USEFUL TO KNOW HOW CAN MINDFULNESS HELP PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION?ARTICLE 1 , 2
All of us go through times of stress, sadness and irritability . For those who have been affected by depression , though, the downward spiral of anxiety , exhaustion and despair will be all too familiar.As we described in Dawn’s story above, what can begin as an ordinary bout of low mood can quickly tailspin into a full – blown depressive episode.
One of the most common strategies we use to make ourselves feel better is to try to think our way out of our problem or mood . When it doesn’t work , this can become an endlessly looping tape and we start asking ourselves questions such as , ‘Why can’t I just get on with it? What is wrong with me ? Why am I such a failure?
This looping rumination is the mind’s understanable attempt to solve our emotional problems and feel better, but it…
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