Depression is a term widely used in these times.
It is common for us to feel low, sad, despondent and unmotivated. Our mind is not always our best friend either. I’m sure you’ve heard:
- Don’t bother trying, you know you will only stuff it up.
- You can’t do that
- You fail at everything
- You shouldn’t wear that
- You don’t look right
- You can’t you just …
- They can do it why can’t I.
- It’s no use me trying
And the list goes on. Often it is never ending.
The thoughts swirl round and round in our heads sometimes we give in and give up.
Robyn approaches this challenge from a different perspective. A skill development perspective.
By understanding how our mind operates we can regain control and resurrect our lives.
By the way, did you know to be clinically depressed is to have a consistent low mood for a period of at least 3 weeks?
Often what we call depression is not but is a normal and reasonable aspect of life, after all if we didn’t experience a low mood we would know what it is to be happy, excited or feel loved.
Signs of clinical depression can be:
- Becoming isolated from family and friends
- Loss of interest in this you used to enjoy
- Loss of appetite or increase in appetite
- Poor sleep or spending all day / large stints of time in bed
- Poor personal hygiene
- Increase in tobacco or alcohol use
- Fracturing & break down of relationships
Crossroads Counselling can help.