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Top Ten Tips for Coping with and Healing Depression…

Have you ever had days where you didn’t want to get out of bed? Days where you felt that you had nothing else left to give? You are not alone…

USA Statistics report that depression and manic depression strike one woman in every five and one man in ten, at least once in their lives… An estimated six to seven percent of adolescents in the US suffer from some form of depressive illness… Depression is classified as a physical illness of both body and mind… At the present time, depression is conventionally treated with medications, commonly known as antidepressants… Psychotherapy. Acupuncture, Behavioral Therapy, changes in diet and lifestyle, Counseling and even electro convulsive therapy are also accepted and commonly used treatments…

Coping with Depression Beyond the Clinical Approach…

We need to first of all be clear that there is a real difference between someone who feels constantly tired, lethargic, unable to function, gains or loses weight, cannot sleep or concentrate, experiences memory loss, feels stuck and even suicidal and the person who is simply sensitive to the trials and tribulations of life and has the blues…

In my experience as a Therapist/Healer and Psychic/Sensitive, I have found that depressed people who have been battling depression for long or short periods of time, have similarities…

These similarities include sensitivity, creativity and intelligence… They often display personalities that have not truly found their niche… A deep sense of unexpressed anger and resentment at feeling unable to express themselves creatively and take real control of their lives is also often present, αccompanied by a sense of helplessness and hopelessness… Depressed people feel that their idealism, individuality and dreams are not reflected in society or in their own lives… They are people that have not yet found themselves or their way and are exhausted emotionally and spiritually as they continue to accept less than what they want or need from life…

Isn’t it time for us to look at depression in more depth and not only from a clinical point of view? Might we agree that we each have a responsibility to understand ourselves more fully and realize that – despite labels, categories or medical definitions – we are each unique individuals?

As anyone who has experienced it knows, one does not simply “snap out” of depression… Help is most definitely needed in one form or another…

Please use the following tips along with any other healing modalities you may be already using or thinking about using and you can absolutely begin the successful climb out of the deep abyss of what is a depressive state…

  1. Think and wear color… Choose colors that make you feel good and which give you a lift.. Yellow, orange, green, white, purple, pink and blue are good choices…. Try to avoid wearing and say no to sinking into black…
  2. Follow this simple meditation from my book “The Essence of Self Healing”, it takes only a few minutes… Try using it daily… Imagine that you are surrounded by, bathing in and floating in your favorite color, light and energy…  You can alternatively choose whichever color you feel you need in this moment… Take long, slow, deep breaths from the bottom of your stomach and imagine that you are breathing that color, light and energy all through your body until you feel full… Remember, it’s not necessary to see the color in vivid detail in your mind; just the basic outline and feeling is fine… Even thinking just the name of the color is enough! Just a few minutes doing this exercise can give you a real and lasting lift…
  3. Express yourself! Feelings first, thoughts second… Talk to someone, even your own reflection in a mirror, or write things down… Find other creative ways to express yourself too… Crying and expressing feelings of anger, pain and despair in a safe, comfortable, space, can really bring real and great relief…
  4. Self soothe.., Massage, love and nurture your body… Touch yourself in loving ways… Allow yourself to feel good!
  5. For every negative thought that you have, follow it with a higher Positive Thought! Repeat positive and powerful words and phrases such as “I love myself completely without condition” and “I am a free and powerful being”… Use and be inspired by my “Positive Thought Cards”! You can also write your own positive affirmations… Use them often…
  6. Move your body! Make time for 30 minutes of exercise in some form, every single day,.. Even if it’s just for a walk… Walking can in fact be, in many ways, the absolutely perfect form of exercise… Make the effort, even if/when you don’t feel like it…
  7. Ask for and accept help from others… Know that depression does have a beginning, middle and an end… You can come through it… See depression as a small slice of a big pie… It is just the slice that you happen to be focused on and feel struck in right now… But know that all the rest of that pie is still there to live, taste and experience…
  8. Build up your self-esteem daily even in small ways… Listen to uplifting music, find something that makes you smile, get plenty of fresh air and light each day…
  9. Cut down an alcohol, meat and animal products, sugar, stimulants and processed food… Get back to wholesome basics. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains and drink plenty of room temperature water…
  10. Allow yourself to sleep! Take each day as it comes… Don’t try to solve all problems in one day! Break patterns, habits and routines… Change your thinking to expect the best and the unexpected!

It is important to know, and so I am saying it again, that even in your darkest, deepest moments, you are not alone… Millions of other people are sharing your same experience… Remember that depression needs a gentle and growing awareness of who you are and what you need, rather than simply denial… “Putting the past behind you” and “keeping positive” are not going to cut it… In your darkest moments, you are journeying not only through depression but also through the unknown within yourself… There is life before and after depression and one day you may well look back and realize the immense value of the experience…

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Petrene Soames

Top World Psychic, Medium, Healer, Teacher, Self Healing & Paranormal Expert, Author...

If you need help with any of the ideas or issues raised in this article, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Petrene has been successfully bringing awareness and helping people put their lives back together for over 40 years… As a Top World Psychic and Healer, her expert, unique and powerful techniques and psychic awareness are unsurpassed… She can bring you all the answers that you need, empowering and helping you to cut through decades of pain and years of therapy… read more

World Top Psychic Petrene Soames

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Did you know that Petrene Soames is also the Author of three amazing Self Help books and “The Positive Thought Cards”?

Written with warmth, charm and profound insights, they are invaluable tools and a must have addition to everyone’s Self Healing toolkits…

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