Matthew chats with Sarika about his life at the Global Retreat Centre.
About the Author
Matthew is a practised facilitator and meditator with almost 25 years of experience. He runs creative workshops on personal development and values across the UK. Matthew’s diverse range of careers, which include catering for royalty, farming, managing a busy service department and teaching hatha yoga, provides him with a myriad of skills.
Medical researchers have found that qualities like faith, hope, and forgiveness, and the use of social support and prayer seem to have a noticeable effect on health and healing. A person's most deeply held beliefs strongly influence his or her health. Some researchers believe that faith increases the body's resistance to stress. In a 1988 clinical study of women undergoing breast biopsies, the women with the lowest stress hormone levels were those who used their faith and prayer to cope with stress.