Mindfulness Meditation

December 17, 2018

 

We need to invest in our health.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that depression is to become the second leading cause of global disease by 2020.

 

The quick-fix treatments “anti-depressants” are not the only answer, although they can be life-saving sometimes, most people need a long-term solution and are not offered the option to develop their inner resources by understanding the underlying cause of their depression.

 

 

may be a particularly good additional way to deal with anxiety and depression.

 

Why should you try mindfulness? Here are some reasons:

 

According to scientific studies,

 

Mindfulness may enhance immune function.

 

Mindfulness activates positive emotions in your brain. And helps to regulate emotional responses.

 

May cause growth in higher-functioning regions of the brain. Such as the pre-frontal cortex.

 

May protect against age-related DNA damage. May help to increasing telomerase.

 

Additionally, mindfulness meditation can reduce the rate of relapse of depression by up to 44% in people who had suffered previous episodes.

 

 

Sources:

 

https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Alterations_in_Brain_and_Immune_Function_Produced.14.aspx

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030645301000243X

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159118300473

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272735811000973

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673614622224

 

 

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