No surprises from this piece of research. The question is what can be done about depression? The default thinking for most of us is to go to the doctor to get a pill. However is that the only way?
For years now mindfulness has been shown to be an effective tool in preventing relapse into depression from people who have previously had it. It’s not possible to do a study to see if mindfulness stops depression happening in the first place. We can draw on the evidence that hundreds of millions of people over thousands of years have chosen to be mindful and they tend to be happier.
Mindfulness is not always effective for people with depression. The people who seem to benefit less are people who are described as having a traumatic or troublesome past. From a Havening practitioner, this makes sense. This is the territory of the new memory reconsolidation. This approach is used in helping people get rid of these traumatic pasts. This connection between depression and past stressful events is why I trained to be one of the first Havening practitioners in the world. I knew I had no tools at the time to help people who had these traumas, and I couldn’t find out who to refer them to as nobody seemed to have a significant success rate. That is until I came across the Havening.
Amid increasing instances of depression among the celebrities, common people and even teenagers, psychologists at the University of Sussex have come up with a new dimension to the alarming mental health issue saying the brain ages faster when people undergo frequent depression. Depression is the leading cause of mental ill health across the world with …