Wellness Tool #6: Meditation
When I first started using meditation, I saw it as a way to clear my mind. However, as I have learned more over time, I see meditation as a way to calm my mind. I use meditation as a way to focus my mind on the present. Meditation allows me to not “own” every thought that comes into my mind. Meditation allows me to acknowledge a negative thought and have it come into and out of my consciousness.
Stephan is a Peer Support Specialist at the Outpatient Clinic in Wilmington, North Carolina. Stephan says, “My six years of recovery and four plus years as an RI employee has helped med to realize my meaning and purpose in life – trying to help other people.”