It requires large amounts of energy to keep information in the subconscious from percolating up into the conscious. Meditation can help to dissipate repressed information and thus release energy. (Pert, Candace, PhD. Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind (audiocassettes). CO: Sounds True, 2000.)

Emory University School of Medicine Studies: the regular practice of meditation may enhance the capacity of the brain to limit the influence of distracting thoughts. Developing this skill may have positive implications for individuals with ADHD, OCD, depression, or anxiety orders that are characterized by abnormal production of task-unrelated thoughts or even of excessive rumination. (Zen training speeds the mind's return after distraction, brain scans reveal. 2008. Article.)

Defines disease-related stress as an information overload, a condition in which mind-body network is so taxed by unprocessed sensory input in the form of suppressed trauma or undigested emotions that it has become bogged down and cannot flow freely, sometimes even working against itself, at cross-purposes. Meditation can help get peptides flowing again, returning the body and the emotions to health. (Pert, Candace, PhD. Molecules of Emotion. NY: Scribner, 1997, pp 242-243)

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