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This page offers ideas for depression self help from a holistic, energy healing approach. The ideas here are intended to be used as a complement to, not a substitute for, medical and/or psychological treatment.
I've gone through several major depressions in my life, so my heart really went out to him.
Most of us go through bleak periods at some point. Sometimes it's sadness or part of a mourning process, sometimes it's a long, tough patch in our life, or sometimes it's actually clinical depression.
When we're in these hopeless phases, they can seem all-encompassing. However, there ARE ways to shift the energy and feel better.
Energetically, what causes depression? You'll find different interpretations of this from different healers and sensitives. Generally, I think the energetic causes of depression fall into the general categories of
More specifically, here are some of the energetic phenomena that I think can contribute to or cause depression and despair. Some of them are related or over-lapping.
As you can see just from my list, there are plenty of possible energetic causes of depression. And of course, all of these can be precipitated or worsened by circumstances in the outside world, such as trauma or loss, long-term difficulties, chronic physical pain, long-term stress, surgery or injury, certain illnesses, long-term lack of light (SAD disorder), diet and individual genetics.
People inclined toward an alternative health approach often resist conventional, pharmaceutical medications such as anti-depressants. If you're experiencing a major depression, I encourage you not to rule out anything. I suggest that you do what works to help you stop suffering, without any apology for it. Take anti-depressants if you need to. There's no good reason to suffer unnecessarily.
Whether or not you are diagnosed as having a clinical depression, and whatever therapies you decide to use, I also encourage you to try some energy healing approaches.
Stay aware that your client may be in a vulnerable state and easily influenced by your actions, words, and even thoughts -- so keep them positive. Scrupulously maintain "unconditional positive regard."
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