Mindfulness-based therapies may ease depression.

We all get caught in a negative-thought spiral from time to time. For people with clinical depression, however, negative-thought spirals can be far from benign. Dwelling on regrets, past mistakes, and other negative thoughts — is a hallmark of depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a standard treatment for depression, tackles this problem by helping people learn to analyze and question their thoughts.  An alternative method called mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which teaches similar skills is also available. If you experience negative thinking regularly, discuss this with your physician to come up with a plan that is right for you.

And remember! You don’t have to have clinical depression to benefit from mindfulness meditation.
 

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”–Norman Vincent Peale

 

Posted on August 25, 2017 and filed under wellness.