Meditation better than drugs


On the back of my recent posting about mindfulness therapy being better than anti-depressants, neuroscience has provided more information.

According to Eric Barker of Barking Up the Wrong Tree there are four actions that can help when you are feeling low;

  1. Ask “what am I grateful for?”
  2. Name the awfulness
  3. Decide what to do next
  4. Reach out to someone (don’t text – touch)

Mindfulness meditation helps you to recognise unhelpful thoughts and helps you change the way you look at things. Once you change the way you look at things the feelings associated change.