Depression describes a low mood state and individuals who are depressed, describe that this mood state has persisted for longer than two weeks.  In mild cases the mood can be variable, but most individuals state that their future is bleak and they feel a prevailing sense of doom and gloom. However, in severe depression the mood state is not usually variable and the mood will be characteristically low for most of the time although individuals sometimes report that their mood is worse in the morning and then improves as the day goes on. This is diurnal mood variation which is usually associated with severe depression.

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Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While these feelings are a common response and reaction when we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ has been removed. However, when these feelings persist in the absence of stressors then an anxiety condition may be present and may cause significant dysfunction in the individual’s life. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia and affects on average, one in four people including, one in three women and one in five men. The statistics reveal that each year over two million Australians will experience an anxiety condition.

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Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

So, the journey within, or the journey into the silent land, is about the embracing of opportunities for silent contemplation for the re-unification and rebalancing of the Ego State System through an increasingly deeper appreciation and association with that part of us that provides vast amounts of unconditional healing, unifying love and acceptance, in other words, the ultimate “I’m OK”.

Mindfulness is the psychological process of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment. This skill is developed through the practice of meditation and associated skills

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.