I’ve learned a lot from my research about meditation. It was easy to find benefits of meditation, but the struggle was finding consequences. Some of the consequences that I did find, however, were releases of hidden and traumatizing memories (rape/abuse/etc.) and feelings of guilt and disassociation. In such a relaxed state, people have reported feelings of panic and anxiety. One thing to note is that this source was not found on a research based website, but instead a woman citing other sources. Some additional benefits I found on Pioneer are that meditation can drastically improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Women who meditated reported feeling less stressed and having less pain. Their physical and emotional pain had a statistically significant reduction. Another benefit I found on Pioneer was that for dementia caregivers, meditation was beneficial. “Of the meditation group, 65.2% showed 50% improvement on the Hamilton Depression Rating scale and 52% of the participants showed 50% improvement on the Mental Health Composite Summary score.” As my thesis stated, it appears meditation is amazing for us.