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After a long summer and a mild autumn we have finally come to our first newsletter of the year. We are covering a topic close to our hearts...
We hear the word ‘Depression’ used a lot these days. When we think about depression we consider a whole range of negative thoughts and feelings from sadness to hopelessness and despair. If we haven’t felt like this ourselves then we doubtless know someone who has or is feeling this way.
If the cause of depressed mood is a specific external event such as the death or serious illness of a loved one or if it arises following childbirth then these thoughts and feelings are usually temporary with a natural timespan.   
 
However depression may be more entrenched; self-loathing, worthlessness, hopelessness and despair can be, or can become, a perpetual state, often triggered by day-to-day events.  Lethargy, weight loss or gain, disturbed sleep patterns may accompany the resulting loss of enjoyment or interest in life.
What can trigger depression?

Various life events may lead us into depression such as redundancy, unemployment, retirement, financial problems, relations issues particularly romantic rejections, physical injury, illness and even some medication for some.
 
Upbringing can be a major contribution to depression for some of us, influencing how we feel or think about ourselves and how we react to our environment.
It may have been safer growing up not to communicate or depend on others, to stay below the radar and be non-confrontational. We may have had to take on the responsibility as a child for a depressed parent or had a parent who was responsible materialistically but ‘absent’.
 
A controlling, dominant parent can suppress a child’s will and individuality so there is a no clear sense of self, resulting in disempowerment and disconnection.
Long-term depression may stem back to adolescence or early adulthood, sometimes beginning with anxiety, even in childhood. Certain character traits such as perfectionism and self criticism may dispose us to depression. It can be difficult for us to break down the barrier of our perceived limitations and to ignore the stream of thoughts of our inadequacy.
Self-blaming knocks confidence. The tendency in a depressed state to withdraw from the world only compounds our feelings of loneliness and sense of disconnection. We may feel helpless, empty, without value and without purpose.

There is a feeling of suffering alone, of not being understood nor supported and often a real sense of darkness and heaviness. In situations like this it is very difficult to reach out for help.

‘I just want the pain to stop. I just want to be heard.’

The homeopathic consultation is a safe and secure place to be heard. Homeopathy considers each person as an individual, taking into account their own unique story, the circumstances and causation of their own depression whether it’s grief from bereavement, loss of job, financial struggles or a more life long-long feeling of low self worth, hopelessness and self loathing.  The particular homeopathic remedy prescribed will be given on an individual basis.

 
Apathy. Indifference. Flat. What’s the point?

In a depressed state it is near impossible to start talking about our thoughts and feelings. It is very difficult to use language to express intimate hurts.

BCST is like psychotherapy for our body.
Through the listening hands of the practitioner our body gets a chance to express itself without any judgement. It can help us to feel a change in our mindset, emotion and tension. This can prepare us to feel more comfortable to start talking.

Homeopathy and BCST work at an energetic level so can be used at the same time as taking pharmaceutical medications without interference.

Massage can also be very therapeutic for our mindbody. Both the Ayurvedic and the Mayofacsial Release Massage are gentle, nourishing and resourcing therapies which can help in the alleviation of depression.
'The Ones who notice the storms in your eyes, the silence in your voice and the heaviness in your heart are the ones you need to let in.’
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