ptsd and shikantaza

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ptsd and shikantaza

Post by omnifriend » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:32 pm

does anyone have experience with shikantaza helping with ptsd?

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Re: ptsd and shikantaza

Post by shel » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:44 pm

For what it's worth, I've read ( ... 0553386395 ) that insight meditation can be effective in integrating so called 'implicit' memory. Try googling for keywords like implicit memory and insight meditation if interested.

ps: I hope divulging this information doesn't breach any social imperatives. :tongue:

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Re: ptsd and shikantaza

Post by Konchog1 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:25 am

Playing Tetris after a ptsd causing incident helps prevent it.
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Re: ptsd and shikantaza

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:18 am

Stuff like EMDR and other therapies that involve "reliving" intuitively linked traumas seem to me to be about the same thing as insight and calm abiding meditation.
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