Depression is a sense of suffering and hopelessness. It feels like nothing will help, and nothing will ever change…
That is what depression does to your thinking. It makes you feel and doubt that you can never feel happy again.
It makes everything in life seem as though looking through grey-tinted glasses while taking all pleasure out of those things you used to enjoy. It destroys hope and energy.
Depression is a parasite. It feeds off of every area of your life.
Depression in the United States has increased over 1000 percent since the end of World War II. It has grown to the point where every person is affected by depression in some way, if not personally experiencing it then through an acquaintance. As technology is ever expanding, people become more distant and whereas someone may have hundreds of “digital friends”, they find themselves more alone than ever before.
The fact that we are constantly bombarded with the mass media pumping us full of bad news creates a feeling that our future may be unsecure and threatened. Add the underlying tone where the message of the media also wants to destroy our belief systems and attack basic religious and moral values, where is a person to turn to find comfort and assurance?
The symptoms of depression not only cause a person to feel bad emotionally, but can create a sense of physical pain as well. The overall condition placing one in the position of just trying to endure lift without any real sense of joy or peace. Though a person in depression may feel and seem to feel nothing emotionally, the underlying emotional burden is both great and widespread throughout an individual’s life.
The convoluted emotional load of a person in depression is all from a self-defeating mentality.
Some examples are:
- A mood of having a loss of self-control
- Feeling overwhelmed by one’s environment
- A sense of not having enough
- A limiting belief that life is not working
- Feeling lost and not knowing where to go next
- Seeming stuck in a place in life
- A loss of confidence in a person’s own abilities
- Feeling alone and without connection
- A lack of hope
- Confused thinking
- Loss of enjoyment
- Often rapidly changing emotions. A person may become tearful, anxious, guilty and more almost moment by moment.
Is depression a chemical imbalance or a product of inherited DNA?
We think absolutely not!
It has, however, become a chemical solution. The dispersion of antidepressant has grown more than any other drug in history. The resulting problem is another kind of addiction. Mainly because the antidepressants do not correct or cure the issue, they just numb the mind and body.
By understanding how depression works; what it needs to sustain itself, then you start to gain power over darkness and hope starts to sprout again.
I have been specialty training and developed an approach to treating depression that is centered on getting you feeling better quickly.
The initial step we will do together is to ensure you have an understanding of why you are feeling this way. We will discover the areas of your life that create levels of stress, which lead to physical as well as mental exhaustion.
Then we will quickly work to help you feel better through doing techniques of deep relaxation with you. This prepares your brain to learn, because depression, as you have noticed, makes it seem impossible to pay attention and retain information.
After that first session, my goal is that you feel better than you have in a long time.
Depression may have made you feel hopeless.
But there is hope, and I think I can help, so please give me a call on 903-759-2947 and I can tell you anything else you need to know.
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We look forward to working with you.