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Can a PSYCHIATRIST improve my CONCENTRATION....?

I am practicing a Meditation in which I concentrate in a point of light in the middle of my eyebrows. But because of my restless thinking, I can not concentrate for long time. Many useless thoughts keep coming to my mind.

I have found many psychological methods and mental exercises on the internet to improve concentration but they do not work well.

I once called a psychiatrist on phone and asked him if it is possible to improve concentration, then he said "yes you can come tomorrow." But I didn't go to him as he was in another city.

Do you people know how can he improve concentration? Does he gives medicines or teaches any exercise?
Have you ever visited any Psychiatrist?

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Let me give you some suggestions I received from my husband, a life-long Buddhist. Don't try so hard, that is exactly what you want to get rid of. Meditation takes a lot of practice, but it is repetition that helps you, not concentration. Meditation is the opposite of concentration. In meditation, you let everything go. In concentration, you hold everything in place. Picture yourself sitting on the riverbank, watching the river flow by. A stray thought comes to you, just let it flow by on the river without responding to it. You can start your early learning by practicing counting 1-2-3-4, this keeps "thoughts" from coming to your mind. You must be gentle with yourself, trying harder is exactly what will keep you from succeeding. You are on a journey, you cannot at once leap to your destination. One day at a time, relax, breathe evenly, you can even keep your breathing in rhythm with your counting. In 1-2-3-4. Out 1-2-3-4. And so on. Just keep re-emptying your mind without letting frustration or force come in. It takes practice, no one can make it happen, drugs are mind-altering. You want no mind.

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Thanks for your kind help.
A psychiatrist said in TV that he gives medicines that calms down mind, relaxes nervous system, thus no useless thoughts come to mind. This is why I thought this may work.
I won't try hard now as you suggested. Thanks for your answer.
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You are welcome. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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Hi Koichan,
You said that your husband is a life long Buddhist. I want to know what extra ordinary can he do with the help of meditation he learned. For example changing his own habits, treating his own fever and simple disease etc. or any thing you know.
Thanks.
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What I told you about meditation is what he has taught me. He studied herbal medicine, but that's not his forte, he's a Roshi or senior priest (retired). He studied all his life, but 10 years of it was in a monastery in Japan. He also has a degree in Eastern Religions from Tokyo University. I'll ask him about the rest of your question in just a minute, he's doing chores at the moment.
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Buddhist thought is the same as modern thought about treating yourself--don't do. You shouldn't try to treat or diagnose yourself, find a physician for healing illnesses. Medication isn't for healing physical illnesses, however, if you become strong enough with your meditation, you will find you have fewer illnesses because your body becomes stronger. When you breathe fully, to the bottom of your lungs, you increase air flow, blood flow and this leads to better health. You also reduce stress, which lowers your blood pressure and lowers your cholesterol. Do you have specific questions?
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Not after they drug you. Those drugs are extremely mind altering.

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You cannot bring Concentration, through having medicines or tonics! It's all about you and only you!! You mentioned that you're practicing Meditation, that's a wonderful thing! You can even try for Yoga, even I heard it brings out excellent results to the people!

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Perfect!
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A psychiatrist said in TV that he gives medicines that calms down mind, relaxes nervous system, thus no useless thoughts come to mind. This is why I thought this may work. Thanks for your answer.
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vinithasree
No Kritika, I don't it's practically true! Never stop on your Meditation... It's totally devotional
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vinithasree
I don't think it's practically true!
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