There is growing scientific evidence that mindfulness meditation has genuine health benefits — and can even alter the structure of the brain, so the technique is drawing some unlikely devotees
When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result. Psychotherapists actually help ‘rewrite’ that story and this process is as, if not more, effective than medication.
According to the psychologist Michele Crossley, depression frequently stems from an ‘incoherent story,’ an ‘inadequate narrative account of oneself,’ or ‘a life story gone awry.’ Psychotherapy helps unhappy people set their life stories straight; it literally gives them a story they can live with. And it works.