Types of Meditation
At Immersion Recovery Center we use two primary forms of meditation, but may introduce others from time to time. The two main methods of meditation we use are concentrative meditation and mindfulness mediation.
Concentrative meditation – This type of meditation involves focusing on one thing while attempting to tune everything out. Concentrative meditation might involve the repetition of a specific mantra like, “I am enough,” or, “I am sober.” It might involve focusing on the breath or listening to an instrument like a gong or a sound bowl.
Mindfulness meditation – This type of meditation involves becoming completely aware of the present moment and taking note of current surroundings. This type of meditation is most commonly used in an addiction treatment setting. It is a fundamental component of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction.