Are you interested in learning a bit more about the Lifestyle Changes programme? Well, you are in luck! We will be holding a once off workshop for those who are interested in learning more about the programme or who are unable to commit to a full twelve-week programme.
In the workshop, Nicole Paulie will be discussing lifestyle changes that you can make to not only help treat depression, but to prevent it. She will explain what the lifestyle changes are, why they are important and tips for implementing them.
Most of the information in this workshop is based on the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change programme created by Dr. Stephen Ilardi at the University of Kansas in the United States. His research has shown that changing things as simple as sleep hygiene, social support, exercise, light exposure, omega-3 rich diets, and preventing rumination can effectively treat treatment resistance depression in most cases.
This model states, ” While our lifestyles have changed dramatically over the last few centuries, the evolution of our bodies has not kept up. Our bodies were designed to live the lifestyle our ancestors lived, with a balanced diet, as well as plenty of exercise, sunlight, sleep, and social support. Dr. Ilardi developed the TLC approach based on increasing evidence of the mismatch between our modern environment and the environment our bodies were designed to live in. The elements of TLC can serve to combat this mismatch, thus helping to protect against a medley of mental and physical illnesses, including depression. ”
Contact us now to avail of the early bird rate of only 40 euros!
Nicole Paulie is a Counselling Psychologist, and co-author of “How to be Happy and Healthy – The seven natural elements of mental health.” She provides therapy in the Dublin city area. Contact us to learn more or to book an appointment.