Using Meditation to Manage Depression and Anxiety: Shanti Mission

“I honestly believe now that every single one of us has the ability to change our lives for the better if we just have the right support and tools to do it.”

Lisa, participant in Shanti Mission programs

Lisa attended the Path of Ease and Grace Seminars at Shanti Mission to help her manage depression and anxiety - photo credit bit.ly/1gxo9L1

For a lot of my early years I seemed happy on the outside, but inside I was suffering from crippling anxiety and depression. In 2009, I stumbled across a meditation and life skills school called Shanti Mission. I started doing some of seminars called the Path of Ease and Grace and my life miraculously started to change before my eyes.  The depression and anxiety I used to carry around every day started to lift as I did the courses, and I found the more I used the meditation, healing and mental mastery tools they taught me the better I felt.

One of the standout things with this organisation is it is the first time I have done a workshop and learnt tools that changed my life so quickly, helped me so deeply, and where the simple structure of the tools was so easy , I could use them all the time and my life just kept improving.  So much so that people frequently ask me “what are you doing?? You look so different – I need some of what you’re having!”

It makes me so excited to hear this not only because I feel better, because I honestly believe now that every single one of us has the ability to change our lives for the better if we just have the right support and tools to do it. I never thought my life would be like it is today, I’m happier, healthier, have amazing relationships and the normal ups and downs of life still happen, but they don’t paralyse me or push me into fear or anger anymore. I know how to deal with people, life and challenges and take them in my stride.

The tools I’ve learnt through this school are priceless and the community I’ve become a part of is so enriching for my life.  I’d recommend any of Shanti Mission’s meditation or life skills workshops to anyone.