Onderzoek en filosofie

Onderzoek en filosofie

De Oplaad filosofie

De OplaadFabriek gelooft dat de volgende elementen de beste basis bieden om positiever in het leven te (blijven) staan:

  1. Warm menselijk contact.
  2. Gezonde voeding
  3. Activiteit en in de natuur zijn
  4. Zingeving en zelf-inzicht
  5. Meditatie

“Be still… Wisdom comes when we learn to be still. In the silence of the heart one learns the journey of the wise.” – Adyashanti

De OplaadFabriek is onafhankelijk. We bestaan vanuit de wens meer meditatie (en minder medicatie) en andere inzichtgevende therapieën te bieden naast de handvatten voor blijvende positieve veranderingen.

Het ervaren van geluk en dankbaarheid is niet een vaag mystiek concept.  Je niet happy voelen is niet jouw eindpunt. Ook gewenning en vastgeroeste patronen binnen je relatie zijn geen eindstation. Bij de OplaadFabriek geloven we in “ont-wikkelen”.

Relax, nothing is under control, just let go…

De OplaadFabriek gelooft dat de volgende elementen de basis leggen voor een gezond en gelukkig leven:

  • Een warme menselijke omgeving (veilige omgeving en warme relaties)
  • Een gezonde levensstijl (beweging, voeding, natuur)
  • Innerlijke balans (zingeving, meditatie en zelf-inzicht)

Als hierin een disbalans is gekomen, kunnen er allerlei klachten ontstaan. De behandelmethoden van de OplaadFabriek richten zich o.a. op deze drie elementen om een groeiproces op gang te brengen voor een positieve levenshouding.

Onderstaande wetenschappelijke onderzoeken sluiten aan bij onze opvattingen over de behandeling van depressie, burnout en overspannenheid.

“Don’t mistake the weather of your mind for the sky of your being.” – Jeff foster


Meer onderzoeken:

The therapeutic relationship and psychotherapy outcome

Factors that influence client outcome can be divided into four areas:

  1. Extratherapeutic factors,
  2. Expectancy effects,
  3. Specific therapy techniques, and
  4. Common factors.

Common factors such as empathy, warmth, and the therapeutic relationship have been shown to correlate more highly with client outcome than specialized treatment interventions. The common factors most frequently studied have been the person-centered facilitative conditions (empathy, warmth, congruence) and the therapeutic alliance. Decades of research indicate that the provision of therapy is an interpersonal process in which a main curative component is the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Clinicians must remember that this is the foundation of our efforts to help others. The improvement of psychotherapy may best be accomplished by learning to improve one’s ability to relate to clients and tailoring that relationship to individual clients. (PsycINFO)

A review of therapist characteristics and techniques positively impacting the therapeutic alliance

The present review is a comprehensive examination of the therapist’s personal attributes and in-session activities that positively influence the therapeutic alliance from a broad range of psychotherapy perspectives. Therapist’s personal attributes such as being flexible, honest, respectful, trustworthy, confident, warm, interested, and open were found to contribute positively to the alliance. Therapist techniques such as exploration, reflection, noting past therapy success, accurate interpretation, facilitating the expression of affect, and attending to the patient’s experience were also found to contribute positively to the alliance. This review reveals how these therapist personal qualities and techniques have a positive influence on the identification or repair of ruptures in the alliance. (sciencedirect)

Professon Ilardy & Therapeutic Lifestyle Change: Human contact, activity & diet.

The brain mistakenly interprets the pain of depression as an infection. Thinking that isolation is needed, it sends messages to the sufferer to “crawl into a hole and wait for it all to go away”. This can be disastrous because what depressed people really need is the opposite: more human contact.

As a respected clinical psychologist and university professor, Ilardi’s views are hard to dismiss. A research team at his workplace, the University of Kansas, has been testing Therapeutic Lifestyle Change – in clinical trials. The preliminary results show that every patient who put the full programme into practice got better.

Ilardi is convinced that the medical profession’s readiness to prescribe anti-depression medication is obscuring an important debate. Up to 20% of the UK population will have clinical depression at some point, he says – twice as many as 30 years ago. Where has this depression epidemic come from?

The answer, he suggests, lies in our lifestyle. “Our standard of living is better now than ever before, but technological progress comes with a dark underbelly. Human beings were not designed for this poorly nourished, sedentary, indoor, sleep-deprived, socially isolated, frenzied pace of life. So depression continues its relentless march.”

Our environment may have evolved rapidly but our physical evolution hasn’t kept up. “Our genome hasn’t moved on since 12,000 years ago, when everyone on the planet were hunter- gatherers,” he says. “Biologically, we still have Stone Age bodies. And when Stone Age body meets modern environment, the health consequences can be disastrous.”

To counteract this Ilardi focuses on the aspects of a primitive lifestyle that militate against depression. “Hunter- gatherer tribes still exist today in some parts of the world,” he says, “and their level of depression is almost zero. The reasons? They’re too busy to sit around brooding. They get lots of physical activity and sunlight. Their diet is rich in omega-3, their level of social connection is extraordinary, and they regularly have as much as 10 hours of sleep.

Irving Kirsch: Prozac has no significant effect, most is placebo effect.

Kirsch’s analyses of the FDA data showed that the difference between antidepressant drugs and placebos was not clinically significant, according to the criteria used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which establishes treatment guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom.[8] Kirsch challenges the chemical-imbalance theory of depression, writing “It now seems beyond question that the traditional account of depression as a chemical imbalance in the brain is simply wrong.” [9] In 2014, in the British Psychological Society‘s Research Digest, Christian Jarrett included Kirsch’s 2008 antidepressant placebo effect study in a list of the 10 most controversial psychology studies ever published.
(source: wikipedia)

 Challenging Normative Orthodoxies in Depression: Huxley’s Utopia or Dante’s Inferno?

Although there appears to be a widespread consensus that depression is a ubiquitous human experience, definitions of depression, its prevalence, and how mental health services respond to it have changed significantly over time, particularly during recent decades. Epistemological limitations notwithstanding, it is now estimated that approximately 121 million people experience depression. At the same time, it should be acknowledged that the last two decades have seen the widespread acceptance of depression as a chemical imbalance and a massive corresponding increase in the prescription of antidepressants, most notably of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

However, questions have been raised about the effectiveness and iatrogenic side effects of antidepressants; related questions have also been asked about whose interests are served by the marketing and sales of these drugs. Accordingly, this article attempts to problematize the normative orthodoxy concerning depression and creates a “space” in which an alternative can be articulated and enacted. In so doing, the article finds that the search for a world where the automatic response to depression is a pharmacological intervention not only ignores the use of alternative efficacious treatment options but may also inhibit the persons’ chance to explore the meaning of their experience and thus prevent people from individual growth and personal development.
Interestingly, in worlds analogous to this pharmacologically induced depression-free state, such as utopias like that in Huxley’s Brave New World, no “properly conditioned citizen” is depressed or suicidal. Yet, in the same Brave New World, no one is free to suffer, to be different, or crucially, to be independent. – Author:  John R. Cutcliffe, Bsc (Hon) Nrsg, PhD, RMN, RGN, RN, RPN, Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Tyler, TX 75799

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

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