uses psychological methods to ‘treat’
mental or emotional disorders and other
is a stigma attached to depression and psychotherapy
, which I (Sleepydust
Editor and long-time CFS sufferer)
don’t quite understand.
think that by admitting that you are depressed,
or worse – by actually going
to therapy – you’re admitting
weakness. You’re just a weak person
and that's that.
well I thoroughly disagree!
Weakness Or Strength?
all too easy to ignore your depression
and to pretend it’s not there.
all too easy to carry on as ‘normal’
– even if you’re dismally unhappy
and feel like you’re silently drowning
takes a much stronger, braver person
to admit and accept that they are depressed
and need help.
is so important that I’ll say it again:
takes a much stronger,
braver person to admit
and accept that they are
depressed and need help.
Of It Like This...
of your mind like a ball of wool –
a very tangled, knotted ball of wool (your
thoughts, memories, ways of coping and your
feelings). And you have boxing gloves on
(your ability to see yourself and your situation
you took that knotty ball of wool and tried
to make something out of it, you’d
come to an abrupt stop pretty soon because:
there are huge tangles and knots in it (your
negative thoughts, memories, ways of coping
and your feelings) - so many that you don't
know where to start,
you have huge boxing gloves on! Doh!
what if someone comes along and helps you
to unravel this ball of wool?
who doesn’t have boxing gloves on,
but comes along with tools to unravel the
knots and tangles (or in other words, someone
who can take a step back and see things
clearly instead of fumbling around in despair).
root of our depression is often so personal
– so delicate – so complicated
- that we often can’t see things clearly
enough in our heads to unravel our thoughts,
memories and feelings. It’s almost
like… we’re too close to it.
close for comfort. Too close to see the
who’s trained... someone who can give
us an objective point of view
– someone who can gently guide
us and ask the right questions
in order to help us make sense of
all – we go to school to learn how
to write a sentence, add up, identify the
parts of the body...
we aren’t taught how to deal with
our thoughts and feelings. We aren’t
a great online PSYCHOTHERAPY
service that you might find interesting.
You can have sessions via email,
telephone, or Instant Messaging (real-time
chat sessions on your computer, where you
type instead of talk).
here to find out more about this online
how PSYCHOTHERAPY might change your life...
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