What is Depression?
Many of us will survive mundane days that seem harder than others. While occasional sadness is normal; clinical or major depression is an illness that can affect many aspects of a person’s day-to-day life. A person struggling with depression, can have sadness that can be so debilitating or overwhelming. When depression is present, there (deep in the subconscious) are emotions like guilt and worthlessness, with supporting despair anchors or limiting belief(s). Daily tasks are an uphill battle; isolation or disconnection from friends and family is common. Major depressive disorder can linger for weeks before a mild reset occurs. Depression has many common symptoms, such as:
Brain fog, poor concentration
A loss of interest in most everything, life seems stale
Bullied by hopelessness, worthlessness
Lack of restful sleep
Unhealthy changes in appetite
Physical & emotional aches and pains
“Will to Die” or “No Will to Live Energies”
Depression is commonplace. The National Institute of Mental Health states:
17.3 million adults in the U.S. have experienced major depression at least once in their life
That equates to 7.1 percent of all adults living in the U.S.
Today, Psychology has listed depression into five major classifications, they are as follows:
Clinical or Major Depressive Disorder
Persistent Depressive Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder
What is Depression Counseling?
Today there is good news when it comes to depression. The good news is there are several choices of counseling approaches to those who suffer from depression. Main stream approaches include:
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Again, there are many different forms of counseling or therapy available when it comes to depression counseling. There is interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), social skills therapy, psychodynamic therapy, supportive counseling, behavioral activation, and problem-solving therapy, etc.
In addition to the above there are viable alternative approaches as well, such as
Interactive psychology with spiritual counseling solutions (conscious mind approach)
Interactive energy psychology (subconscious mind approach)
Also, a combination of the above, in order to tend to the whole person
Since there are many different counseling options available, it can take time to find the right one that works for you. The introductory assessment at Simply Grace can be a great place to start and put you on the path to exploring our service options to help your depression.
Help for a Person Suffering from Depression:
First of all, we at Simply Grace Counseling in Alpharetta make no claims to heal a person from the disease of depression. We can help the client work to move past depression in a healthy, productive and lasting way. Our approach works with the person as a whole; Spirit, soul and body. We define soul as mind, will, feelings and emotions. We help them by:
- Seeing and perceiving depression differently
Identifying depression’s location can limit its power and control
- Emotions are energy and powerful (mood altering)
Seeing the energy behind the depression and that it can be
moved out or properly dealt with
Identifying and moving any energetic imbalances out
- Seeing and perceiving themselves differently
Identifying your unique and authentic self
Is there a part that has never been depressed?
(healthy boundaries observed & applied)
Is there unrealized power in being authentic?
- Identifying, breaking the power of and rewriting your Personal Belief System (PBS)
Science says it is possible to re-wire the brain
Scripture says renew the mind (Rom:12-2)
- Learning and relearning to maintain a state of balance
Practice affirming truths
Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
- Guides to other ways of creating & maintaining a healthy lifestyle
These positive lifestyle changes include exercise, healthy/adequate social engagement, eating well, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress.
Alternative Counseling Summary
Simply Grace offers hope and help for someone who suffers from depression.
Freedom from emotional imbalances or obsessive negative thoughts is possible. With this freedom comes the gift of lasting peace.
Call Simply Grace Counseling in Alpharetta today. 678-965-4055