Thursday, 30 January 2014
Mind awareness is one of the newest topics discussed by psychologist researchers. The idea grew from the Buddhist practice of meditation and body awareness, or mindfulness meditation. As research continues, more people suffering from mild forms of depression implement this practice in their daily lives – many experiencing a positive outcome! For those with mild cases of depression, relapses into depressive episodes were halved.
Mindfulness requires only focus and the desire to feel better. The practice is a very simple meditation: place yourself in a quiet space and allow whatever you are hearing, or whatever sensations you are having, to simply happen. As you experience these, recognize them and let them pass by. This trains your brain not to react to sensations with frustration or anxiety, but to allow feelings to run their course with minimal resistance.
Read more about mindfulness here.
If you are interested in learning more about mitigating the affects of mild depression in your life, check out the recording of our recent Coping with Stress and Depression Webinar.