More than just occasionally feeling sad or “blue”, depression is a serious illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you think, behave and feel about yourself, others and the world more broadly. Depression is not a sign of personal weakness nor a condition that can be wished away. People with depression cannot simply pull themselves out of it and get better. If left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months, or years and sometime lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people with depression.
Based on the scientific premise that depression is caused by a chemical (neurotransmitter) imbalance in the brain, Laprana works to help reduce feelings of depression and sadness on a physiological level, through the practice of yoga asanas and pranayama, which release "feel good" neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins. Laprana also tackles depression on a psychological level, through gaining insight into the power of mindfulness and gratitude using:
• Mindfulness Meditation Techniques
• Gratitude Journaling
This combination of mind body mend techniques aims to improve your physical well-being, sense of self-worth and autonomy and reduce other depression related symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, insomnia/hypersomnia and loss of energy.
Note: External Ayurvedic medical advice and treatment by a certified Ayurveda practitioner is highly recommended for individuals with Depression to provide crucial dietary, lifestyle, herbal and detoxification assistance.
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BPsych(Hons) & Registered Yoga Teacher
My aim is to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the individual using a holistic, mind-body model of wellness. I take a philosophical, person-centred approach as I work together with the client to uncover the underlying issue at hand. By identifying the root cause of an issue, I believe we can more readily achieve transformative, lasting wellbeing. Based on the premise that every individual is complex and unique; treatment is tailored and personalised to suit the particular physical, mental, emotional and social needs of each individual.
After completing my Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at Queensland University of Technology, I travelled to India where I completed my yoga teacher training course. Since then, I have lived between Brisbane, Byron Bay and Melbourne, working both nationally and internationally to integrate my passions in yoga and psychology.
By layering and melding ancient Eastern Yoga philosophy with more contemporary Western models of psychology, the profound principles buried in each of them become clearer and stronger, and an intensity of effectiveness becomes possible. Using a synergistic blend of techniques from both East and West, I believe deeply transformative, whole-self healing is possible.