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Meditation helps manage stress and other tips from Harvard Medical School

March 25, 2011

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Michael Craig Miller, MD, Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publishing

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter from August 2000 to March 2012. Published monthly, the Harvard Mental Health Letter was read widely by professionals and non-professionals alike. Dr. … See Full Bio
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January 28, 2012

Meditate and you can see many of your physical and emotional issues slowly go away forever.

December 8, 2011

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your post. I’ve been interested in meditation for a long time so I went to see your presentation back in March. I loved it and now feel a lot less stress in my life. Thanks again.


November 23, 2011

nice work

November 21, 2011

i agree that meditation helps in managing stress so this is necessary.

MedEx Associates
October 18, 2011

Excellent video! Have already posted to our social media sites to remind people about the importance of reducing the stress in their lives, especially if they are fighting a disease or illness right now.
Thanks for sharing!

MedEx Associates.

August 28, 2011

Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing

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July 26, 2011

Like Dr. Miller mentioned, its very hard indeed to make big changes in your life. Many of us who start meditation are looking for the magic pill – the answer to all our questions, and then give up after a few tries when they see no change. Like anything, change takes time. Meditation has a tremendous impact on your body and mind.

For one, it can get you motivated to exercise. Sticking to a routine and making small changes is imperative. Start with 10 minutes a day, and have a mentality “i will not expect change for 30 days.” This is the frame you need to keep you motivated and keep going. Change will come, and the great thing about change through meditation is that its permanent and irreversible.

July 15, 2011

I do agree that mediation can help you to manage stress. Even ten minutes can offer a power prompting relief from the day’s work, and the probabilities are you won’t lose time, but instead gain time, and work more effectively.

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June 21, 2011

This is really great, I always knew meditation had some effects on the body such as removing stress or depression but it goes beyond that. Buddhist meditation offers even more!
Great article, thank you.

June 18, 2011

Yes, I agree that meditation helps in managing stress and Practitioners of this art report increased awareness, focus, and concentration, as well as a more positive outlook in life.

April 10, 2011

Wow this seminar is amazing. It’s great to know that the best in the business are researching heavily into Meditation. Meditation has changed my life and I believe everyone should have a daily meditation practice. Studies like this will help it go mainstream and ultimately cure humanity, keep up the amazing work!

Kevin Wood
April 2, 2011

Great video! I love how you highlight the benefits of meditation, especially in regards to stress relief. If more people meditation when facing stress, instead of self-medicating, their health would soar instead of the opposite occurring.

Once again great post and video!


Kevin Wood

sweet breath advocate
April 2, 2011

I have been searching for information on how to manage stress in a way or ways that will not involve medication, this video is an eye opener to me. I want to suggest if you can make it as newsletter or form of ebook. Thanks and God bless you.

holly holt
March 28, 2011

If you have time would urge others to watch the entire video. The other two speakers had excellent points to make as did Dr. Miller.

Michael Craig Miller, M.D.
March 28, 2011

Thanks for the kind comments. For those who would like to view the entire seminar (90 minutes), here is a link —

Information and video from other medical seminars is also available at the Longwood Seminars website —

December 14, 2011

Damn, I wish I could think of sotmehing smart like that!

MP Sidhu
March 28, 2011

watched Dr.Miller’s video.very informative talk in lay man’s language.clarified basic facts about the impact of stress on mental and physical health.

Homan Navaee
March 26, 2011

I recommend watching Dr. Craig Miller’s video. Well spoken Mr. and greetings from Semmelweis University of Budapest, Hungary.

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