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Meditation involves using a number of awareness techniques to help quiet the mind and relax the body. The two most common techniques are:

  • Transcendental meditation. The patient repeats a single word or phrase called a mantra and is taught to allow other thoughts and feelings to pass.
  • Mindfulness Meditation. The person focuses all of his or her attention on thoughts and sensations. This form of meditation is often taught in stress-reduction programs.

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