A Natural Cure for Anxiety and Depression –
The Personal Liberation Protocol
This guide does not constitute medical advice and you should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your treatment plan.
You may think that your emotional trauma has a grip on you. With this guide, it won’t any more. I promise you that. I used to think that and while my trauma has not gone anywhere, it simply doesn’t affect me anymore.
This guide is a collection of what I and many others who are much more knowledgeable than me consider to be the most effective and cutting edge solutions to mental illness and the debilitating, torturous implications that it has on those afflicted.
The first part of this guide covers the psychology of recovery, which will yield the most fruit for most. The rest deals with the physiology of recovery and socialisation. This includes devices, nutritional solutions and body focused enhancement practices. For many, this section will also yield amazing recovery.
I recommend beginning with the psychology simply because it’s much simpler, and also because I have the view that this is where the main problem lies with most.
Being simpler, targeting the main problem, it is also much faster and orders of magnitude cheaper. I’ve spent a small fortune on supplements, therapists and devices that target the body, but these yielded only partial results. The missing piece all along was the right psychological tools, i.e. Metacognitive Therapy (Core Protocol 0 below).
Since I found those tools, I’ve recovered and the difference is like night and day. Now, everyone is different. Let’s look at this in a scientific way. Say your illness is caused 65 percent by poor thinking styles and 35 percent by physiological deficiencies. So if this is true, implementing Protocol 0 of this guide will yield a 65 percent recovery if it’s 100 percent successful, whereas the remaining 35 percent you can gain by focusing on physical recovery covered later.
But a 65 percent gain from psychological therapy could have you feeling quite well on its own once you move the needle significantly in the right direction.
It’s amazing how new possibilities and perspectives open up any time you progress, which helps you to feel better to to the measure of one standard deviation away from where you began.
This progress is very significant and very encouraging. I can give you new energy, confidence and enthusiasm. It can motivate you to push from feeling good to feeling great.
But you may have depression and there may be nothing psychologically wrong with you at all. You could simply have a chronic magnesium or zinc deficiency, or have chronic inflammation, in which case the first three nutrients below will help most. Or you may be living an unhealthy, sedentary life, with little exercise, a bad diet and lacking social interaction.
But if you can be honest with yourself and self aware and you recognize and acknowledge that you worry and ruminate a lot (this is a key point – that you worry and ruminate a lot) then a nutritional balance or inflammation is unlikely to be the cause of the problem. That’s not to say that supplementing with the below nutrients wouldn’t help it, it well may, but its overall impact may be minimal compared to the powerful and easy psychological hygiene strategies laid out below.
I feel like I’ve escaped a life sentence in prison. I feel also luckier and more fortunate than if I had won the lottery. And that is no exaggeration. What I have these days, no amount of money could buy. 18 months ago, if you’d have told me that I would feel as good as I do now, I would never have believed it.
Not a chance. I couldn’t see at the time how that could be possible. But we never can predict what gifts the future holds. My sincere intention is that this modest guide can deliver you an equal gift. Let’s go.
If you are suffering so bad that anything beyond Core Protocol Part 1 of this guide seems beyond your capabilities right now, then just use Core Protocol Part 1 until you feel well enough to continue with the rest.
Be kind to yourself but also take responsibility for your own growth and wellbeing by continuing with the suggestions in this ebook guide when you can.
If you are currently in crisis, then reach out to your doctor or mental health professional as soon as possible.
Core Protocol 0
Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)
Back in the late 20th century, medics promoted the monoamine theory of depression in that imbalances in neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine were responsible for mental illness.
The theory was that if you were to increase or rebalance these biochemicals, you would fix the problem and the patient would get better. During this time, drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor and Paxil were hailed as a panacea for those who had the blues or any nervous disorder.
Along with psychiatry providing treatment using drugs like the above came a huge growth in talk therapy, whereby the patient would talk to a psychologist or a therapist about their problems in order to perhaps gain better perspectives.
But despite using antidepressants and therapy, there are many who stay stuck or who get worse rather than better. There is, however, a new body of evidence that is gaining a lot of momentum, which strongly suggests that anxiety and depression are caused and maintained by unhelpful thinking styles and an unhelpful way of relating to thoughts and feelings, which is also under the control of the individual.
Once we learn to relate to our thoughts and feelings in a more resourceful way, melancholy sadness, depression and anxiety can be reduced or eliminated entirely. Yes, pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy can help, but they are rarely fully or even partially effective at alleviating symptoms. They are often just band-aids over a gaping wound.
We need a new solution, one which really works and keeps working and which can be self-directed without long term engagement with therapists needed.
Those with mental illness tend to ruminate and worry a lot. If you do this, your ruminations and worries are likely maintaining and often worsening your already poor mental health. You might agree, at least to a certain extent, with this assertion.
Trying to figure a way out of your illness and your life’s problems can backfire and worsen the very problem it’s trying to solve. Rumination causes and maintains and worsens depression. Sadness and despair. Worrying causes, maintains and worsens anxiety, OCD and impulsiveness.
Metacognitive therapy (MCT) is a psychotherapy focused on modifying metacognitive beliefs that perpetuate states of worry, rumination and attention fixation. It was created by Adrian Wells based on an information processing model by Wells and Gerald Matthews. It is supported by scientific evidence from a large number of studies.
The goals of MCT are first to discover what patients believe about their own thoughts and about how their mind works (called metacognitive beliefs), then to show the patient how these beliefs lead to unhelpful responses to thoughts that serve to unintentionally prolong or worsen symptoms, and finally to provide alternative ways of responding to thoughts in order to allow a reduction of symptoms. In clinical practice, MCT is most commonly used for treating anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as depression – though the model was designed to be transdiagnostic (meaning it focuses on common psychological factors thought to maintain all psychological disorders)
This is by far the most effective therapy for depression and anxiety. It took me a while to get it as it is a paradigm shift, but once I got it, it eradicated my illness.
MCT is many times more effective than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is trans-diagnostic so can be used for any type of mental illness.
It gets rid of Cognitive Attentional Syndrome (CAS) i.e. worry and rumination. Facilitates mental hygiene. Is amazingly effective at treating and curing mental illnesses.1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6246690 2https://www.google.com/search?q=studies+on+metacognitive+therapy
Read this book to learn how to use MCT by yourself: “Live More Think Less: Overcoming Depression and Sadness with Metacognitive Therapy” by Pia Callesen PhD.
From a Meta Analysis Study:
Conclusions: Our findings indicate that MCT is an effective treatment for a range of psychological complaints. To date, strongest evidence exists for anxiety and depression. Current results suggest that MCT may be superior to other psychotherapies, including cognitive behavioral interventions.
From a Clinical Trial:
Changes in Symptoms and Beliefs
There were large reductions in symptoms and related metacognitive beliefs from pre-treatment to follow-up. The largest effect sizes were found for symptoms of depression and rumination. A summary of these changes is displayed in Table 1. The results showed reductions in symptoms of depression, anxiety, worry, rumination, negative beliefs about rumination, positive beliefs about rumination, interpersonal problems, and generic metacognitive beliefs. Results were stable from post-treatment to follow-up assessments.
This book is by the creator of MCT, Prof Adrian Wells, that is more academic and conceptual, and therefore more suitable to therapists who wish to learn about MCT, but very useful also to those wishing to learn how to use it – Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression by Adrian Wells PhD
Click here to find an MCT Therapist: https://mct-institute.co.uk/mct-registered-therapists/
Note: Studies show that for most, this therapy must be combined with Sobriety in order to be successful.
Core Protocol 1
Nutrients (Supplements/Vitamins for Depression and Anxiety)
- The list of nutrients below are safe to use with (and are not contra-indicated with) psychiatric medication and are very effective at lowering depression and anxiety; restoring chemical balance within the body, and improving overall health.
- You may also find that you are much stronger and more immune to common colds and flu as well as most other illnesses when you stay on this protocol. Use every day.
Young Tissue Extract / Laminine – Fibroblast Growth Factor – improves mood and physical health. Use 4 daily for 3 days, then 2 daily. (takes 1 – 3 weeks to work) 3Laminine YTE: The Ultimate Gift to Health [Booklet] Christopher Hertzog – July 1, 2016
French Maritime Pine Bark Extract. this is an amazing supplement which I find gives me a fantastic mood lift and increased resilience and energy. Take 2-3 per day.4https://www.naturesfare.com/health/7-health-benefits-pine-bark-extract/
Our body relies on magnesium (Mg) for multiple functions. It is a cofactor for more than 325 enzyme systems helping in various biochemical reactions – including blood pressure regulation, glucose control, protein synthesis, and mood stabilization. [Source: IMMH]
Over the years, many studies and researches have also linked magnesium to depression, anxiety, and ADHD. So, if you suffer from depression or other mental health disorders it might be due to magnesium deficiency. 
MOOD AND DEPRESSION. Magnesium is important for many of the pathways, enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation; it’s also associated with inflammation, known to play a part in symptoms of depression. Studies link low magnesium intake with a higher risk for depression and suggest that increasing magnesium can significantly improve symptoms of depression and anxiety — in some cases, as effectively as an antidepressant drug.
BEGIN WITH THE FIRST THREE SUPPLEMENTS ABOVE ONLY, ADDING ONE AT A TIME AND NEVER ADDING A SECOND UNTIL 10-14 DAYS LATER. YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TELL WHAT IS DOING WHAT, i.e. IF YOU HAVE AN ADVERSE REACTION YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING IT.
Zinc Picolinate – Read why here, here and here. The most bioavailable form of supplemental zinc. It increases GABA, serotonin, regulates glutamate and dopamine. Use maximum 50mg per day, it will take a week or so to work. 6https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/articles-1/2017/1/23/lithium-the-untold-story-of-the-magic-mineral-that-charges-cell-phones-and-preserves-memory 7https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3738454/
Note: You will only have a good result with zinc if you are deficient in it. If you are not, it will either do nothing or make you feel worse. If it does make you feel worse, stop taking it.
Lithium Orotate – Read the reviews here and here. Only buy the Advanced Research or Weyland brands. Cheaper brands are very much inferior. All other supplements are optional. Take 2 in the morning and 1 at night. Don’t take more than this. It will take 3-4 weeks to work fully. This is a very powerful antidepressant and anxiolytic and it’s good for cognition, memory neurogenesis and overall brain health. 8https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/articles-1/2017/1/23/lithium-the-untold-story-of-the-magic-mineral-that-charges-cell-phones-and-preserves-memory
Omega 3 Fatty Acids – 1-2 grams per day, takes 2-8 weeks to work. Omega 3 oils are useful in nourishing the brain and nervous system and 9are proven to help with mood disorders including depression and anxiety
Electro Therapy / Cranio Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) using tDCS
- Get a Bumble Bee Pro tDCS device for $85 here tDCS stands for transcranial Direct Current Stimulator. It seems to balance the brain, seems to level out neurotransmitter levels (serotonin, dopamine, GABA, norepinephrine), using a tiny, pulsing electrical current. Use it every day on low to moderate intensity milliamp setting on Alpha and Theta wave setting with the depression montage electrode placement. 10
Could Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Have Unexpected Additional Benefits in the Treatment of Depressed Patients? – Colleen K Loo; Donel M Martin
- Within 4-7 days you’ll be feeling better. Read accounts of using tDCS for depression here and here also.
- Use for 2-3 weeks for twenty minutes a day, on the depression and anxiety alpha protocol. You can also use the Wellness protocol as it also helps depression and anxiety.
- Then use once or twice every 9 days, on the same protocol. Each time you will feel better. Over the course of a few weeks, perhaps a few months for some, you should be depression and anxiety-free, especially if you combine with Core Protocol 2 below.
The montage was the typical F3+ FP2-, 20 minutes, 5 days on, 2 off, for one month. At first, each treatment really lifted my mood immediately. Over the following weeks, this immediate effect decreased, as is predicted: people w/out depression don’t benefit from the depression montage. Basically, I see it as my baseline state was being improved – and over the month I was feeling better and better. My wife, who was very skeptical, could see the difference in me, both in the near-term (immediately after the initial treatments) and in the overall, constant improvement.
As far as how effective it was for me, I had a few depression free hours the first time I tried it (like a cloud lifting for a few hours and then slowing descending again). This period of time got longer and longer each session, and after a month of application I was able to titrate off my medications, and I haven’t been using pharmaceuticals since then. Some users notice a dramatic change as I did the first time they try it, others only notice benefits over time, while there are some that don’t see benefits. I think it depends on the root cause of depression for each patient, for instance, there aren’t a lot of studies showing a consistent results for BP2 patients (and some studies seem to imply it can trigger hypo-mania)
Core Protocol 2
Exercise and Diet
- OK so going Paleo would be pretty extreme. But you get the point. Eat nutrient dense wholefoods and greens. Don’t eat junk food, i.e. fast food, packaged foods, sugar, fried food, lots of dairy. Eat fruit, vegetables, pulses, nuts, fermented foods and pasture-fed meats. Organic if you can. Don’t eat much or any dairy. Don’t use anything with Canola/Rapeseed oil in it. Use olive, sunflower and cocunut oils only. Don’t drink flouride and chlorine-laden tap water. Drink mineral water. Don’t drink aspartame-laden diet sodas either.
- Get the right type of nutrition that you need to feel well by eating a good diet.
- Lift your mood, confidence, energy levels and physical health by getting the right type of vigorous exercise in only minutes per week with the methods detailed in this book.
Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active.
People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. And it’s also powerful medicine for many common mental health challenges.
Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. And you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better.
Exercise and depression
Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects, of course. As one example, a recent study done by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that running for 15 minutes a day or walking for an hour reduces the risk of major depression by 26%. In addition to relieving depression symptoms, research also shows that maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing.
Exercise is a powerful depression fighter for several reasons. Most importantly, it promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good. Finally, exercise can also serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression.
Exercise and anxiety
Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention instead of zoning out.
Try to notice the sensation of your feet hitting the ground, for example, or the rhythm of your breathing, or the feeling of the wind on your skin. By adding this mindfulness element—really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise—you’ll not only improve your physical condition faster, but you may also be able to interrupt the flow of constant worries running through your head.
Exercise and stress
Ever noticed how your body feels when you’re under stress? Your muscles may be tense, especially in your face, neck, and shoulders, leaving you with back or neck pain, or painful headaches. You may feel a tightness in your chest, a pounding pulse, or muscle cramps. You may also experience problems such as insomnia, heartburn, stomachache, diarrhea, or frequent urination. The worry and discomfort of all these physical symptoms can in turn lead to even more stress, creating a vicious cycle between your mind and body.
Exercising is an effective way to break this cycle. As well as releasing endorphins in the brain, physical activity helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body. Since the body and mind are so closely linked, when your body feels better so, too, will your mind.
Exercise and ADHD
Exercising regularly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. Physical activity immediately boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus and attention. In this way, exercise works in much the same way as ADHD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall.
Exercise and PTSD and trauma
Evidence suggests that by really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise, you can actually help your nervous system become “unstuck” and begin to move out of the immobilization stress response that characterizes PTSD or trauma. Instead of allowing your mind to wander, pay close attention to the physical sensations in your joints and muscles, even your insides as your body moves. Exercises that involve cross movement and that engage both arms and legs—such as walking (especially in sand), running, swimming, weight training, or dancing—are some of your best choices.
Outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and skiing (downhill and cross-country) have also been shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
Core Protocol 3
If you have chronic depression and/or anxiety, I really believe that it’s impossible to recover if you are even a moderate, occasional drinker or recreational drug user. Recent research is proving this out. I couldn’t at least recover while still drinking and using drugs. I quit using the resources above. 13The Association between Alcohol Dependence and Depression before and after Treatment for Alcohol Dependence
Some people drink alcohol in an attempt to cope with their depression. People can be drawn to the sedative effects of alcohol as a kind of medication, helping to distract from persistent feelings of sadness.
While alcohol may temporarily relieve some of the symptoms of depression, it ultimately serves to worsen depression on a long-term basis. Alcohol abuse brings with it a bevy of negative effects on virtually every aspect of life. As a person begins to experience financial and career consequences as a result of alcohol abuse, and their relationships begin to suffer, their depression worsens. This often leads to a damaging cycle of abusing alcohol in an effort to self-medicate symptoms of depression, and the depression worsening due to the continued alcohol abuse.
Once a person regularly abuses alcohol, physical dependence and addiction can quickly follow. According to the WebMD, about a third of those who suffer from major depression have a co-occurring AUD. It’s understandable that those who suffer from depression may seek out the temporary relief that alcohol can provide; however, again, alcohol abuse simply compounds the depression.
Some people have overlapping genetic predispositions that make them more vulnerable to both alcohol issues and depression, and the onset of one condition can trigger the onset of the other. Hangovers are often accompanied by feelings of depression, and continued alcohol abuse can lead to longer periods of depression.
Those who have been diagnosed with depression and take antidepressants to manage the condition can experience additional ill effects due to alcohol abuse. Alcohol makes antidepressants less effective, and the depressant effects of the alcohol will further worsen the now unmanaged, or less managed, depression.
Alcohol Abuse Leading to Depression
While depression can put a person at greater risk to develop an alcohol problem, the inverse is even more common. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), depression can arise and increase during a battle with alcoholism. This increase in depression can then lead to more drinking, thus perpetuating this cycle from the other angle.
If a person experiences feelings of depression as a result of alcohol abuse, it’s likely that these symptoms will dissipate, at least somewhat, after alcohol consumption has stopped. Since alcohol withdrawal can involve potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms after physical dependence has formed, it’s imperative that individuals don’t attempt to stop drinking suddenly on their own. Medical supervision is required.
According to a study published in Addiction, individuals dealing with alcohol use disorder or depression are at double the risk of developing the other condition. This was not simply a correlation, as the study concluded that alcohol use disorders and depression have a causal relationship.
The study found that alcohol abuse is more likely to cause major depression than the other way around, though the causality could go in either direction.
There were links found between the neurophysiological and metabolic changes brought about by alcohol abuse and the mechanisms for depression to occur. The study concluded that abuse of alcohol puts an individual at a significantly greater risk to develop depression than that of a person who is not abusing the substance.
Therefore, it is clear that alcohol abuse can induce depression, and depression can also induce alcohol abuse. This relationship can be cyclical as well, and an individual can get caught going back and forth between abusing alcohol and then using alcohol to try to quell the resulting depression. It can be an extremely challenging set of co-occurring disorders to address, and professional help is needed.
- I’m also talking here about benzo-diazepine and sleeping pills such as Ambien, Stilnoct, Zimovane, Xanax, Librium and Valium. But never, ever quit these without medical supervision.
- If you’re a heavy drinker or drug user, seek professional help.
- Use the resources linked below to both inform yourself how to quit without cravings and to remove the desire and craving for drinking and drugs, and also use Core Protocol part 1 during the process of getting alcohol and addiction-free, it will greatly help in the process.
Alcoholics Anonymous – (not my favourite way to quit alcohol, but works well for some)
Ancillary Protocol 1
Meditation and Lifestyle
- Do 20 minutes of meditation once or twice a day 14When science meets mindfulness The Harvard Gazette – Alvin Powell, April 9, 2018
- If you don’t know how to meditate, or prefer audio-guided meditation, you can use the excellent Trans4Mind raise your vibration meditation program or a smartphone app called Insight Timer (Android, iPhone) or Beyond Meditation (iPhone) to guide you into meditation.
- Alternatively, if you prefer silent meditation, you could alternatively use the guide here to learn how to practise Transcendental Meditation.
- If you prefer yoga, then do that. If you don’t know how then use Youtube to guide you, or go to a class in your area.
- Reduce time spent alone as loneliness is literally a killer. Learn to give love and receive love. 15Depression is a disease of loneliness
– Andrew Solomon.
- Get out in nature. Walk, run, sweat, lie in the grass in the summer, swim in the rivers and lakes. I cannot stress how important this is. 16Sour mood getting you down? Get back to nature. Research suggests that mood disorders can be lifted by spending more time outdoors. July, 2018.
- Reduce or eliminate screen time (smartphones, computers, gaming) as it is a major nervous stressor. 17Association between screen time and depression among US adults, Authors: K.C.Madhava, Shardulendra Prasad, Sherch and Samendra Sherchanc I cannot stress how important this is.
- If you’re unemployed or have a poor routine, then get a job or volunteer.18Unemployment and mental health, August 2009 Something immersive like waiting on tables (although challenging in many ways) is very therapeutic as it takes the focus off your own thoughts and issues. If that seems like too much at the start, then volunteer to do something charitable. The core protocol alone probably will not work if you’re sitting alone in your house all day doing nothing. It will help you get off the couch but then you have to take the reins. I also cannot stress how important this is.
- If you are mired in blaming others for your illness, in resentments or in the victim mentality then you need to forgive and let go of that. That’s empowerment. I cannot stress how important this is. 19Take Personal Responsibility, Don’t Blame Others, Take Personal Responsibility, But Don’t Hold Others Responsible, Posted Dec 14, 2011.
- Get someone who you can trust, to talk to and to reveal your feelings and concerns to. There are a huge number of caring, empathic, altruistic people in the world who love helping others. This is essential 20Face-to-face socializing more powerful than phone calls, emails in guarding against depression Phone calls, digital communications less able to lower depression risk, OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, OCT 5, 2015.
- Reduce or quit smoking as it increases stress hormones and worsens depression. 21Smoking and Depression, By Krisha McCoy Reducing these stress hormones (adrenalin, cortisol, cholesterol) and free radicals, carbon monoxide alone reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. If you can’t quit smoking then switch to vaping.
Studies on Metacognitive Therapy
The efficacy of Metacognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review
Laminine YTE: The Ultimate Gift to Health [Booklet] Christopher Hertzog – July 1, 2016
7 Health Benefits of Pine Bark Extract. NaturesFare.com
Boost Mood & Beat Stress with Magnesium. CleanEatingMag.com
This Mineral Is Probably Making Your Chronic Stress and Anxiety Worse – August 29, 2019 – Jordan Fallis
The Emerging Role for Zinc in Depression and Psychosis
Lithium: The Untold Story Of The Magic Mineral That Charges Cell Phones And Preserves Memory –
January 23, 2017 – BY JAMES GREENBLATT, MD, AND KAYLA GROSSMANN, RN
Omega-3 fatty acids for mood disorders – Harvard Health
Could Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Have Unexpected Additional Benefits in the Treatment of Depressed Patients? Colleen K Loo; Donel M Martin
Can Paleo Improve Low Mood & Depression? Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS. March 18, 2015
My Doctor Prescribed Daily HIIT Exercises for My Depression. Here’s What Happened. Mary Sauer on February 23, 2018
The Association between Alcohol Dependence and Depression before and after Treatment for Alcohol Dependence
When science meets mindfulness The Harvard Gazette – Alvin Powell, April 9, 2018
Depression is a disease of loneliness – Andrew Solomon, The Guardian
Face-to-face socializing more powerful than phone calls, emails in guarding against depression Phone calls, digital communications less able to lower depression risk, Oregon Health & Science University , Oct 5, 2015
Association between screen time and depression among US adults, Authors: K.C.Madhava, Shardulendra Prasad, Sherch and Samendra Sherchanc
Unemployment and mental health, August 2009
Take Personal Responsibility, Don’t Blame Others, Take Personal Responsibility, But Don’t Hold Others Responsible, Posted Dec 14, 2011
Sour mood getting you down? Get back to nature. Research suggests that mood disorders can be lifted by spending more time outdoors. July, 2018
Smoking and Depression, By Krisha McCoy
Some Recent Testimonials
“Twenty days now into part 1 of the core protocol and I am feeling tons better than I did a fortnight ago. My anxiety is non-existent, something which I thought I would be living with for the rest of my life! And no frustrating, dour CBT or mind tricks needed, just using the drops every day as you recommend! This is amazing, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, you are a gift to the world. Something else – my memory is back to normal, something I thought was going to decline progressively to a worse state. To think also that I was paying a psychiatrist $200 for ten minutes to prescribe me with barely effective antidepressants and I got your guide for $17, seems like the bargain of the century.”
– Lisa Ormond, Illinois, USA.
“I just wanted to email you to say a massive THANK YOU! I’ve been depression-free now for over a month and my life has taken on a whole new colour! This is after suffering from depression for over ten years. I also am more clear headed and have a newfound optimism.”
– Michael Wills, Kent, England.
“I have to say that the Liberation Protocol is the best thing I’ve found in years, bar none. I’m only three weeks on the protocol and I’m already seeing great improvements in my mood and mindset. Plus my insomnia is gone!”
– Carrie Leonard, Cork, Ireland.
“You are an angel sent from heaven, I have been depressed and anxious for over 15 years, and now I feel fine. I just wanted to write to say how much I appreciate the amazing wisdom in your guide, and how glad I am that I saw your ad on Facebook in October. I feel so much better than I did just a few weeks ago. Blessings to you.”
– Julie Woodward, Hertfordshire, England.
“I have been using the Personal Liberation Protocol since September 2018 and I just wanted to say WOW! Again Ollie, Thank you so much for your inspiring knowledge and medicine! Your guide took me all of ten minutes to read, and it was comforting to know that all I had to do was to start with the easiest section, Part 1, in order to start on the road to recovery. I’m in better form than I have been in years, I’ve lost ten pounds, I’m also now sober, no longer craving alcohol or cannabis.”
– Mark Olwill, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
“I’ve been struggling with depression on and off for seven or so years, and medication was almost no relief. I was sinking into a hole so deep it seemed like it had no bottom. My low energy was crippling me and creating despair as I had no work nor motivation. My relationships have been suffering also for a long time now, and I’ve been soooo lonely. But since I found your guide I’ve only been on the up and up, with some bumps along the way, as you said will probably happen. My zest for life and vitality is back, as well as an optimistic outlook on life. I also have no desire to self-medicate with booze like I used to. Blessings to you.”
– Samantha O’Connor, Galway, Ireland
About Me and The Protocol
If you suffer from chronic depression, anxiety or PTSD, like I used to, then I think that you’ve come to the right place.
You can be feeling much better within a few weeks, and within a few months be completely depression and anxiety-free.
Hi there, my name is Ollie, I’m an ex-chronic depression sufferer and I live in Ireland.
I suffered from chronic depression and anxiety from the age of 20 until the age of 44.
I have literally spent two decades and hundreds of thousands of euros searching for answers for depression, ever since I found myself in crisis in 1999. I’ve tried everything and discarded what didn’t work and kept what did.
And it’s presented here for you now.
In my guide, I’m going to outline for you the real cure for depression – I call it the Personal Liberation Protocol, which is a reliable, natural cure for depression and anxiety that I have developed.
It’s a natural, powerful and highly effective treatment for depression even if we are talking about chronic depression which has lasted for years or even decades.
The program is structured in an easy to understand fashion, and once you familiarise yourself with it and begin to use it, you’ll realise that it’s pretty simple.
It consists of a groundbreaking cognitive therapy, combined with sobriety, a few powerful natural supplements, and some changes to your mindset and lifestyle.
I’ll be giving you the full breakdown including:
- the self-directed therapy that works
- the one device that will get you feeling better within a week or so of using it
- all of the supplements you need and how to save big on buying them
- the mindset changes you need to make
- and the main lifestyle changes you need to make
First of all, I want to say to you that if you suffer from depression and anxiety, it’s not your fault.
Life in this world is a lottery, we can be lucky and lead a relatively trouble-free life, or we can be unlucky and end up with trauma from our childhood; combined with other difficult things that can happen to us as children and adults, too much stress can build up and we can fall into a state of despair and chronic emotional pain.
Before you know it, the runaway stress response which is depression, has changed our physiology and caught us in a cycle of bouts of overwhelm and into more repeating bouts, which is the illness that we call chronic depression, and which is very, very hard to escape from if you don’t know how.
If you’re depressed, it’s hard to motivate yourself to take action and the depression may have brainwashed you to be chronically negative, and so you may be unable to believe that you can get better and then you don’t take the actions which would lead you to get better.
I must say here also, that you may also be using your illness to get something out of life that you may find impossible to get out of life if you were to be better, for example, attention or love from others, or someone taking care of you who otherwise may not have so close a relationship with you, or a social security payment that you need to live on. This is called “secondary gain” and is a well-known phenomenon in psychology.
Ask yourself if this is the case, and if it is then ask yourself if it’s worth it.
Be honest with yourself. I guarantee that it isn’t worth it.
The benefits of being well far outstrip the benefits of being unwell. Many benefits that you think you may get from being unwell will come in much more abundance when you are well. Trust me, I know this is true from my own experience.
I’m not going to get into my story in detail here (if you want to know more about me, you can read below), because I want to spend my time focussing on the solution to your problems, for your benefit, but suffice to say that in my case, some emotional trauma from when I was young, carried into my young adult life, mixed with a loss of a girlfriend, combined with alcohol and drug use, and voila, I was in a pit of depression. For me is it was as simple as that.
Your story may be different from mine, or similar. If you’re reading this then you are probably looking for answers, and that’s great, because I am going to give you everything you need to know to get better, for free. You just need to have an open mind.
Depression is serious business, you can’t talk yourself out of it and you can’t just go to the gym to get rid of it and you also can’t treat it without help.
One of the main reasons that this is true, is that depression convinces you, i.e. makes you believe, that it’s you’re never going escape it. This prevents you from feeling good enough to believe that you can get better, and thus the vicious cycle repeats itself.
The only person who can help you cure depression permanently is someone who actually had it and who managed to overcome it.
The steps in the free guide above will work whether you are on medication or not. I am not a doctor and do not advise on medical matters. This guide is not to be construed as medical advice. Please be responsible and consult with your doctor if you want to change anything related to your medical treatment.
Medication can certainly help you to cope, and that is a good thing, but it has proven to not be a sole long-term solution.
The real solution, in my view, is metacognitive therapy, combined with real nutritional medicine combined with mindset change and lifestyle change.
I just wanted to say something about the book The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs by Dr Stephen Iliardi.
A summary of the program that the book proposes is as follows:
• Brain Food – Use Omega 3’s and Vitamin D supplements.
• Don’t Think, Do – Anti-Ruminative Activity (like occupational therapy)
• Antidepressant Exercise – Walking with a Friend
• Let There Be Light – Using a Light Box
• Get Connected – Socialising and minimising isolation.
• Habits of Healthy Sleep – Less caffeine, quit using devices well before bedtime
Let me just say that if you have the type of depression and anxiety that I had, and that you probably have also, this program is not going to work. It will certainly not “cure” your depression. It may help it a little, but it certainly won’t cure it. If it does cure your depression then you are on the mild to moderate side of the depression spectrum.
The protocol provided above is much more powerful and has a much higher chance of success when used diligently than the one that Dr Iliardi proposes in his book.
If you find that you cannot implement my program fully or that the thought of implementing it in your life sounds overwhelming, then just focus on Core Protocol parts 1 and 3, until you start to feel better, and you have more energy and motivation, then move on to the other core protocol parts, especially Core Protocol 0.
Conventional approaches are no good against severe, chronic, long-standing depression. We need to be smarter, more creative and more ambitious in our approach. We need firstly to reduce the runaway stress response and get the biochemical imbalance and horrific emotional symptoms that are caused by this problem under control.
Then when you start to feel better, more self-belief and confidence starts to come and progress on more fronts is both possible and desirable.
We suggest in addition to get sober if you are using alcohol, marijuana or any other recreational drugs, and to eliminate dietary and environmental toxins, to also improve your diet and use exercise and meditation, and also by encouraging you to find emotional support from peers as needed.
The recommendations in my short guide can and WILL help you to recover, FULLY
We also we reveal the natural nutritional products which are the most effective home remedies, vitamins and natural supplements for anxiety and depression, and where to get them at the best price.
We also highlight the few most effective complimentary methods, mindsets and techniques that will help you on your way to full recovery.
..You have access to the secrets to chronic depression recovery and healing that even the most modern, most advanced medical science cannot offer.
Are you like me, and would do anything to feel better, or do you feel ok from time to time, but are afraid of sliding into a hole again, and want to protect yourself against more recurring bouts of depression?
Do you want to get off the psychiatric merry-go-round?
Have you tried everything but nothing has worked?
Let me guess, you’re on medication or have tried it but barely benefit at all from it? I hear you.
At age 20, when I was a college student, I started binge-drinking. Add to that casual drug use, added to pre-existing childhood trauma, added to a relationship breakup, and, voila!
I became severely depressed, and anxious all the time.
My life was destroyed. For over two decades.
I was chronically, and almost always severely, depressed.
And if you’re reading this there’s a good chance that you know how bad severe depression feels. It’s annihilation. It’s torture. It’s hell on earth.
It’s the only illness that consistently prompts people to kill themselves.
It’s the most dangerous illness on earth, in my opinion.
And it’s no wonder it’s becoming so common.
With strong electromagnetic fields all around us (WiFi, cellphones, electronic devices), sedentary lives with little exercise, toxic, adulterated food, loneliness and isolation, stress, financial strain, economic uncertainty, sodium fluoride-laden water, childhood trauma, inflamed bodies and brains, post-traumatic stress, conflict in relationships, negativity and toxic messages in the media, chaos in the world and a myriad of other stressors and toxins in our bodies and minds..
..is it any wonder that the incidence of depression and anxiety disorders are at all-time highs?
Conventional medicine has no clue how to solve these problems.
And how could they?
They’re not messiahs.
In fact, they are almost powerless.
You’ve probably come to the conclusion that there is no solution.
Or at least that nobody else is going to provide a solution…
..or you’ve at least come to the conclusion that seeing as it’s your problem, that it’s your responsibility to solve it…
..that you’re going to have to go left-field and find a solution yourself.
Radical new thinking is needed.
Radical new solutions are needed.
A new mindset, new actions, new habits, a new lifestyle, and new medicine, real medicine.
Because chronic depression has many causes at play. You may have inputs from all the stressors and toxic sources mentioned above, and perhaps even some others that I didn’t mention.
All I had to do was to get started using MCT and the right supplements and to trust the process.
As I used it, it worked better and better with each week that passed. And it was relatively easy.
At the age of 23, in 1999, my first rock-bottom occurred and I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The specialists did very little for me, and I left it 6 weeks later just as bad as when I went in.
The fancy science and new-fangled drugs were almost useless.
A few years later, and another hospitalisation and high on Paxil I left another psychiatric hospital, this time feeling not too bad.
More heavy alcohol and drug use, and a round-the-world trip later, and I was back in another psychiatric hospital in 2003. Another rock-bottom.
Fast-forward to 2015 and another hospitalisation later, and now I’m on 4 medications.
Two antidepressants, both at their highest doses. An antipsychotic, and an anti-anxiety drug also.
My mind is numb. I can’t remember what I walked into the kitchen to do, my faculty of memory has deserted me so much.
…and I was still depressed and anxious as hell.
It’s 2021 and after 22 full years of suffering from agonising depression and anxiety, and having countless more severe bouts of depression, every couple of weeks or so…
..and now I am better.
Let me rephrase that:
I’m better than normal.
…because, well, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but
the average “normal” person isn’t particularly mentally healthy.
I’m now free.
I’m peaceful, joyful, light and chirpy.
I don’t suffer from social anxiety any more.
And I’m getting better as each week passes.
I stick to the simple steps.
I take my supplements. The right vitamins and supplements.
I keep my diet decent.
I exercise a little.
I cultivate my mind using simple practices.
I develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually every week.
I’m not in any way religious, if you are then great, if not, then it doesn’t matter.
My search for a solution for mental illness is over. A real solution.
And if you suffer in this way, and if you’re ready for it, your destiny has brought you to this fortunate corner of the web.
How long have you been depressed? 10? 15? 20? 30 years?
Are you frustrated and despairing?
Have you given up on ever feeling better?
How many medications, therapies and “solutions” have you tried?
How many doctors have you seen?
Have your relationships suffered?
Are you unable to work, unemployed, has your work or career suffered, or come to an end completely?
Has your level of self care diminished?
Are you jealous of normal, healthy people?
Do you yearn to just feel “ok”?
Has your physical health suffered because of how you feel?
Has or does your sleep currently suffer?
Do you yearn to feel even a little bit of relaxation, serenity or joy?
Would you like to enjoy ordinary things, even just a little bit?
Do you self-medicate with alcohol, drugs, TV, the internet or social media?
Are you fiercely self-critical, self-loathing, or intolerant, or jumpy?
Are you paranoid, suspicious, impulsive or without sound reasoning ability?
Trust me, I’ve been there, and I understand.
Any solution needs to effectively address three out of four quadrants – your body, your mind and your relationships.
To address the physical we recommend a powerful electrotherapy device and a few very powerful and safe nutrients, minerals, herbs; safe, healing nutrients, that almost nobody knows about, that help even the most chronic of anxiety and depression.
These substances nourish your body, mind and soul, they are health-promoting, anti-inflammatory, neuro-generative and mood-lifting.
Thereafter, the mind is addressed. Once the physical is addressed, the mental part is much easier to address.
We make a few suggestions on how to improve your relationships and connection with others, but once the body and mind are addressed, this part is also a lot easier.
The protocol helps you rise above trauma and promotes intelligence, awareness, calmness and personal growth.
It will help you to lower your stress hormones and your depression and anxiety within days of starting. We help to guide you where you need to change in your life to be happy and peaceful.
Your sleep and overall health will improve very quickly.
You can and will recover. And if you need to reach out we will help and support you.
I’ve put all of the Essential components together in a Short Guide. I’ve left out Everything Else by Design.
This is all you’ll need to get well. It’s the 80/20 guide to depression recovery. We focus all of our efforts in the guide on changing the things that impact recovery the most.
You’re going to have to gradually change your behaviour and your habits and also invest in 3 supplements, or at least the one most important supplement that I recommend.
The Protocol Can and, if you take the leap, WILL, set You FREE!
The steps of the protocol are simple.
For me, I’ve been granted a new lease of life. I’m drawn to healthier things, I live fully, I breathe the fresh air, I now enjoy my work, my relationships have improved immensely, I have FUN now.
..I feel relaxed and grounded, I sleep great, I’m confident and optimistic, paranoia, anxiety, suspicion and negativity have evaporated into the ether.
Maybe you fear that you or a loved one is “too far gone”?
…that you are in too deep of a pit of despair for too long, for too many years, has taken all the modern pills, seen too many shrinks, quacks and therapists where nothing even scratched the surface of healing their pain? Everything but to no avail?
I used to think the same thing. But once you start to feel better, your thoughts and beliefs also change.
Let me outline how my life was:
Experienced major early-life trauma, never really felt ok as a child
Abusive, violent, oppressive Catholic high schooling heaped more trauma on top of existing trauma
Alcohol and drug abuser since the age of 16
Smoked tobacco since age 14 to age 42
Depressed and anxious since age 20
Barely able to get out of bed
Somehow graduated college at age 21 with BSc in Computer Science, while suffering from clinical depression.
Hospitalised in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2015 with major depression and co-morbid acute anxiety.
Prescription drugs barely ever helped.
Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) barely helped. I became afraid of my therapists.
Exercise helped somewhat
Good nutrition barely helped.
Social Anxiety was through the roof, all the time.
I was unable to get into never mind hold down any relationship.
I had mood swings at the slightest trigger.
I was stressed and in physical pain all the time.
Had regular severe anxiety attacks
Was insecure and needy all the time.
Was tired all the time.
Feeling so bad that I couldn’t be around people at all.
I was regularly paranoid and suspicious of others
Despite being likeable, I often wondered why people liked me
I was on huge doses of psych meds.
Most Supplements barely ever helped and Most made me worse. Other substances often made me worse, some I’ve tried include:
MDMA (made me depressed for prolonged periods
Kratom (made me much worse)
5APB (synthetic MDMA, made me worse)
AMT (alpha-Methyl-Tryptamine, made me worse)
Kanna (made me sick)
Noopept (made me sick)
Psilocybin (magic mushrooms, somewhat helped at low doses, dangerous at anything above a micro-dose)
Marijuana / Cannabis (makes me paranoid and anxious)
Iboga (psychedelic, made me extremely paranoid and anxious)
St John’s Wort (did nothing)
Ginseng (made me wired)
Lion’s Mane Mushroom (gave me insomnia)
Countless other supplements, and barely-legal research chemicals, most of which made me worse.
Ayahuasca micro-dosing (worked at first, then made me worse)
- LSD micro-dosing (made me much more anxious and depressed)
The Personal Liberation Protocol is an original work.
It Was Borne Out of a Personal Quest by an intensely curious man
It’s short, concise and is NOTHING like you’ve ever seen before.
I guarantee you that.
We are an organisation whose mission is to help a million people to recover from depression and anxiety.
You Will Learn the:
- Cognitive therapy that works.
- Electro-Therapy Device that you need to get well again
- 3 inexpensive supplements that nobody knows about that will help you to get on your feet again and on the road to feeling better
- I reveal where to get them and the dosages
- Behaviours to start and to stop, and why
- What are the pitfalls and what to expect, and when
- Simple dietary changes to energise you and lift your mood
- What you must do and what you must stop doing
- How to stop poisoning and stressing yourself
My Guide does not Advocate:
- a gruelling exercise regime
- expensive therapy
…nor does it propose unproven methods.
There are no complicated, time-consuming therapies or mind-bending techniques that almost always fail to help.
If they helped you’d be better already, right?
I’ve spent tens of thousands researching and taking action on potential solutions, and years searching for things that help so you don’t have to!
There is no false science, just hidden secrets.
My guide contains the SECRET, DEFINITIVE Collection of TESTED, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN, RESEARCH-BACKED solutions for chronic depression and anxiety, structured in a safe system of use.
And yes, none of the supplements I recommend is contra-indicated with antidepressants. They are all-natural herbal and amino-acid vitamin and supplements that you can take safely with your medication.
If you are searching for natural cures for anxiety, the best home remedies for depression, the best collection of home remedies for anxiety or the most effective natural supplements for anxiety we can recommend to you in our guide the best vitamins for anxiety and many more methods and techniques that will help you on your way to full recovery.
If you suffer from chronic depression, anxiety or PTSD, like I used to, then this guide will help you to recover.
By reading this guide you consent to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing and agree and recognise that the contents herein are merely the opinion of the author and do not constitute medical advice.
Always consult your doctor or physician before beginning anything suggested in this guide or any new treatment regimen.
This guide may contain references to our products or those of our affiliate partners. We encourage you to read our Revenue & Transparency page to learn more about how we fund our mission.
Can anxiety be cured? Yes, and this guide shows you how. Dealing with anxiety is hard, you don’t have to do it alone. Depression counselling is helpful in some cases, this guide may be more helpful than years of counseling. If you are fighting depression alone you don’t have to, reach out to us for free. Herbal remedies for anxiety are included above in this guide. Along with vitamins for anxiety and depression. Home remedies for anxiety are often simplistic and reductive. Home remedies for depression are the same, often not comprehensive enough to counter a complex condition.
How to beat depression? We have the most complete, research-backed guide on the planet which may deal with even the most persistent and severe symptoms. How to deal with anxiety attacks – the MCT above is amazing at helping get rid of worry and rumination that cause anxiety attacks. How to help anxiety – how to relieve anxiety, how to reduce anxiety – all are addressed in Core Protocol 0 above. The natural supplements for anxiety included above are safe to use with medication. But please consult your doctor before progressing with this program. Natural cures for anxiety are often too narrow and constricted to give full results. That’s why this guide addresses all of mind, body and spirit.