Psychiatrist Rob Wheatley spoke about the benefits of prayer

PrayerA psychiatrist from the USA Rob Wheatley studied the effect of prayer on a person’s mental state and has proved its health benefits, as well as increased self-esteem.

Scientists remind that prayer does not have strict requirements, it can be said aloud or silently, spontaneously or purely individual way. In this case, the main thing is how sincere a person is in his aspirations. Rob Wheatley had several studies on this topic.

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In the first study, volunteers daily offered their prayers to God. This group of people has decreased depressive states, increased self-esteem and satisfaction with life.

In another study, a similar experiment was conducted, but with patients in a psychiatric institution. The results of the study were almost the same. Some of the volunteers reported that prayers helped them get rid of a mental disorder.



Whitley asked his colleagues and patients to pray daily, and then share the results. As a result, everyone noted that their attitude towards life became better: some fears, worries and far-fetched problems disappeared.

The psychiatrist recommends especially often praying to people who are isolated from society or are lonely.

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