I am extremely excited about “The Depression Cure,” the research being done by Dr. Stephen Ilardi and his team at the University of Kansas. At the bottom of this post you will find some links to explore further, but let me offer you these enticing tidbits:
- They have been working for several years with hundreds of people and have had fantastic results!
- Even though they are working with people who have been severely depressed (including one man who was depressed for 41 years!) ALL the people who have complete the 14 week program have gotten significantly better.
- The elements of the program (TLC) are accessible to ANYONE who wants to learn about them on their own.
- Because the changes in the program help your body and brain chemistry move back into a healthy balance, there are many other benefits of doing the program, including the possibility of improvements in blood pressure, asthma and other inflammatory conditions, reduced joint pain, improved sex drive, increased energy, enhanced mental sharpness, improvements in memory, better sleep and a host of other benefits.
In my years of leading workshops, working with clients and doing healing work, I know it’s very rare for people to just do the elements of a program on their own, no matter how motivated they feel, and so I am putting together a support group to move through this process together. I am in contact with the researchers, and they are supporting me in providing the best elements of their program. The fee for participation will be very affordable, with a wide sliding scale so that anyone can afford it.
To learn more, drop me a note and I will add you to the list of people who I will directly send updates about the group. You can get started right away and I will tell you how to do that. The support group will start in the next couple of weeks.
If you have any questions, you’re welcome to write or call.
MindfulnessForHealing (at) gmail (dot) com
More coming soon about the group! Meanwhile check out these links if you want to learn more.
Dr. Ilardi’s TED talk
The site about The Depression Cure book
The researchers’ website