Mindfulness at school reduces likelihood of depression

June 19th, 2013 § Comments Off on Mindfulness at school reduces likelihood of depression § permalink

Recent studies have shown that teaching mindfulness at school reduces the likelihood of depression related symptoms in adolescents.

Mindfulness training – we hear a lot about it these days. Mindfulness is officially taught in psychology courses now, and gaining popular support in a variety of communities and cultures. Incorporating mindfulness into our public schools would be an excellent next step for this country. Recent studies (LINK) have shown that teaching mindfulness at school reduces the likelihood of depression related symptoms in adolescents.

This makes sense if you understand that depression is often the result of negative downward spiral thinking about past events. By remaining focused on the present moment, which is what mindfulness is, the self-defeating pull of depression can be avoided.

Hypnosis is an excellent tool that you can use to train, or condition, your mind to stay focused on the present moment. Whether you use self-hypnosis or listen to hypnosis recordings prepared by a professional hypnotherapist, such as myself at Intuitive Hypnosis, you can successfully reduce the likelihood of experiencing depression related symptoms regardless of your life situation.

There are many options available when it comes to mindfulness training, each with the same result in mind – to be at peace with what is, to remain focused on the present moment, and learn to accept. Hypnosis can help you develop that discipline, and maintain the peace of mind that comes with staying present. Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!

Using Hypnosis to Treat Depression Symptoms

May 6th, 2013 § Comments Off on Using Hypnosis to Treat Depression Symptoms § permalink

This article examines using hypnosis to treat depression symptoms. It looks at underlying contributing factors, as well as additional treatment strategies.

Depression – it comes in all shapes and sizes and does not discriminate. It affects men and women, young and old, every race and all socioeconomic levels. The symptoms vary from person to person, and can become overwhelming and disabling. There are a variety of “types” of depression, some more severe than others.

So What Exactly Is Depression?

We all go through periods of sadness at various times in our lives. Feeling sad is a normal reaction to loss, disappointment, or frustration. Some people call this degree of sadness “depression,” but depression is much more than just sadness.

If you or someone you know suffers from depression, you may have heard it described as “living in a black hole” or, having an unrelenting sense of doom. For others, there is no sadness, but instead they feel lifeless, empty, worn-out, or apathetic about life. Some people, men in particular, may feel angry, aggressive, and restless, often for no identifiable reason at all.

Regardless of the symptoms, depression is clearly very different from normal sadness. It consumes your every waking moment, often robbing you of your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoy life. Consistently feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless can become overwhelming and unrelenting. » Read the rest of this entry «

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