When Antidepressants Aren't Enough
For the past seventeen years, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath has piloted research into the therapeutic effects of mindfulness—based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on people experiencing clinical depression. Since then, by helping people recognize that they don’t have to change the content of their thoughts but can find relief simply by changing how they relate to their thoughts, Eisendrath has seen dramatic improvements in people’s symptoms and quality of life nearly every day. Eisendrath and his team worked for nearly a decade to extend MBCT’s reach to sufferers who had not recovered through treatment or who wanted an alternative approach to conventional treatments. Through this program actual, measurable brain changes occur. Easily practiced breath exercises, meditations, and innovative visualizations release readers from what can often feel like the tyranny of their thoughts. Freedom of thought, feeling, and action is the life—altering result.