Depression sucks. When we’re feeling depressed, it can sometimes be pretty overwhelming that we can’t find a way out.
The thing is, we all go through ups and downs in our mood and sadness is just a normal reaction to life’s challenges and disappointments. A lot of people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is a lot more than just sadness. Some people describe it as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. On the other hand, some depressed people don’t feel anything at all; instead they feel numb, lifeless, empty, and apathetic. It’s quite common for men to feel angry, aggressive, or restless.
Whatever the symptoms, depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting. It can be pretty intense.
Wherever you are on the depressed scale, it’s likely that you might be experiencing some of these
- you can’t sleep or you sleep too much
- you find it hard to concentrate
- you feel totally hopeless and helpless
- your negative thoughts spiral out of control
- you have lost your appetite or you can’t stop eating
- you are more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual
- your addictive behaviours (drinking, drugs etc) might be on the increased
- you have thoughts that life is not worth living (seek help immediately if this is the case)
This session will not cure long-term depression, but is designed instead to relieve the intense feelings that accompany those times when we are feeling depressed.
Depression arises as a result of an accumulation of a lot of life stresses and strains that we continue to carry, so in order to recover successfully from depression, it’s important to work on these contributory factors with a qualified professional on a one-to-one basis. We often work with people to help them with feeling of depression and if this is the kind of support that you feel you need, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
However, in the meantime this audio session will help you to carry on when at times you’d rather go back to bed.
This audio treatment is delivered by Chris Milbank and Alexia Leachman and runs for 49 minutes.
*Illustrations are for illustrative purposes only.