What is depression?

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What is depression?

If you have ever suffered from depression yourself or know anyone who has you will know just what a debilitating illness it is. For many people it can last a lifetime and they never really recover.

It doesn’t have to be that way though. There is a way out of depression and I can show you how.

In this video (which is an extract from our Mindfulness course – Beating anxiety, stress and depression), I discuss with you what is depression. We take a look from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy perspective how depression is created and the chemical changes that take place in the body when we are depressed. It is through building an awareness of our problems that we are able to discover the resources to solve them.

Recovery from depression is a process. It will not happen overnight. It involves a reversal of the chemical process that created the depression in the first place and this is something that you do have influence over.  The great news is that the trigger that starts the recovery can be something really simple, a simple action like brushing your hair or going to the shops and you can take that action today.

Sustained recovery from depression will take place when you take repeated positive actions like watching one of our videos on the mindfulness course each day to help motivate you and develop mindfulness into your life.

You can have your life the way that you want it – you just need to take the necessary steps.

I do hope that you enjoy the video. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.


What is depression? – Video with Anthony Beardsell

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  1. anthony February 25, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Thanks for the question Angela. Firstly, with regards to your emotional eating you have already taken the first steps to overcoming your unwanted habit, you have recognised the problem. Simply by recognising a problem the mind starts to seek solutions and often it solves the puzzle itself without need for intervention.

    If you have depression as well as the other symptoms then I would recommend taking some counselling. Counselling is hard to beat in terms of solutions for depression.

    NLP has some equally useful techniques for overcoming negative emotions, like hurt, sadness and anger that you may feel as a result of your past. The NLP timeline techniques provide good solutions. The idea behind this technique is that it releases the emotion from past events meaning that you no longer carry that emotion around with you every day, thus easing the pressure in the present and allowing you to focus on happier things.

    Mindfulness can also work. Mindfulness is essentially a method for self reflection. It enables you to meditate or reflect on events in the past and unwanted thoughts so that you are able to resolve them. This enables you again to gain freedom from past negative events.

  2. Angela Stanton January 31, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Hi thanks so much for posting this teaching. I am finding it fascinating. I just wondered about whether you think the process can work for me. My habit is emotional eating and its main triggers are stress, feeling abandoned, lonely or rejected, etc.

    Obviously, there are historical reasons for this in my childhood, and so on, up to the present day and this has caused me to eat as a reflex action.

    Can I expect to solve the habit and change the internal representations through this scale and imagery or do I also need counselling to look at my response to external stimulus – that situation where I turn to food because I’m hurt, lonely, rejected, bored, etc.

    Thanks again for this welcome training,


    Angela Stanton.

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