Archive for November, 2014

“Mindfulness Training” As Effective as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) In Treating Depression and Anxiety!

Ireland03.13_14165aDublin_TMStudy Finds:
“Mindfulness Training” As Effective as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
In Treating Depression and Anxiety!

Mindfulness: Managing Our Thoughts.

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Paper Summary:

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomized study to compare group mindfulness treatment and individual cognitive behavioral therapy in patients with depression and anxiety in primary health care.
The researchers, led by Professor Jan Sundquist, ran the study at 16 primary health care centres in Skåne, a county in southern Sweden. They trained two mindfulness instructors, from different occupational groups, at each primary health care centre during a 6-day training course.
In spring 2012, patients with depression, anxiety or reactions to severe stress were randomized to either structured group mindfulness treatment with approximately 10 patients per group, or regular treatment (mainly individual CBT). Patients also received a private training programme and were asked to record their exercises in a diary. The treatment lasted 8 weeks. General practitioner and mindfulness instructor Ola Schenström designed the mindfulness training programme and model for training instructors.
A total of 215 patients were included in the study. Before and after treatment, the patients in the mindfulness and regular treatment groups answered questionnaires that estimated the severity of their depression and anxiety. Self-reported symptoms of depression and anxiety decreased in both groups during the 8-week treatment period. There was no statistical difference between the two treatments.
“The study’s results indicate that group mindfulness treatment, conducted by certified instructors in primary health care, is as effective a treatment method as individual CBT for treating depression and anxiety,” says Jan Sundquist. “This means that group mindfulness treatment should be considered as an alternative to individual psychotherapy, especially at primary health care centres that can’t offer everyone individual therapy.”
Story Source: Science Daily:
The above story is based on materials provided by Lund University. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Journal Reference:
Jan Sundquist, Åsa Lilja, Karolina Palmér, Ashfaque A. Memon, Xiao Wang, Leena Maria Johansson And Kristina Sundquist. Mindfulness group therapy in primary care patients with depression, anxiety and stress and adjustment disorders: randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, November 2014 DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.150243

The Perfect Holiday GIft….

Mediterranean11._16579aRoma_TMI know the holidays are here,

And you might be running around this “Black Friday” (sounds ominous for being related to holiday and joy..) whether in your mind, at the mall or on the computer trying to find the perfect gift that will bring joy to family and friends,

Unfortunately, we know that there is noTHING that will bring “True Joy” for more than a few minutes or a few days.

Because in Reality;

We Already Have Everything We Need…

And That’s The Good News;

You Already Have Every-Thing You Need To Be In True Joy.

Maybe the best gift would be that everyday,

We share Love, Kindness, Compassion, Creativity, Adventure, Inner Growth, And Our Own True Joy, with family and friends..

(Okay, a little gift never hurt:-) I mean I’m not Scrooge…)


Ireland03.13_12766aNewGrange.jpeg_TMWhile The Most Powerful of Cosmic Energy,

Before The Beginning Of Time or Space,
Ever Present,

Lingering, Streaming and Bursting Through the Ethers,
Universally Tethered To Everyone and Every-Thing,

They Can’t Be Seen and Nor Can They Be Touched,

But The Energy Of Our Thoughts,

Rule The World.
The Energy Of Thought;

Rules Everything.

Thoughts Determine;
When you will get out of bed,
What you’re going to wear,
What you’ll do today,
What you will eat,
How you treat people,
The manner in which you are going to Work today,
What you might contribute to the world, or not,
If you are going to Feel Angry, Hurt or Resentful!
If you are going to Feel Happy, Blissful and Joyful!

Thoughts Determine how you will raise your kids today.!
Whether you will make War or Peace,
If you will be expansively Creative and Productive.
Or if you will sit and stare at a wall, a phone or a computer screen.
If you might take a risk, or play it safe,
If you’ll be Mean or Kind,
If you’ll be serious or playful,

Thoughts Cause Pain,

And Thoughts Heal,

Thoughts Determine if Someone Lives or Dies,

Thoughts Determine Every Feeling You Will Ever Enjoy,
Or Not,

Thoughts Determine If You Are Moving In A Direction Of Health,
Or If You Are Moving In A Direction Of Illness.

The Energy of Thoughts Rule The World,

Thoughts Rule Everything.