“In the field of mental health,” one might say, “depression and anxiety are common conditions…oh, and the effects of trauma, too.” However, this post is not about the field of mental health. It’s about a real field, the green and grassy kind.
In the green and grassy field I’m thinking of, a mental health professional demonstrates how to treat depression, anxiety and trauma.
This is only of interest because it claims to be evidence-based, in just the same way as the NICE-approved treatments used by the NHS are claimed to be evidence-based.
NICE also evaluates cost. Work out how many NHS patients would fit in a field, and imagine how cheap this treatment would be. Then watch the video carefully, and learn from it. This could be coming to an NHS near you, as a way to reduce the cost of the IAPT programme:
The claims that this is evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma can be found around the LifeForce Yoga site. Amy Weintraub, the site’s author, is a teacher, documentary maker, and writer of fiction.