First Advisor

Dr. Ashley Fricks-Gleason


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


Reader: Dr. Linda Land-Closson

Number of Pages

52 pages


The effects of meditation are explored in the context of treatment applied for various maladies. The main concerns look at meditation as a treatment for depression and anxiety. The connection between mind and body is explored and how the connection has been lost throughout the progression of medicine into what we know as Western medicine today. Meditation is an ancient Buddhist practice that can be applied to modem and daily life as a preventative measure for various illnesses. I also explore the impmtance of the way we choose to treat in the context of Jesuit values, specifically that of cura persona/is, or the care of the whole person. The health of the individual is explored on a physical, mental, and spiritual level, as well as the effects it might have on society in a holistic manner.

Date of Award

Spring 2017

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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