Understanding and lifting depression (MP3)

Understanding and lifting depression (MP3)

without drugs

by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell

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The profound insights in this MP3 could transform mental health treatment worldwide if they were more widely known. Despite being one of the most easily treatable emotional disorders, depression still affects the lives of countless people. Essential to any successful treatment is a solid understanding of what depression really is and the best ways to lift it quickly.

This uplifting recording dispels myths and throws light on fundamental questions:

  • why depression is on the increase, including the effects of our modern diet
  • the reasons people become depressed and how to diagnose it
  • the cycle of depression: the crucial link between worry and dreaming
  • why depressed people wake up exhausted and lose motivation
  • why depression is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain
  • the risks involved in taking antidepressants, and the damage they can do
  • the problem with addictive lifestyles: alcohol, TV, materialism, etc.
  • which types of counselling and psychotherapy can prove helpful, and why, and which can actually deepen depression
  • how bi-polar disorder (manic depression) can be managed safely and why postnatal depression can also be lifted quickly
  • the essential components of effective therapy for depression.

Approx running time: 67 mins

  • Format: M4B Audiobook (MP3)
  • ISBN: 1-899398-22-8
  • Running time: 67 min

About the author(s)

Joe GriffinJoe Griffin is a social psychologist with graduate and postgraduate degrees from the LSE. He has had many years experience both in psychotherapeutic practice and in training psychotherapists.

Scientific reviewers around the world have described his research on dreaming with such phrases as, “The bridge between neurophysiology and psychology... rigorously scientific... an important milestone... moves our understanding on significantly... a watershed in our exploration of the evolution of mental processes... a major key to the nature of all psychic states.” He is co-author with Ivan Tyrrell of five landmark monographs about advances in psychological interventions for emotional disturbances and numerous best-selling books, including How to lift depression...fast, Freedom from Addiction and Why we dream: the definitive answer.

Joe has two daughters and lives with his wife, Liz, in a small medieval town by the river Barrow in rural Ireland.

Ivan TyrrellIvan Tyrrell's interest in psychology stems from a childhood experience of undergoing surgery under hypnosis. For twenty years he studied the comparative effectiveness of psychotherapy and counselling models, linking this to what science is discovering about the brain and mind/body/mood connections. As Editorial Director of the Human Givens Journal he has collaborated on many major articles with a variety of distinguished clinicians, writers and other individuals with a focus on psychology, social issues and mental health.

Ivan worked for many years as a psychotherapist and lecturer and is now director of Human Givens College. He founded the Human Givens Institute. He has one son and three daughters and lives with his wife, Véronique, in the Cotswold countryside.