Use life coaching to overcome depression & find your passions again.
There is so much scientific and non-scientific information on depression, what causes it and how to recover from it. It can be overwhelming to try and get your head round!
If, like me at one time, you consider this too much then consider this. It is a general consensus that Depression is brought on by stress either a specific event or a series of events, which has led to a build up of an unhappy situation.
So what does that tell us? It tells us that anyone with this problem has a lifestyle that is not in balance and this is causing a great deal of unhappiness. This means symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic attacks etc. The key to helping this person is to identify the cause of that stress and enable them to move on in their lives and not have it. So its not really so complicated and daunting, is it?
What was that about depression being something we have for life? Well, maybe some people do have depression all their lives; but I wasn’t one of them and I strongly recommend that you don’t be either. It’s really not necessary! You don’t have to be depressed; it's not a bug, you can’t catch it and you don’t have to have it.
What you do have to do is change aspects of your life, find out what makes you happy and do it. Life coaching is great for that. Pick someone who really understands where you are at (and/or depression) and can help you make those changes in small steps and give you the encouragement that you need.
The key to overcoming depression is to confront your unhappiness and give yourself permission to make the necessary changes to be happy again. Does that sound too simple? Because it really is that simple. You created your current situation and you can therefore change it. A life coach will motivate, encourage, structure and help you work through any challenges you face in doing this. But the decision to make that change is ultimately yours.
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Lorna Payne - LMP TherapyNovember 7th, 2017