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Mantram Repetition Program
The Mantram Repetition Program(MRP) consists of three skills that can be practiced daily:
(1) mantram repetition;
(2) slowing down, and
(3) one-pointed attention.

“Mantram repetition” is the practice of repeating a short, self-selected sacred word or phrase representing the highest power we can conceive, whether we call it God, the ultimate reality, or the Self within. The concept comes from the Sanskrit term “mantra” (which is commonly used mistakenly in the West to mean anything that’s repeated). Repeating words or prayers can be found in nearly every culture and tradition. As a mantram is repeated silently in the mind at any time or any place, over and over throughout the day or night, it serves to train attention for slowing down thoughts and improving concentration. Slowing down and one-pointed attention support the practice of mantram repetition and together, all three tools assist in raising one’s awareness of being in a hurry and multi-tasking. All three tools work together synergistically to bring us into the present moment. For more information on this please click on Dr. Jill Bormann’s Website. jillbormann.com
Dr. Jill Borman learned about mantram repetition from her spiritual teacher, Sri Eknath Easwaran, who founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation in Tomales, CA.  Her goal is to deliver mantram repetition to various populations because it is a “spiritual life-line” that can help one focus attention and transform consciousness.
For more information:

https://www.bmcm.org/

PsychArmor Institute is a nonprofit that provides FREE education and support to all Americans who work with, live with, or care for service members, veterans, and their families.

psycharmor.org

Psycharmor has created an amazing course with Dr. Jill Bormann. This 4 part online course will offer the Basic skills toward learning Mantram Repetition.  click on this website; caregiver.psycharmor.org, scroll to the bottom, register, there are 4 sessions (8 – 15 minutes long).
Mantram: Session 1) What Mantram is & How to Choose One
Mantram: Session 2) Slowing Down
Mantram: Session 3) One-Pointed Attention
Mantram: Session 4) Putting it All Together
Within 1 hour of your time will have a basic understanding of how to use the Mantram repetition as another tool to assist you with

1. Focus attention
2. Slow thinking for mental clarity, increased awareness
3. Interrupt the stress response
4. Produce a mental change in the person who uses it
5. Tap inner spiritual resources
6. Transform consciousness

VA Healthcare Resources

VA Patient Centered Care
www.va.gov/patientcenteredcare
It all starts with a simple question: What matters most to you? That’s the first step in a new model of whole health care, designed to help Veterans achieve and maintain their best all-around health and well-being. VA’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation is working with VA leaders and providers to implement this approach in facilities across the country. The road to better health rests within you.

Circle Of Health

Advancing Skills in the Delivery of Personalized, Proactive and Patient-Driven Care     projects.hsl.wisc.edu/SERVICE/index.php