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According to the Australian Heart Foundation, in 2015, close to 6 million Australians (34%) aged 18 years and over had high blood pressure.
The NHS says around 16 million people in the UK has high blood pressure. Approximately 62,000 unnecessary deaths from stroke and heart attacks occur in the UK due to poor blood pressure control.
The American Center for disease control and prevention reports that about 75 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 of every 3 adults.
One in five people in New Zealand suffer from high blood pressure. That is around 938,000 people.
High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for illness and premature death from a cardiovascular event, and this is the second leading cause of disability in the world. It is also the main cause of ischemic heart disease and stroke.
Dr Herbert Benson is an American medical doctor, cardiologist, and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is a professor of mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School and director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) at MGH. He is a founding trustee of The American Institute of Stress.
Dr Benson has contributed more than 190 scientific publications and 12 books. More than five million copies of his books have been printed in different languages. His work has had a strong focus on the relationship between stress and high blood pressure.
While high blood pressure is caused by many interacting factors, ranging from alcohol and sodium intake to diet, sleep and hormone levels. It is now widely accepted that stress is the key player.
Stress revs up the autonomic nervous system. This system oversees processes generally not under conscious control, including blood pressure and heart rate.
There is now a great deal of scientific research which shows how some basic lifestyle changes, combined with a regular meditation practice, can regulate blood pressure.
This means more than 6 million Australians, almost one million New Zealanders, 16 million people in the U.K. and 75 million Americans, who are currently at risk, could change their health situation, improve their life experience and extend their lives… through learning to meditate.
If a Meditation Therapist chose to focus on working with people who have high blood pressure, exclusively, and ran three classes a week with 20 people in each class, they would work with 60 people each week.
If they did that in 12 weeks blocks, with 3 new groups of 20 commencing every three months; they would see 240 people each year.
If every Australian, who was suffering from high blood pressure (6 million), attended a meditation class each week for 12 weeks, we would need 25,000 Meditation Therapists in Australia just to deal with this one disease.
If the same was true in the USA, 312,500 Meditation Therapists would be needed.
If every person in the UK, who was suffering from high blood pressure (16 million), attended a meditation class each week for 12 weeks, we would need more than 66,000 Meditation Therapists.
In New Zealand, around 3,900 Meditation Therapists would be needed...just to work with people who are suffering from high blood pressure.
There are many similar illnesses and diseases that Meditation Therapy has been proven to correct, heal or dramatically improve. We are just talking about one specialty area a Meditation Therapist could choose to work in.
We would find similar figures, and demand for therapists, in many other areas including depression, addiction, panic and anxiety.
Meditation saves lives.
Qualified, professional Meditation Teachers and Therapists are in increasingly high demand.
The IMTTA training courses are internationally accredited, user friendly and very thorough.
We should also mention here that if each of those Meditation Therapists, we talked about needing, were seeing 60 clients/students each week and each of those students were paying around $20AUD per class, these teachers would be working for themselves in a very important and rewarding field, making around $1200AUD per week for around ten hours work.
Meditation Teachers and Therapist are in high demand and more people are needed to deliver training for them, through their own accredited training organizations now.
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