According to recent studies, at any given moment, about 1 in 11 Americans meets the criteria for clinical depression! An estimated 55-70% of those who suffer from depression do not respond adequately to antidepressive medication. While it is essential for anyone suffering from depression to be evaluated by a qualified medical professional and participate in psychotherapy, many people require additional support.
Biofeedback, neurofeedback, and mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy can provide substantial benefit to most people who suffer from depression. Biofeedback and neurofeedback teach clients how to shift brainwave patterns in order to gain influence over their mood and manage the anxiety often associated with depression. Heart-rate variability (HRV) biofeedback training can be particularly effective for many people in learning how to feel their authentic feelings, which are often inaccessible during bouts of depression. HRV also helps to balance and stabilize mood. Neuromassage therapy can also provide substantial support to people who suffer from depression by helping them to relax fully enough so that the motivational and mood brain circuitry can “go back online.” Mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy differs from standard talk therapy in that it addresses subconscious belief patterns which are often held in the body as well as the mind.
While some of our clients require continued use of medication after training at The Center, many do not. In coordination with your doctor, The Center may be able to help you eliminate or reduce medication, and thereby eliminate and reduce uncomfortable side effects.