Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self?
Depression is often called, “the common cold of mental illness.” More than 60% of the American population will experience depression. It follows, therefore, that there is a huge pharmacological industry addressing the problem of depression. However, while seven medicines may give a certain amount of relief to about 30% of the population, there is no pill that can cure depression. But there are tools that you can learn and use to conquer, avoid and even cure depression. I have seen that happen.
All of the emotions that are associated with depression, such as sadness, anger, frustration, jealousy, etc. are all associated with specific types of thoughts. Recently I spoke to a young woman whose boss told her, “you are supposed to be an experienced professional and you should not be making stupid mistakes like that!” When my client heard that from her boss she began to say to herself, “I’m so stupid. I am such a loser.” As you can imagine, those thoughts triggered feelings of depression. By working with her to change her belief in those automatic and unwanted thoughts and to replace those thoughts with more positive and encouraging beliefs we were able to banish depression from her heart.
In our work together we will analyze how certain events in your life trigger thoughts that either create or maintain depressive feelings. Using the TEAM structure we will have available for us more than 100 different methods that we can use to attack the depressive thoughts and emotions.