When I’m in the depth of depression, I get thoughts that are, at other times, completely alien to me. They don’t make sense, intellectually, and yet they feel completely true and convincing. Here’s a glimpse of the kind of thoughts that go through my mind at that time…
I’ve been trying to deal with my state of mind for a few months now, but somehow my brain seems to be immune to my efforts. If there is little I can ‘do’, what other options do I have?
Adrenaline is a hormone that can give us access to our reserves of energy in emergency situations. Yet, when most of our lives end up feeling like an emergency, those reserves get depleted and the adrenaline becomes addictive.
We often think we have a pretty good idea of the future ahead based on our experiences of the past. But sometimes, that future becomes really unclear. How does that make us feel? And how can we respond?
When have you worked enough? When have you ‘earned’ the right to take some rest? Are you weak if you just can’t manage to keep up with the day-to-day rhythm? I was forced to look at some of these questions, through my own very personal lens.
Dragons have always fascinated me. I grew up celebrating Michaelmas ever year, and still do at my children’s school, but last year I also formed a personal connection to the idea of dragons and found out what they could mean for me.
Over time, I’ve come to recognise some of the signs that precede depression. Last week I noticed myself feeling angry, a lot, for seemingly no reason. My therapy session yesterday helped uncover a bit of what was underneath.
How can you make the best use of your time, and your money, when going to a coach or therapist? Do you have any say in the matter?
When I shut down in fear, and completely freeze up, what am I really thinking? What’s my self-talk like? And how did I discover it?
My last therapy session involved the technique of EMDR. Diving deep into difficult emotions has left me physically exhausted, but mentally more at ease than I had been before.