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The effects of meditation are explored in the context of treatment applied for variousmaladies. The main concerns look at meditation as a treatment for depression and anxiety. Theconnection between mind and body is explored and how the connection has been lost throughoutthe progression of medicine into what we know as Western medicine today. Meditation is anancient Buddhist practice that can be applied to modem and daily life as a preventative measurefor various illnesses. I also explore the impmtance of the way we choose to treat in the context ofJesuit values, specifically that of cura persona/is, or the care of the whole person. The health ofthe individual is explored on a physical, mental, and spiritual level, as well as the effects it mighthave on society in a holistic manner.Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Ashley Fricks-Gleason.