Half of the participants will be randomly chosen to receive Present Centered Therapy (PCT), and the other half will learn Transcendental Meditation (TM).
PCT is designed to facilitate adaptive responses to ongoing stress and difficulties with the goal of trying to return the clients to their best optimal level of functioning.
TM is a form of meditation that is done sitting quietly with eyes closed. It involves the repetition of a silent-used sound that will be given, this is called a mantra. The mantra is typically practiced for 20 minutes twice a day and is taught by a certified instructor.
Both interventions will require the same number of visits and amount of time. In addition to the intervention visits, you will also attend assessment visits before the intervention, during the intervention, and at two follow-up periods 3 and 6 months after treatment to evaluate changes in your symptoms.