Why a holistic treatment to depression and anxiety?
There is no mind body split. Our minds and bodies are connected. Our lifestyle effects our mind/body, intra-psychic happiness and well being.
In his book, The Depression Cure, Amazon describes Dr. Ilardi’s approach as:
“In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives.
Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life.
Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of aboriginal groups like the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need. The Depression Cureprogram has already delivered dramatic results, helping even those who have failed to respond to traditional medications.”
In other words, our fast paced lives of running to sit somewhere and running to sit somewhere else, has not caught up with our bodies’ needs for exercise, sunlight, socializing, sleep, engaging activity and so on…
What encompasses the Depression Cure, Therapeutic Lifestyle Cure protocol?
- Omega 3 Vitamins, but a clinical dosage
- Exercise, 3 times a week for 30 minutes
- Engaging activity, no rumination
- Sun light, utilizing a sun lamp especially during the winter months is so important
- Socializing, there are tricks. You do not need to be alone.
- Sleep! 8 hours ideally.
The tricky piece about the Depression Cure, and TLC, Therapeutic Lifestyle Cure, is that it is simple, yet it can be difficult to implement alone.
Zoe Hicks utilizes both The Depression Cure treatment, and sometimes The Fisher Wallace Stimulator, and collaborative interpersonal psychotherapy and psychodynamic therapy to ensure you feel fulfilled and content.
“To love means to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another.”
― Irvin D. Yalom,