Anxiety and depression seem to be rising to epidemic proportions. If you’ve had personal experience of these you’ll know how easy it is to feel powerless. Especially when we get difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions showing up out of the blue and holding us hostage from our lives.
Both anxiety and depression seem to be more common in people who’ve lived through traumatic events or situations in their life. Often these traumatic events or situations cause the brain to ‘wire’ differently, leading to their nervous system being on full alert most of the time. When this happens one can feel depressed or anxious even in seemingly safe and pleasurable situations.
The good news is that thanks to neuroscience we’ve now found safe and easy ways to ‘rewire’ our brains using Havening Techniques and mindfulness based therapies like ACT.
Here’s a great article exploring the links between anxiety, depression and trauma, and some useful self-help tips.
By Dr. Joseph Mercola Guest writer for Wake Up World It’s estimated that 1 in 10 U.S. adults struggle with depression  and another 40 million have anxiety. It’s quite common, too, for someone with depression to also have anxiety.