Depression Help from a Alternative, Holistic Psychologist
Natural Depression Treatment Question
am severely depressed and do not want to take Prozac or any other drug. What
would you suggest? Anonymous
Natural Depression Treatment Answer
Depression is not a Prozac deficiency, nor is it a St. John's Wort
deficiency. Both of these may alter your mood temporary, but neither
of them addresses the source of the depression. The herb
is far superior to the drug because it works naturally with the
body to achieve relief.
recommend using anything external to help you feel more alive, while
you begin the process of discovering the root cause of your depression.
When you are
in the middle of depression, it is hard to see anything else.
It weighs you down and you cannot move. I know the state-- being
in bed and not being able to get out and do anything.
One of the first things you need to do is fully
experience the reality of your body and energy. Feel the heavy
energy and listen to your thoughts. Fully experience
the depressed state, so that you can recognize depression as different
from other psychological states. Do not confuse depression with authentic sadness. They are different energy states.
is a state of mind; it is not a feeling state.
a study on their wonderful students and found 90% of the time
they thought bad thoughts about themselves. I know you cannot
compare these Harvard students to the rest of us, they think much
more highly of themselves than we do!
However, this study gives you an idea of what you might be thinking!! Bad thoughts
about yourself 90% of the time!
is a mental state which results from blocking your natural, normal,
real feelings over the course of many, many years. The only way
you can block your feeling, emotions is to stop and think. This
stopping and thinking inhibits your healthy energy.
you had your leg in a tight knot for 10 years and you didn't let
it move naturally and normally. You would have to work hard to
keep your foot from kicking, dancing and relaxing.
After 10 years,
your leg would be inhibited at every level, from
your bones to your chemistry, from your nerves to your brain cells.
Your leg would be useless and numb.
great effort, patience, and practice to get your leg back to normal. Depression is the same. After inhibiting your normal feelings,
emotions for years, it feels as though your normal feelings, emotions
will never again be normal and healthy and vibrant.
Anyone who has ever had a leg, arm, or finger
in a cast can quickly understand what depressed energy feels like
when it is trying to return to life. It hurts.
I know, some
of you are saying, "But, I already feel my feelings and emotions.
I feel too much. I am too sensitive."
is a stuck, numb, no feeling, non emotional place.
When your energy is depressed, you are in a state where you are
avoiding the nasty thoughts you have about yourself. You have
depressed yourself. And you are avoiding your authentic hurt and
bad feelings about yourself.
On the other hand, authentic
hurt feelings, have healthy energy which moves.
Hurt feelings heal your broken heart. To learn more about the
difference between depressed
energy and healthy, hurt feelings study, the emotional health guide, "Opening
the Heart," available as audio or ebook.
much energy and effort it takes for little boys and little girls
to stop themselves from crying when their feelings have been hurt.
Imagine how this inhibition has effected your chemistry, hormones and nervous
system over the course of one year, much less thirty years or
a lot of energy to depress, repress, or avoid your real feelings. You must think
thousands of thoughts to inhibit your natural, free-flowing feelings and
Judgmental, nasty thoughts are used to inhibit your emotions-- your thoughts make you right, wrong, good,
bad. When you think these negative thoughts over and over again,
they become beliefs. These false beliefs tie up your natural free-flowing
energy so your energy becomes depressed.
thoughts paralyze you into stagnant energy so you become heavy and
depressed. My friend and teacher, Jack Swartz would say your energy
becomes "like molasses."
is energy that is stagnant, heavy, tense, dark, black and thick.
Feel your depression and begin to recognize this heavy, mental
state so you can move out of your depressed state.
to remember is to notice if you are thinking or feeling. People
think they are feeling and they are not. Depression is created
and maintained by thoughts, not feelings or emotions.
Once you start
to feel your real feelings, you will quickly move into the real hurt.
The direct experience of hurt naturally leads to your emotional
and physical energy flowing. This emotional and physical energy
flowing naturally leads to health and happiness.
hurt and stay with your emotional energy until it transforms, just like you would
do with a leg that's been hurt. The third audio in the Opening the Heart series is called, "When You're Hutting..." It is made to help you stay in the authentic sadness and release it.
You will know that you are in a feeling state because you will feel better. You always feel better after a good cry. However, when you are thinking or numb, you stay depressed and nothing changes.
Life is full
of joy, hurt, pleasure and excitement. Say goodbye to depression by reducing your negative
thoughts and anxiety and welcoming your emotions and feelings.
Need help moving out of depressed energy? Ready to say goodbye to depression?
Check out the two helpful resources below.
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Jeanette, 1999. Revised, 2007.