SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (June 19, 2012) – ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, an approved provider for continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), has announced a new course offering: Meditation and Religious Traditions.

Meditation and Religious Traditions (2 contact hours; $20. Expiration date: June 15, 2015)

Course description: Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share a unifying characteristic: each one focuses on intentionally training a person’s attention and concentration. Meditation practices are used by diverse cultures to promote healing, are rooted in the traditions of the great religions, and have been practiced for thousands of years.

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the meditation practices in the religious traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Sufism.

Learning objectives: Upon completing this course, you will be able to do the following:

1. List the common elements in most types of meditation.

2. Identify the physiological and psychological benefits of meditation.

3. Explain the meditation practices in Hinduism.

4. Describe the meditation practices in Buddhism

5. Describe the meditation practices in Taoism.

6. Explain the meditation practices in Judaism.

7. Discuss the meditation practices in Christianity.

8. Describe the meditation practices in Sufism.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions began in 1994 as a developer of more than 200 vocational, baccalaureate and master’s-level degree programs for schools and colleges. ALLEGRA quickly expanded, creating more than 300 online courses and content for more than 2,000 U.S. schools and colleges, customizing content for publishers, writing two highly successful books and achieving national endorsements for the quality of their work. ALLEGRA’s courses and certificates have been nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and other accrediting agencies. For a complete list of courses, visit www.allegralearning.com.

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