Depression & Anxiety
If you are human, and I assume that you are, you have experienced both depression and anxiety. There is nothing unusual about occasional feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or guilt; of anxiety, fear, or uncertainty. Our moods fluctuate because we are experiencing life... all the time. But if the sadness becomes pervasive, or you cannot seem to get out of bed, or you can't seem to sleep; or you are feeling suicidal, worthless, irritable and it is not going away after 2 weeks time, then it would be a good idea to see a therapist.
While what your depression and/or anxiety signals about your particular experience is unknown as of yet, I can help you discover it. I often see depression as MUD, mud that has gathered on top of a geyser, in such a way as to block your vitality. I often see anxiety as something like STATIC, getting in the way of someone seeing clearly the true picture of thing.
Both depression and anxiety can be chemically based, for sure. If that is the case for you, we can discuss what it might mean for you to go on medication for a season. But overall, depression and/or anxiety from a depth psychological perspective is a soul crying out about significant loss. It's as if the MUD and STATIC of various hard experiences piled on and now you are stuck.
I will come along side you to identify the various aspects of this, and help break up the ground, and till the soil so that new life can emerge from the darkness and fear.
The Soul in Depression, Parker Palmer/Andrew Solomon/Anita Barrows - On Being with Krista Tippett
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?, Jean M. Twenge - The Atlantic
The Ancient Greeks’ 6 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Change Your Life), Roman Krznaric - YES! Magazine
Marital Advice No One Gives You, Alexis Kanda-Olmstead - Blogger