"The dark night of the soul is a journey into light, a journey from your darkness into the strength and hidden resources of your soul." - Carolyn Myss
Is Unexplained Sadness, Anger, or Resentment Complicating Your Life?
Don’t let depression dominate your life!
Depression can sneak up on you insidiously, without warning, leaving you feeling lost, helpless, and facing uncertainty alone. It can also be the result of major life events such as:
· The arrival of a new baby (Postpartum Depression)
· The loss of a job or house
· Other big life events such as divorce or a bereavement
· Traumas including surgical operations and accidents
· Changes in the seasons (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
The symptoms that unite all forms of depression usually include one or more of:
· Tiredness & lethargy
· Short temper
You’re likely to be wondering how you started to think and feel like this. What’s caused you to lose that happy and contented approach to life and start getting down on yourself, leading to struggles at work, home, or school?
Perhaps you’ve noticed that when you wake up in the mornings you’re lacking that vitality to get up and go. Your body’s battery seems to be running on empty all day, and it’s impacting your relationships and your self-worth. Random aches and pains that defy explanation are also taking a physical and mental toll. And now others are starting to notice that you’re not yourself. You’re not as sociable or as talkative as you used to be. They’re probably even calling on you to fight whatever’s gotten hold of you, all of this well-intended motivational advice merely serving to compound your problems.
You’re not alone and you can get help with depression
Depression is something that affects many people, and it often shows up without a reason. This is because clinical depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Some of us can even inherit the genes that make us more likely to suffer from depression from our relatives, so it’s definitely a clinical condition and therefore not something you should ever be embarrassed about seeking help to overcome.
A problem shared…
That old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ certainly rings true when it comes to depression. While talking about your symptoms and experiences might be the last thing your exhausted mind and body feel like doing, it’s actually one of the best ways to treat your condition, especially if you’re interacting with a skilled Daybreak Depression Therapist.
Our therapists are here to help you manage the debilitating symptoms that can accompany depression, symptoms that stop you living your life to the full.
Psychotherapy for Depression and the Daybreak Difference
Our experts will do more than just seek to find the causes of your depression. Utilizing the latest therapy models, they’ll change the relationship you have with the thoughts that are driving your depressive state. It’s an approach that asks you to accept and not avoid your thoughts and feelings, and will give you an action plan that will cast light into the darkest recesses of your mind, taking the fear out of the most frightening elements of depression.
We’ll also increase your awareness of the triggers in your life that provoke the dark thoughts and moments that can lead to negativity, and arm you with coping tools and strategies that will help keep those bad experiences at bay.
‘Naming’ your feelings and experiences is just one of the methods we’ll help you master to combat your symptoms. And we’ll ensure you’re well informed about the theory, history and science behind depression, leaving you in no doubt that it’s a medical condition for which you should seek treatment and not something you need ever be ashamed about.
How Therapy at Daybreak Can Alleviate Your Depression
Something as deep seated as depression takes time to treat, but our approach to your wellbeing will see us focus on showing you how to get the best out of life whatever stage of your treatment you’re at.
Acceptance and mindfulness will form the bedrock of the approach, enabling you to experience meaningful change however unpleasant your thoughts and feelings. You’ll also be encouraged to take small yet important steps that will gradually improve your symptoms, whether it’s treating yourself to something simple that will brighten your day, such as buying a bunch of flowers for the kitchen window sill, or giving the lounge a spring clean. The ultimate goal being to give you the confidence and tools you need to cope with those times you feel sad, and to show you there is hope for the future and scope to start thinking and feeling positive about life again.
Get help with depression, however long you’ve suffered
Much of depression is based on how you think about yourself and how those thoughts can be misleading. Daybreak can show you how to make small but significant changes to the way you think that will enable you to experience remarkable changes over time. Whether you’re suffering from your first bout of depression, or are experiencing another episode, our counseling and therapy sessions will shine a fresh light of hope on your life.
You may have tried therapy before, but you haven’t tried Therapy at Daybreak
Our clinicians are all highly qualified and fully trained experts who know what it takes to treat depression in a way that’ll work best for you. We’ll help you manage the thoughts and behaviors that show up for you in your depression, and give you the tools you need to minimize their impact on your life.
Are You Ready To Learn How To Overcome Your Depression?
You deserve to feel good again! If you’re ready to begin the road to recovery through depression treatment, we invite you to call us at (562) 566-4257. We would be glad to answer any questions you have and assist you in setting up an appointment.