Overcome Depression

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Everyone goes through difficult times in life. It is normal to feel sad at times. Depression is different from that. It is a constant deep feeling sadness and hopelessness. It impacts many people in our society in different times of their lives.

Some people may have multiple encounters with depression while others may have it only once.  Depression affects people from all ages, genders and social and economic status.  It is highly treatable and noting to be ashamed of.

Finding help while battling depression is key as isolation may only deepen the state of hopelessness and deep sadness that depression brings.

Here are some symptoms of depression:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood

  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism

  • Irritability

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities

  • Decreased energy or fatigue

  • Moving or talking more slowly

  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping

  • Appetite and/or weight changes

  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2017 an estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 7.1% of all U.S. adults.

As a Counsellor, I do not diagnose nor prescribe medication for depression as this is not part of the scope of my work. But I do work with clients in finding holistic ways to deal with and overcome depression. Together we explore what is underneath depression, its meanings, some possible root cause for it to have manifested in the client’s life and  develop tools and strategies to deal with it.

My goal as a human being is to promote awareness about depression and help to end the stigma around it. Many people still think that depression is synonym of laziness. Not only this is untrue, but it compels people to hide the illness from those around them due to fear of being judged which causes more suffering, isolation and aggravates the impact of depression in their lives.

 

Some of the approaches I use in my work are:

  • A mindful body centered approach which means that I help clients connect with their suppressed emotions and
    experience and release their impact through their bodies.

  • Explore family systems to understand the impact of limiting beliefs, behaviours, repetitive patterns, roles, rules and loyalties that many times we follow unconsciously,

  • The interchangeable connection among Thoughts, Feelings and Actions.

 

Having battled depression myself, almost 2 decades ago, I know first hand how debilitating it can be and also how it is possible to overcome it through self investigation, coping tools, mindset change, improvement of inner strength and resilience development.

If you are tired of battling depression alone and want support in dealing with it, hit the contact button and let’ start your journey to overcoming depression today!  BOOK NOW

Resources for Depression

f you want to download my e-book on depression, please click here for purchase DEPRESSION E-BOOK

If you want to take a test to check if depression is present in your life or if your mindset is making you more prone to develop depression, please click this link from Psychology Today

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/tests/health/depression-test

Please note this is informative and for entertainment only and does not substitute the need for a full evaluation by a qualified professional. In case of doubt, please see your family doctor.