Western medicine has only recently discovered that meditation is effective as drugs in the healing process for depression, something the ancient wisdom traditions such as Buddhism and Sikhism has known for hundreds of years through countless “clinical trails” spanning centuries with real ordinary individuals.
We would argue that meditation is more effective as there are no risks of side effects due to adding chemicals to ones blood supply and those chemicals being transported throughout the body, including the brain.
A study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology November 2008 concludes that MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) is at least as effective as drugs in helping in treatment of severe and recurring depression. Not is meditation more effective, but since it can be delivered to groups its more cost effective to the NHS .
The implication of this study shows that meditation (MBCT) is a viable option for more than 3.5 million individuals in the UK who suffer from this debilitating condition.
The Stress Management Thru Mindfulness programme has been developed using the expertise of these ancient wisdom techniques to provide individuals effect methods to dealing with anxiety, depression, as well as transforming negative emotions such as fear and anger.
An even more effective meditation method for treating anxiety, low esteem, depression and even epilepsy is Symran also branded under Transcendental Meditation .
Mindfulness and Symran are both now available free from www.stressmanagement.co.uk
Mindfulness (by Dav Panesar)
Symran (by Dav Panesar)