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Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique โ€“ such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity โ€“ to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

The US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health states that "Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being."

A 2014 review found that practice of mindfulness meditation for two to six months by people undergoing long-term psychiatric or medical therapy could produce small improvements in anxiety, pain, or depression.

Apps such as Headspace and Calm can help people learn about meditation, practicing focus and emotional regulation.