Welcome to this course on meditation which is designed to prepare the student to use meditation as a self-therapy and be able to conduct classes and lead groups in meditation therapy. The course takes the student on a journey through both Eastern and Western meditation techniques, from Chakra balancing to Walking the Labyrinth. The course provides a firm foundation in meditation that may be used as the basis for further reading and self-development. To meditate is to achieve a state of cessation of conscious thought processes. It is a state of consciousness in which the mind is free of random and scattered thoughts and intrusive patterns. Meditation used as therapy is a type of mind-body medicine.