Depression affects people in varying degrees, and can range from feeling like you have the blues through to moderate and severe depression. Depression affects a person’s thoughts and therefore their feelings and subsequently their behaviour. Help for depression usually begins with a look at the symptoms so a diagnosis can be made by a suitable health professional. There are many different symptoms of depression from feeling numb and emotionless, feeling no joy in once enjoyable experiences, feeling fatigued and irritable, insomnia, headaches, difficulty concentrating, lack of motivation, little appetite, lowered libido, weight loss or weight gain through to breaking down crying frequently.
Bob Proctor stated that depression is anger turned inwards, there certainly seems to be evidence that depression is linked to past events that have taken their toll on the person. A good place to begin with depression can be to look at how long you have felt depressed for or if you have been prone to bouts of depression when did you first become aware of feeling depressed? What was going on in your life at that time? Often an event such as the death of a loved one or the loss of your job or the break up of a relationship can be pin pointed. Often it can be a series of events. Help for depression with EFT Tapping would tend to begin at this point, in other words the event(s) that preceded the depression.
What else can you do to relieve depression?
Other self help tools for depression include thirty minutes of movement a day. This can be in the form of cycling, running, swimming, brisk walking, an aerobics class. Fifteen minutes a day or relaxation or meditation. Keep up with a good nutritious diet and get adequate sleep. Indulge yourself in some healthy pleasures such as going to the movies, a meal with friends, a walk on the beach – even if you don’t enjoy these it can still be worth doing. One of the issues with depression is you lack the motivation to do anything but doing anything is better than doing nothing. What sorts of conversation do you have with yourself? Are you always putting yourself down, berating yourself. Turn those thoughts around and look for what’s good rather than what’s bad. Do you have a plan of action, a personal goal to work towards? If not develop one and work out small steps to achieving that goal. Find a trusted friend to buddy up with so you can hold each other accountable. Start a gratitude journal and every morning and last thing at night write down all the things you have to be grateful for and read it out loud even if it doesn’t feel true.
When it comes to Tapping therapy and help for depression, I’ve found it to be a very useful tool to help clients cope better and get life back on track as quickly as possible.
It doesn’t have to be this way! Contact me today to get started getting your life back on track with Tapping Therapy either ‘in person’ or via Skype or phone from the comfort of your home.