Dr. Edward Fila of Bountiful will be conducting the series, which begins Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Woods Cross High School, and also Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Layton High. This program is designed to help participants identify the underlying causes, or "hits," which bring on depression.
"Every case is as different as each individual, but the '10 hit categories' summarize all the possible causes for depression," Nedley said. "Determining your causes can be as simple as taking the depression questionnaire in this program."
Nedley, who is also the author of the books "Proof Positive" and "Depression: The Way Out," will teach participants via DVD how to improve brain function, think clearly, reduce anxiety, maximize IQ in children, increase energy, boost concentration, engage in healthy sleep habits, improve physical performance and gain renewed hope and peace. In addition to the wealth of information on the above noted topics, Nedley will also cover the benefits and risks of counseling and drug medications, as well as effective alternatives.
"After this course, it's been said that 90 percent of the people who participate and adhere to the program go depression and anxiety-free," Fila said. "They are also able to lean off the depressants. This program is a major breakthrough and very exciting, and I knew we just had to get it going in Utah."
Nedley has served thousands of families for more than 15 years through his medical practice and extensive, worldwide lecturing. He educates students of all ages in nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles through his radio shows, satellite and cable television, DVDs and live appearances.
Those who would like to attend should call Wendy McLachlan at Woods Cross High, 402-4525, or Cookie Barker at Layton High, 402-4833. The initial cost is $75 to register, and books, CDs and other material costs add up to $130. This is for two people (each person is encouraged to bring a partner at no extra cost) and can be paid over the two-month period.
For further information, those interested should call Dave Larsen, the local program coordinator, at 529-8238.