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What’s On Your Mind?

A depressed life can feel very wrong. What if life is exactly the way it’s supposed to be? The quality of life does not have to be determined by our emotions. We can learn to monitor how our thoughts shape our emotions. If we can change our depressive thoughts we will change the way we feel, perceive, and experience the world and those around us. How are you thinking today?

By JP Paxton
Weekly Help for Depression Recovery
Using Meditation to Ease Depression

Our poll last week asked about your use of meditation to help with depression. It was interesting to learn that the two most frequent responses were that you do some meditation or that you tried it and it didn't work. If we look at the research on the use of meditation for depression treatment we may understand the reason that we see these results.

There is a particular type of meditation, called mindfulness that has been shown to reduce the relapse rate of depression by 50%. This is true for people who have had three or more bouts of depression. That makes this result astoundingly good because the more experience you have with depression the more likely it is that you will have a relapse – 70% to 80% within a year if you have had three or more bouts.
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Last Week's Poll Results

Which of the following best describes your use of meditation to help you with depression?

Polling Period: 8/17/14 - 8/23/14
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