Meditation is a practice that has been used for thousands of years to help people find focus, clarity, wellness and peace. Although meditation is an old practice, it is being used for new purposes. Modern empirical research has shown that meditation, thoughtfully used, can be a highly effective practice in treating a variety of symptoms caused by many different mental health disorders. This is because meditation is inherently healing, both mentally and physically. Mindful meditation encourages the development of new neural pathways that replace old, destructive thought patterns with new, healthy ones. At the same time, the physical body relaxes itself, releasing tension and restoring a sense of balance and peace. At Solara Mental Health, we incorporate meditation into our comprehensive treatment program to help clients develop mental, emotional and physical balance and peace.