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 Post subject: ptsd and shikantaza
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:32 pm 
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does anyone have experience with shikantaza helping with ptsd?


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 Post subject: Re: ptsd and shikantaza
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:44 pm 
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For what it's worth, I've read ( http://www.amazon.com/Mindsight-The-Sci ... 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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 Post subject: Re: ptsd and shikantaza
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:25 am 
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Playing Tetris after a ptsd causing incident helps prevent it.

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 Post subject: Re: ptsd and shikantaza
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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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