Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, here are three techniques to help a person suffering from major depressive disorder.
I’m well aware that no test could ever possibly understand 100% of who we are as. We are all a result of many confounding and complex factors. But I do believe these tests are valuable in providing us tools to better understand ourselves.
The Miracle question is an interesting technique used in Solution Focused Therapy that helps a therapist guide the sessions for a client. It’s also something useful to try out with yourself.
But the Cheshire cat had a very good point: tell me where you want to go, otherwise, I’ll tell you where you go. Basically, life will decide for you if you don’t decide for yourself.
Most suicidal people do not want to die, they simply cannot live with the pain anymore. Do not underestimate your ability to help someone.
It’s important to remember that we got through the most difficult times in our past. We’re still here. It’s so empowering to recount the difficult paths we’ve been forced to take.
For me, feeling grounded is being connected to my ‘true’ self and being fully engaged in the present moment.
Isn’t that interesting? The past is just a story we tell ourselves.
We hold on to so many things that cause us unnecessary pain, stress, and suffering.
There is simply no way of having a meaningful career, or a loving relationship, or just being a regular human without feeling some level of negative emotions. If we hide from them now, there will always be a new opportunity for them to come back again. Facing difficult emotions is a fundamental part of healing.