Training in mindfulness provides one of the most effective and reliable ways of managing depression.
Online Mindfulness Psychotherapist via Skype for Overcoming Anxiety & Depression without relying on medications
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Overcome Depression without Drugs – Online Mindfulness Therapy
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional online therapist. I provide online therapy for depression, anxiety, stress, addictions and other emotional problems.
Now, online treatment for depression is a very good choice, especially if you live in a rural area where you might find it difficult to find a local therapist to work with. For most people, the online depression treatment option is a good choice and especially if you are suffering from the more conventional forms of depression that we face in society. Of course, if you are suffering from a clinical form of depression then you should consult your doctor for appropriate treatment.
But, for most people, what constitutes good treatment for depression is to learn better strategies for working with the underlying causes of that depression: Things like reactive thinking and unresolved emotional issues that fuel the depression. And for this, there are many successful forms of psychotherapies that will help you.
The style of therapy that I offer for the treatment of depression is called Mindfulness Therapy, and this is a very good way of resolving those underlying core emotions as well as neutralizing those habitual patterns of reactive thinking that sustain and feed depression.
So, if you are interested in online treatment for your depression, please contact me through my website. Let’s discuss whether this a good option for you. The we can schedule a Skype session of depression treatment online. So, please visit my website and contact me.
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ONLINE THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION
Depression has many forms, and you should think of it as a spectrum of emotion ranging from mild mood changes on one end to clinical depression at the other end, which may require medical intervention. You should always consult a doctor id you are suffering from clinical depression. However, most people suffer from milder forms of depression that represent the difficulty in adjusting to the many stresses and challenges of life in combination with emotional problems experienced during childhood. Problems in our relationship to our parents, potential emotional and physical abuse create the foundations for depression for many people. You do not necessarily have an illness if you are depressed, you may simply be having a hard time adjusting to trauma or difficult core emotions relating to self-image and poor self-esteem.
For many, depression is more of a dysfunctional habit; the product of negative habitual patterns of thinking, negative beliefs and destructive patterns of behavior, including addictions. The good news is that habits can be changed, and Mindfulness Therapy is one of the most effective ways of working with the underlying core emotions that cause your depression.
It is important to check that there are no underlying medical conditions that might be causing your depression, but for most people depression is best described as a psychological habit that is caused when we become overwhelmed by habitual reactive thinking called rumination. During online mindfulness therapy sessions we learn how to transform this habit and resolve the depression.
So the best way to fight depression without drugs and without the use of prescription medications is to work on changing the underlying psychological habits that creates your depression.
Perhaps the most common underlying psychological habit is that of rumination. This describes patterns of habitual reactive thinking that tend to proliferate in the minds and that feeds the underlying depression. So thoughts do not cause depression but they do feed that depression. One of the best ways to control rumination is by learning some form of mindfulness meditation practice, particularly where we practice on meditating on the mind itself.
Meditating on breathing is a common mindfulness practice that is a very good relaxation exercise, but what really makes the difference is when you start meditating on the mind. This allows you to start developing more conscious awareness of these patterns of habitual reactive thinking that feed your depression. When you become more aware of them you can begin to break free from the rumination.
We practice many different mindfulness techniques to help you with this during the online therapy sessions that I teach for managing depression and also anxiety. One of the most effective approaches is called the “Placement Technique” and this is where you learn to greet your thoughts consciously and also in a friendly manner and then move those thoughts to a lower level such as placing them on the floor. This is an interesting exercise to try. Most people have never thought to do this but the position of your thoughts in the mind, the way you see them, is a very important factor in creating the depression.
Usually the thoughts are too close and too high. That’s how we see them, and it’s that closeness that becomes menacing, if you like, like a swarm of bees. If you space those thoughts out and create more space around them by moving them, that takes away that menacing quality, the crowding effect of too little space, and that can have a dramatic effect on decreasing the intensity of emotional stress produced by those ruminating thoughts. So you might try practicing this yourself.
If you’d like to learn more in more detail how to apply this technique, the placement technique, and other mindfulness methods for managing rumination then simply go to my website and email me and let’s set up a trial Skype therapy session to help you overcome your depression.
It’s not always necessary to take medications, and in fact medications generally can only relieve symptoms, unless there is an underlying medical condition. But for most people that’s not the case. It’s simply that they have developed habitual patterns of rumination that feeds the depression.
So go to my Web site learn more about us mindfulness therapy for depression and anxiety, and if you’d like to schedule a session simply e-mail me and we can arrange a time that works for you and for me. Thank you.
Conventional counseling can be beneficial, but often just talking about your feelings does not transform the the underlying process that is the real cause of your depression or anxiety.
The same can be said for medications – the drug may provide a temporary relief from symptoms for a while, but medications are not effective for transforming the underlying cause that produces the anxiety or depression.
The style of psychotherapy that I teach online is known as Mindfulness Therapy, which is very powerful for managing anxiety disorders as well as for treating depression and other psychological problems resulting from conditioned reactive thinking. Most people experience measurable changes after the first few sessions of Mindfulness-based Skype Therapy.
Go to my website and contact me to discover more about this online therapy service and to schedule a therapy session with me.
This Skype psychotherapy service is available throughout the USA, UK and Western Europe and world-wide. All you need is a good internet connection and you can start online psychotherapy.
Controlling Anxiety & Depression through Mindfulness Therapy
It is crucial that you understand how to, essentially, meditate on your emotions, on your anxiety and depression. You have to from a non-reactive relationship with your emotions. The majority of us, needless to say, react to our anxiety, depression or other disagreeable emotions with avoidance or some type of aversion to those disagreeable emotions. We do not want these unpleasant emotions and we attempt to get rid of them. This really is surprisingly the worst thing you can potentially do, because this kind of reactivity has the adverse effect of making the anxiety or depression develop and become more powerful. Any type of reactivity strengthens reinforcing the anxiety or depression.
What I’ve found, and numerous others in the area of Mindfulness Therapy have found, is that what really accelerates change and transformation is when we are able to hold the emotion in our conscious awareness without negatively reacting to our painful emotions with avoidance and aversion. When you do this you’re learning how to effectively be with the emotion without becoming reactive and without becoming overwhelmed by it. This trains the mind a totally different manner of processing that the anxiety, and also this allows the emotion to change, to heal and to transform itself.
Accordingly, if you are interested in online counseling, do please visit my website and e-mail me and then we will be able to explore further whether this approach of mindfulness-based psychotherapy is good for your specific needs. Please, go to my site and e-mail me.