Zen monks, Indian yogis, Judaic spiritual leaders, and Christian monks.
A state of concentrated relaxation, the systematic practice of which reportedly leads to feelings of heightened well
being and reduced anxiety. Meditators typically concentrate on and repeat a word, phrase, or sound for about 20 minutes while
remaining in a passive attitude, in one comfortable position, and in an environment free of distractions.
The goal of meditation is to reduce stress and anxiety through a simple set of general procedures that can
be learned without elaborate rituals or large expense.
Meditation has a number of positive effects, it is a treatment its self.
What is its "utility to social work practice"?
Meditation is utilitize in social work because the social worker can
use meditation as a way of helping the client cope with their problems.
Sources- The Social Work Dictionary by Robert L. Barker and The Practice of Social Work by Charles H. Zastrow.