What do you know about the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program?

This program is quite different to other recovery programs.  Most treatment looks at symptoms and how to cope with them.  Dr Nedley’s program looks at causes and how to eliminate the ones you can control.  These causes are grouped into what have become known as the 10 Hit Hypothesis.  They are called “hits” because they hit the brain and when the average person gets four or more hits, clinic data reveals that they will experience depression, anxiety or both, or other mental disorders.

The main object of the program is eliminate hits that participants can control through new lifestyle choices.

The 10 Hits include, developmental, genetic, nutrition, lifestyle, toxins, addictions, circadian rhythms, social and complicated grief, medical conditions, and frontal lobe.

The program outlines simple methods to eliminate eight of the ten hits.  We can’t do much about our upbringing (developmental hit) or our genes (genetic hit), but there are loads of things we can do to reduce the other eight so they are no longer causal factors.  Thousands find their symptoms lower or are completely eliminated through this simple approach.

Our Conference Health department is piloting a DARP using zoom.  The pilot is scheduled to begin this coming Sunday evening.  Participants will have exclusive login details to watch Dr. Nedley’s program videos on a new portal designed for the COVID-19 world we live in.  Then they will come together with trained facilitator’s once a week in the ZOOM environment to discuss their assessments and implementation of the program in a socially responsible way.

One of the priceless things about the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program is that it is entirely implementable in a COVID-19 environment.  People can still exercise, drink water, engage in music therapy, consume their Omega-3 oils, read a Proverb-a-day and implement other parts unique to their individual Hit Categories.

In the facilitated discussions we see real personal ministry happen.  Participants open up about their joys and struggles in their journey and we are there to encourage and clarify ways forward that make that journey easier.  An additional connection will happen as participants are contacted by their facilitator to see if they need specific help mid-way through the week.

If this pilot runs well, we’ll open up several other opportunities to take the course in the weeks ahead.  We want to ensure that ZOOM is our best platform, and that the break out discussion groups function well before we launch more broadly.

Andrew Jasper, Health Director