Depression Assistance and
Audio that helps you understand clinical
depression better. Focuses on changing some
of the negative self-talk that occurs from
not understanding what clinical depression
is. For instance, helps you to understand it
as an illness not a weakness so as to reduce
the self-blame type of thinking that
frequently occurs with clinical depression.
By changing this thinking, you will be able
to cope with your depression better.
"When you are in a state of
mindfulness you are actually
more aware and able to
engage in tasks..."
When I ask clients what they do for daily relaxation I usually get responses such as:
"I relax by watching TV every night."
"I have a glass of wine."
"I read a book."
"I go out with friends."
"I go to the gym and work out."
"I find gardening relaxing."
"I like to fish."
Although each of these activities may be perceived as relaxing and may even have an element of
mindfulness, they don't provide the brain and body with the deep meditative relaxation we
require. In fact, most of these activities are stimulating to the brain or the body
rather than quieting.
As you may realize as you read the articles on this
site, the underlying core issue for many problems
resides with irrational thinking styles. That, of course, is the basic premise
of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). We develop styles
of thinking based
upon our learning experiences, our parents' thinking,
and societal/community beliefs and expectations.