Overcoming Bipolar Depression
Overcoming Bipolar Depression, Effective self help strategies for managing bipolar episodes and controlling moods.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition defined by periods (or episodes) of extreme mood disturbances that affect mood, thoughts, and behavior. There are two main types of bipolar disorders. Bipolar I disorder involves episodes of severe mania and often depression. Bipolar II disorder involves a less severe form of mania called hypomania. There is also a third type known as cyclothymic disorder.
In this course, you will learn the basics of bipolar disorder. You will learn how to diagnose, identify types, and treat symptoms with evidence-based mindfulness meditation & exercises. This course was made for people who are experiencing bipolar depression and want to learn some effective home remedies to manage their symptoms in addition to their treatment. It is also suitable for psychology students who want to explore this topic in depth. Even counsellors & psychologists can take this course to refresh their knowledge and gain a different perspective on the problem.
As you know, this illness can be very difficult to treat. Traditional treatments, such as medication and psychotherapy, are effective; however, many people continue to experience depression, mood elevations, and other symptoms despite receiving appropriate care. Unfortunately, very few people with bipolar disorder are completely symptom-free as a result of conventional treatments alone. That is the bipolar puzzle—how to live well with a chronic condition that doesn’t always respond well to treatment. To live with your illness, it is critical for you to use as many recovery strategies as possible. The aim of this course is to provide another effective tool for your bipolar recovery toolbox. That tool is mindfulness meditation.
Are you ready to try a new approach to living with bipolar disorder? The mindful approach to bipolar symptoms is radically different from traditional treatments. By practicing meditation, you can learn how to be present with your bipolar symptoms rather than try to get rid of them. Doing this will, in turn, make your symptoms less intense. This may seem counterintuitive, but it works.
Mindfulness isn’t about being passive, though. Once you see and experience reality as it is through mindful awareness, you have the freedom to act. Mindfulness is about liberating yourself from habitual thinking patterns and behaviors that keep you stuck. Scientific research has shown that mindfulness is helpful for people with bipolar disorder and that meditation practice can rewire the bipolar brain. In this course, I will guide you through the process of developing a mindfulness meditation practice that will help you live well with bipolar disorder.
This course is created by Vyas Psychology Training Centre