common and prevalent that it is a feeling of physical isolation, loneliness is not as much of that as it is more of a sense of social disconnection. There are quite a host of reasons explaining the causes of the suffering from lonelinesss in the adults and these are such as the examples given below in the issues of the empty nest syndrome, rusty social skills, and the lack of social networks plus many others. The whole situation seems to be worsened by the fact that there seems to be a trend in the contagious nature of loneliness propelled by the fact that the lonely people are never quite ready to engage others and for some reasons and fears that they have such as the fear of rejection that they often tend to suffer from. The following is an overview on how mindfulness meditation will help one overcome this problem of loneliness.
Mindfulness meditation, as an alternative for the treatment for loneliness has been as effective and successful in the fact that it actually addresses the problem by taking a look at the root of the whole problem and that is that of the human psyche or mind. The one of the main objectives of mindfulness meditation is to help one see their interconnectedness with the rest of the human family. Mindfulness meditation as well allows one to quite well 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.