How To Overcome Depression

Do you have feelings of sadness and hopelessness, problems sleeping or are you experiencing a loss of energy and interest in daily activities? Feeling sad or having mood swings are just normal reactions to the ups and downs of life that everybody experiences. But if emptiness, worthlessness, and helplessness have taken hold of your life and will not go away, you may be suffering from depression.

Most often, depression interferes with one’s daily life and causes distress for both you and those who care about you. It makes it tough to function and enjoy your day-to-day life. You can no longer work, study, eat, sleep and enjoy life like you once did. Some even experience depression that is like living in “a black hole”.

It’s your automatic dysfunctional thinking that perpetuates your depression. It keeps you in a downwards spiral of negative thoughts about yourself and the world around you. With the guidance of your therapist, you will learn that these negative thoughts are not reality. Rather, they are dysfunctional beliefs about yourself and your life and are something that can be replaced with more realistic and healthier ways of thinking.

Learn coping strategies, so that you eventually will be able to face previously feared situations without getting anxious or feeling depressed. The focus of the therapy is not on the past and what caused your depression symptoms. Your therapist will work on making you feel better about yourself, here and now — and in the future.

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Psychotherapist, Speaker, Coach, and Author of “Backbone Power The Science of Saying No”