Depression is a common psychological symptom amongst all ages in Australian society.
- Do you feel dragged down, empty, without much hope?
- Is there little meaning in your life and you feel stuck?
- Do you want out, had enough, can’t be bothered?
What is depression?
Depression is a debilitating condition that ruins a persons ability to live their life happily.
- loss of meaning in life
- loss of hope about the future
- the breakdown of relationships
- poor work performance
- less mobility and weight gain
- brooding over things from the past
- lack of emotion and feeling
- drinking more alcohol or drug use
Any of these symptoms can be signs of depression. They can stem right back to childhood and now impact on a person’s life. These experiences include feeling unwanted, undeserving, unloved as a child. They can include being sexually abused and physically assaulted as a child. They can be centred around being abandoned, shamed, smothered or demanded too much of.
All of these experiences ‘get held in the body’. There is no where else for them to go. They are stored until there is an opportunity to express the emotional content which they contain. Often this is not until well into adulthood when a person cannot continue in their present state. For some people this never happens. Sadly, depression can lead to suicide. Sadly, some people never break free from the shackles and live a depressed and tortured life. But it can be different. Change is possible.
What can we do?
The therapist must know how to mobilize life in the person’s body. Depression cannot be cured ‘in the head’. The stored emotional content must be released and the body set free. This allows the natural states of joy and contentment to re-emerge, for the movement towards fulfilment and healthy happy relationships to return.
If you think you are depressed and would like to speak to Greig. Email or call Greig on 0412 099 382. Medicare rebates apply.