Saturday, January 18, 2014

I Have Dysthymia - So Why Am I Depressed?

Although major clinical depression is a condition recognized and experienced by much of the population, a less severe form of depression, dysthymia, is not as easily detected. In fact, dysthymia was not even considered an actual and treatable form of depression until fairly recently. Low levels of happiness but no major or severe symptoms of depression were present such as, appetite loss, inability to function, anxiety or numb feelings, etc.

Those with dysthymia would simply assume they were just feeling a bit down and didn't realize that their lack of happiness could be helped with proper diagnosis and treatment. Some may even self-medicate with alcohol or other drugs but end up feeling even worse. Alcohol might numb the sadness but leave a greater depression afterwards, making it a very ineffective antidepressant.

So what is dysthymia? It is a form of depression, although it often presents itself with far less severe symptoms, making it easy to dismiss as a case of "the blues". Many people can go to work, interact with their children or pretend to be happy. They may even fool friends, neighbors and their family members, but If they had this form of depression (also known as Dysthymic Disorder) long enough, they may not actually realize that something is wrong.

They may feel that this is normal life and that they simply can't be happy. They don't feel terrible but they don't feel good, either. Some people describe it as a sense of being disconnected.

This depression is not something that has to be accepted and with proper diagnosis and treatment can make a huge difference. In order to be treated, however, this low level form of depression must be recognized. Signs of dysthymia include many of the symptoms of severe depression but in a milder form.

These symptoms include feeling sad, having trouble sleeping, aching joints, appetite changes like eating too much or too little, bouts of anxiety, never feeling truly joyful or engaged in life. Although thoughts of death or suicide can occur most often in severe depression, they may also be present in dysthymia and are always a warning sign to get immediate help. Suicidal thoughts are less common in dysthymia but is always a possibility.

Dysthymic depression can have a huge impact on friendships as well as family life. Holidays are not as joyous and other events are also affected by the low mood of the depressed individual, even if the symptoms aren't severe and sometimes families will adapt. However, after treatment, this person may comment on how much better life seems to have improved. Happily, drugs are not always necessary for someone with dysthymic depression. Lifestyle changes and natural remedies may be enough.

Unlike those who go through periodic bouts of severe clinical depression, the causes of dysthymic depression may vary. Sometimes individuals have something as treatable as a low thyroid where dietary and lifestyle changes can make a huge difference, bringing happiness back after all hope was lost. Natural remedies and lifestyle changes can also make a huge difference, potentially curing this type of depression. Antidepressants may be used as well but those with low level depression may be urged to try the natural approach first. It should be enough.

A regular exercise routine may be a starting point for this form of depression and can bypass the need for antidepressants entirely. One tip that can have a strong impact, when ever possible, try to exercise outside, like walking or running. There is evidence that sunlight can help regulate brain chemistry which affects depression. It could be especially important to increase light exposure during the winter months and light kits are available to help out with this. Eating a diet rich in nutrients will support the immune system and seratonin levels. If you add that to proper thyroid function that can be enough to bring a dysthymic person out of depression.

Talk therapy or group therapy can also help those with this form of depression to get support and help. Being around others who understand can help teach new ways of dealing with the world and improve the mood of a depressed person.

A good therapist can also help put things in perspective and avoid a reliance on antidepressants. If antidepressants are used, they should only be used as a last resort and a person with dysthymia should not be pressured to try medications until most alternatives have been explored. If medication is used, it can often be stopped after a short bout of counseling and significant lifestyle changes to reduce stress and increase quality of life.

Depression - Physical Reasons For Developing Depression Explored

Do you know what the possible physical and environmental causes of depression may be? What are the symptoms to look out for in a person? This article touches on the subject of physical reasons for depression disorder.

Depression is generally defined as a serious medical illness that adversely affects your feelings, thoughts and actions. Desperate and fearful thoughts characterize the mind of a sufferer. There are a number of diverse symptoms associated with depression disorder. Here are a few to refresh your memory:

- Struggling to think with any clarity.
- Cannot seem to make decisions.
- Feeling worthless and insignificant.
- Irritable and restless.
- Lack of energy and action.
- Sleeping problems such as too much or too little sleep.
- Eating disorders resulting in weight gain or weight loss.

Depression has become more common during the past few decades. Approximately 10% of the general population are negatively influenced by it. Women are more frequently diagnosed with depression than men. The average age of onset seems to be from the teenage years to the mid-twenties. If untreated it may lead to thoughts of suicide and death as well as suicide attempts.

First, let us look at some emotional and social causes of sadness and brief periods of depression.

- Death of a friend or family member.
- Losing your job.
- Ending a relationship.

If handled correctly, these periods of sadness and adjustment after loss will get better and people can continue with their lives towards new jobs and relationships. Depression is different in that it becomes a chronic illness that requires treatment.

Let us now look at a few physical causes of depression.

- Childbirth may lead to postpartum depression due to hormonal changes as well as other less defined factors.
- Imbalances between the brain chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine might cause anxiety and depressive symptoms.
- Genetics may also play a role.
- Vitamin deficiencies can cause some of the symptoms.
- A medical condition such as heart disease or brain cancer may also cause depression.

It is important to rule out the potential physical reasons for depression before looking at the emotional causes for depression such as abuse, neglect and violence. A psychiatrist or physician can examine you and run some tests to rule out or confirm a physical reason for your depression disorder. Depression is viewed as a treatable illness. People may become better in varying degrees after seeking treatment. A psychiatrist can examine you physically as well as look at your history, culture and living environment. He may take all these different factors into account and then prescribe the most reasonable treatment. Possible treatment for depression may include medication and psychotherapy.

It is important to seek professional help if you are concerned about your own wellness or the health of a loved one. Depression is treatable and it is possible to cope with its challenges and problems if you have the right information and professional help.

How to Deal With Job Interview Rejection

I experienced job interview rejection yesterday but that did not deter me to stay focused and positive. Instead of burrowing myself into the pit of self-pity, depression and stagnation, I bravely dealt the issue and came out stronger and determined than ever. With this in mind, I would like to share some insights on how to face job interview rejection, get over it and move forward.

1. Accept reality

This is very important. First, you need to accept that you cannot please everybody. In a job interview you are trying to prove your worth and give the interviewer an impression of what you have and what you can do. Though you try real hard to convince them that you are fit for the job, sometimes, it isn't enough and you end up rejected.

Second, you may think that you are good enough for the job you're applying for but you aren't and you end up rejected. Learn to accept this facts and you will be in a better position to see what you need to improve.

2. Don't take the rejection personally

A job interview is not a measure of your self-worth. A company has a specific set of criteria in finding a specific applicant that fits the job. Your not being a perfect match doesn't mean you're not good at other areas.

3. Take rejection in a different perspective

It's how you see it. If you view rejection as a gauge of your total being then you will get frustrated, disappointed and you will lose self-worth. Instead of viewing rejection as a failure, take it as an opportunity to assess yourself of your strengths and weaknesses and a chance to improve yourself in areas where you are weak.

4. Relax. Treat yourself.

Literally, you need to unwind and free your mind from negative thoughts. Grab a meal from your favorite burger stand, go to the beach and watch the sun as it sets. Or you can go to a nature park and amuse yourself with the wonders of nature.

Cook your favorite meal. Not only will you be able to have a feast of your favorite filet mignon or fettuccine alfredo, you will also enhance your cooking skill.

For relaxation, I listen to my favorite piano music: Roy Todd's Piano Portrait while having a sip of my favorite Davao Robusta coffee. The aroma is soothing and invigorating.

5. Visit a friend and have a chitchat

Engage yourself in a fun and entertaining conversation with your friend. You may choose to organize an on-the-spot get-together with some of your closest friends. Have fun time with them and energize yourself with laughter. No topics about jobs and rejection. Remember, you are with them to enjoy, not to share your remorse.

6. Read motivational quotes; watch inspirational videos

Your friends, relatives or family members maybe busy at this time so you don't have anyone to talk to. Be not dismayed. You can find comfort and encouraging words through motivational quotes. You may choose to watch inspirational videos. Remember, you are not alone in this situation. There are people out there who experienced the same thing. Learn and draw strength from their story of success.

7. Focus on your strength

Each of us has his/her own field of expertise. Focus on what you are really good at and not on your imperfections. Enhancing your strength instead of blaming yourself will make you better.

8. Pray. Ask for Guidance

What we want may not always what we get. And in some cases, we do not get what we need at the time when we badly need it. Ask for guidance through prayer. Leave all doubts behind. There's more opportunities in the world. Be diligent. Seek more and you will find more. If God closes a door, He opens a window.

Diagnosing Mood Disorders - Signs You Might Be Bipolar

Each year approximately 5 million people suffer the consequences of Bi-polar disorder. It is a serious illness and perhaps since you are reading this you might be wondering if it affects you. Although everyone experiences ups and downs in their life, if you are suffering from bi-polar disorder your ups and downs will be extreme. These extreme ups and downs are referred to as cycles of mania and depression. These cycles could significantly damage your finances, interpersonal relations and career. Although diagnosis of a mood disorder is best done under the care of a physiatrist, there are common symptoms or signs that could tell you that you might have a mood disorder.

The symptoms vary from person to person which makes bi-polar disorder difficult to diagnose. However, there are common signs to watch for in your behavior if you suspect that you have bi-polar disorder. The important thing to remember you may not notice the behaviors as they occur, you will feel as if, no matter how bizarre or damaging the behavior that you are normal. Often only during the normal phases that occur between the manic and depressive cycles will you be able to notice or see that you behaved abnormally. The consequences of your behaviors may be the tip off. Therefore, if you feel you are suffering from bi-polar disorder seek help immediately.

When trying to decide if you suffer from bi-polar disorder look for the following signs:

* Abnormal or excessive euphoria or energy - If you suffer from bipolar you will have periods of excessive euphoria or elation. This elation could be at odds with the real status of your life. In addition, this overly optimistic mood may be accompanied by a break from reality. This makes self-diagnosis extremely difficult. As a result of this extreme optimism, inter-personal relationships may suffer, especially at work.

* Racing thoughts and/or racing speech - During periods of mania, you may experience flights of ideas, or racing thoughts. Your mind will dart from idea to idea with no connection. These flights of ideas often lead to pressured or racing speech. You will become loud, people will have difficulty understanding you, your speech will often be disconnected and one thought unrelated to the other. During these periods, you might not recognize your own symptoms or have difficulty accepting them. This is why an impartial friend or physician is necessary to make an correct diagnosis.

*Grandiose Thinking - When mania sets in an exaggerated sense of your own self-worth is common. You may believe that you are more important than you are; you have more power or knowledge. This grandiose thinking and behavior often leads to problems at work, with friends and family and could potentially cause significant legal problems. Grandiose thinking is dangerous to you, and unfortunately, during this phase you may not recognize that your behaviors are abnormal.

*Sleep Problems - Depending on whether you are experiencing mania or depression, your sleep problems differ. For example, during depression you may sleep longer and still feel tired and have little energy. Although during mania you might sleep very little, it is not uncommon to go days without sleep, and still feel as if you have unlimited amounts of energy.

*Depression - As the term manic/depression describes phases of both depression and mania is necessary to be diagnosed with manic/depression or bi-polar disorder. A manic depression is similar to normal depression with symptoms of lack of energy, loss of appetite, sleep and focus problems. However, a manic-depressive distinguishes itself by irritability and of course the alternative phase of mania.

Although knowing the signs of bi-polar disorder could be helpful in diagnosing the illness, often during the mania phase of the illness, you will be unwilling or unable to recognize your own symptoms. Should you feel you have bi-polar illness seek medical attention immediately before the symptoms and behaviors of the illness damage your life, family and career.

Tips For Dealing With Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a serious problem. It is experienced on some level by millions of women each year after the birth of a child. Postpartum depression symptoms can include feelings of sadness, bouts of crying, guilty and worthless feelings, lack of energy and fatigue, ease of agitation, anxiety, sleep problems, lack of interest in sex, feeling rejected, lack of concentration, among other symptoms. For serious bouts of postpartum depression, it's important to get professional help. However, for milder forms, there are many things you can do to help treat and alleviate this disease right at home.

Talk It Out

This may be an obvious one, but just letting your feelings out to a friend or family member can be one of the best things you can do for postpartum depression. Make your feelings known and let others know you are suffering with this disease. Make sure you have the support of your friends and family, to talk to, and just to be around so you aren't alone. In addition, consider talking to other new baby mothers, many of them will know exactly what you're going through and can offer helpful advice.

Avoid Being Alone

Try to avoid being alone for long periods of time. Being alone, especially with little to do, can compound your feelings and even make them worse. With people around, even just in a public place or at home with family, your mind will be more distracted and less concentrated on your feelings of depression. Distraction alone is an excellent treatment technique for many mental health issues. Just getting your mind off of your problems and focusing all your energy on something else can do a world of good for your mental health.

Stick To Your Routine

Get up at your normal time. Avoid staying in bed all day long, make yourself get up if you must. Take your morning shower and follow your normal beauty routine. Getting back to your usual routine can help you get back into your normal state of mind.

Take Care Of Your Health

Don't forget to take care of your own health. Make sure to eat three solid, healthy meals per day. Drink plenty of water. Get plenty of rest, take naps if you feel you need them. Don't neglect taking care of yourself.

Pamper Yourself

Make yourself feel special by pampering yourself. Hire a babysitter and go out for the night, take a long bubble bath, give yourself an afternoon of shopping, go to the movies or a concert, you must not forget to treat yourself well. Even just going for a long walk in some fresh air would be a nice gift to yourself. Take the time to smell the flowers or enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

Don't Pressure Yourself

Above all, don't expect yourself to just snap out of it. Give yourself time to get used to not being pregnant anymore.

Professional Help

If after a couple weeks, you don't feel at least somewhat better, make sure to seek professional help. There are many effective treatments for postpartum depression including counseling and medication. These days, there is even a form of counseling available at home, called eCounseling, where you won't even have to leave your home to talk to certified counselors.

Will You Have Enough Income at Retirement?

In my numerous meetings with retirees, I have met many who live very comfortably in their golden years. Foremost, they have conservatively invested nest eggs - typically in annuities and brokerage accounts. They also possess sizeable deposits at the bank including certificates of deposit, savings and checking accounts. This generation experienced the tribulations of The Great Depression and they understand the importance of saving their money.

Their most important assets, however, may not be invested in an annuity, a brokerage account or at the local bank. The monthly income they receive from their pensions and their regular Social Security payments, when combined, pay most if not all of their living expenses. This recurring income operates as their primary asset allowing annuity, brokerage and bank deposits to grow undisturbed for future use. In this way, the income this generation receives provides significant and immediate financial stability.

It makes sense that today's seniors would be able to accumulate a sizeable nest egg as well as considerable bank deposits. Their monthly income usually more than covers monthly expenses allowing their existing investments to accumulate. Thus, the main concern for retirees is usually their health and long term care related expenses. That issue is easily solved with the purchase of a long term care policy. With an adequate monthly income and long term care health insurance, this prepared group of seniors can rest easy.

From Where Will You Receive Regular Income?

But what if you did not receive a Social Security payment? And what if you had no pension set up through work? Remember, your 401(k) is not a pension plan. That 401(k) or 403(b) plan is the same plan that seniors today have turned into their nest egg, not their retirement income. If you had no regular monthly income, how long would your nest egg last you?

These are the dilemmas facing many younger workers today. Company pensions have been frozen in many cases and have altogether disappeared in others. In an effort to cut costs, some of the largest employers in America have chosen to discontinue offering pension plans to their employees. Additionally, the Social Security Trustees forecast that this federal program will begin running a deficit in 2017. To make matters worse, the Social Security Trust Fund is only projected to be solvent until the year 2041.

It is safe to assume that you know whether or not you have a pension program at work. It is very difficult, on the other hand, to predict what might happen with Social Security. Depending on government surpluses and deficits or Congressional intervention, the program may or may not live up to its promises. Based on what we know today, younger generations counting on Social Security to shore up their retirement income may be in for an unpleasant surprise.

You Must Plan for Your Own Retirement

What should a concerned worker do? The bottom line is this: you will need to make arrangements for your own retirement. The days of the federal government and a large employer sponsored pension taking care of you are quickly fading away. If you are self-employed, you probably came to this realization some time ago.

I have been encouraging younger wage earners to start their own pension savings plans. And, yes, it is a good idea even if you are contributing to some kind of traditional retirement plan like an I.R.A or a 401(k). An easy and very safe way to accomplish this is to set up a non-qualified annuity account. Contributions can be done systematically or sporadically based on your personal situation.

Why Should You Invest in an Annuity?

Fixed and indexed annuities are guaranteed financial instruments offered by insurance companies. They work very much like a savings account insofar as they earn interest, but do not lose value based on equity market conditions. If you select a non-qualified annuity, there are no restrictions on the amount you may deposit, but your deposits are not tax deductible like a traditional retirement account. On the other hand, these deposits will grow tax deferred until a later date, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of compound interest.

Once age 59 ½ is reached, you can begin to withdrawal your funds with no penalties from the IRS. Unlike most retirement accounts, with a non-qualified annuity you are not forced to withdrawal a portion of your funds at 70 ½. This way, you stay in control of how and when you withdraw your funds.

Annuity Pension Benefits - Taxes and Creditor Protection

The main benefit of an annuity is that it produces a guaranteed systematic payment. If that sounds like Social Security or a pension plan, that's because they are all quite similar. Once you have accumulated your principal, you can turn those funds into a guaranteed stream of income for your lifetime. However, unlike Social Security and many pension plans you may elect a beneficiary to receive your payments should you pass away prematurely.

An annuity that has been turned into a stream of income carries additional benefits. An annutization will spread out the taxable income over several years. Your systematic payment would be part principal and part taxable interest. In this scenario, the taxable income is not automatically withdrawn first and the principal second. The principal and interest are withdrawn simultaneously. The monthly portion which is not taxable is referred to as the exclusion ratio. To summarize this point your contributions are never taxed when withdrawn from a non-qualified annuity, but the interest would be. If the account is annuitized, then the taxable interest will be distributed evenly in each payment, not in a lump sum.

Furthermore, in many states, the payment to the owner is protected from creditors. Once the annuity principal has been annuitized, it is very difficult for creditors to attach to the monthly payments. As such, if you are involved in unfortunate legal proceedings in the future, you can know that you will have guaranteed income still available to you.

In summary, a non-qualified, fixed annuity can be an extremely valuable product in retirement. You can always wait until you are retired to establish the annuity principal with a lump sum contribution, but it can be less stressful to contribute a little each year. A guaranteed income stream will allow you, like today's seniors, to worry less about your income and enjoy your retirement years.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Four Questions to Make Meditation Easier

Every day, I receive questions from clients about their struggles in meditation. Many people wonder what to do if their mind wanders, uncomfortable feelings come up, their back or neck hurts, or they find their minds busy with everything other than their meditation cues. What if they aren't feeling what is described? What if they can't visualize? What if they just can't seem to relax, no matter how hard they try? I've discovered four questions you can answer before your meditation practice, that will make the whole process easier, more enjoyable, and successful.

Answer These Four Questions for Success in Meditation

1. What is your routine-specifically?

I divide this question into two parts:

A) What is the technique you're following?

B) What do you do when you're distracted from your technique and/or the technique doesn't seem to be working?

First, let's talk about meditation technique. While all meditation involves some way of guiding your attention, there are many different meditation styles. It's important to understand the specific cues of your meditation practice before you begin. In other words, you've got to know the steps in order.

If you follow a guided meditation audio, this can help-at least until you've learned the sequence well. For example, you might first remind yourself of your intention for meditating, then go through posture cues, then pay attention to your breath or adopt some way of attending to your inner experience, and then know what to do when you find yourself distracted.

You've decided to practice meditation for a reason. You're meditating to get some result. It's important to know what you want to get out of meditation, so you choose a meditation technique that will point you toward that result. For example, many people practice meditation to relax their body, calm their emotions, quiet their minds, and connect to inner wisdom. These are some great reasons to meditate and meditation is one of the best practices to achieve those results.

Unfortunately, many people do not understand the process by which meditation gets to those results. This may lead them to think the practice is harder than it is and/or give up before they've gotten what they desire. It's important to understand what happens during meditation in addition to those great feeling benefits you're seeking.

Some experiences you'll have during meditation may seem to run counter to your expected outcome. For example, when you begin to meditate, you might become more aware of how busy your mind is, how many feelings you have, or how tense your body is. When you experience these things, it would be natural to think, "Hey, this meditation isn't working."

Yet, this is exactly how meditation works. When those experiences, or any others, come up, the practice of meditation is first to recognize them and accept them completely. Rather than trying to get rid of distractions; you notice them, accept them, and even welcome them. The same for negative emotions, self-judgments, tightness in your lower back, a sound in your environment, or anything at all. Accept it all as part of the natural process of meditation.

Just to be real clear on this point, whatever happens as you meditate, recognize it, accept it, and welcome it into awareness. You then have a choice to let it go and return to your meditation cues. This conscious intentional action changes your relationship with whatever is going on inside or around you. You realize that no matter what happens, you have a choice in how you relate to it. This is a powerful realization that can change your life!

So, knowing your meditation cues and what to do when you've wandered from them will make your meditation practice so much more relaxed, easy, and successful. You then understand that anything that happens during meditation is natural and O.K. and you can choose to observe it, let it go, and return to your meditation cues. As you do that again and again, you'll experience the positive benefits of your practice.

2. When will you practice? I am a big proponent of meditating first thing in the morning to shift into a more conscious, intentional mindset for your day. Another great time to meditate is at night, right before bed-time, to unwind from the day and more easily shift into sleep. Meditation can also give you a great break during a stressful day.

For your meditation to be most successful, it is helpful to have one consistent time that you schedule for meditation every day. This builds peaceful, present, clear awareness into your life on a daily basis. Anything you do every 24 hours becomes a consistent part of your baseline experience in the world. When you repeat something once a day it is much easier to return to that experience whenever you need to. So, decide when you will meditate every day and for how long, ahead of time, and adjust your schedule as you see what works best for you.

3. Where will you meditate? Define a specific spot for your practice. Make sure your environment is conducive to meditation, so your practice is more effective and enjoyable. For example, meditate in a quiet, private place, with good air flow, a comfortable seat, and minimal distractions. Silence your cell phone and make sure others know that you're taking some "quiet time," so they won't interrupt you.

4. What resources will you need to be most successful in your practice? Make sure you have everything you need ahead of time and in the location where you'll practice. For example, you'll need a comfortable seat that's the right height. If you're listening to a guided audio, you'll need a CD or mp3 player. Perhaps you want some inspiring pictures or quotes to get you in the mood. If you don't have a quiet environment, you might want some white noise, like a fan, to block out background sound. Make sure you have your resources gathered in the right location ahead of time.

If you answer all four of these questions and do what is needed before you sit to practice, your meditation will be so much easier and more successful.

Now, if you're looking for insight on which meditation technique might work best for you, check out the link in the Resources Box below.

Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga in Public Schools - Part 1

As I look around me at a classroom of over 20 eager and curious 6th graders sitting on pillows in a carpeted room with colorful paintings, famous quotes, and a picture of social change leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, I can't help but think how far we have come.

At this West Oakland School, every youth is taught mindfulness meditation, yoga, and mindful listening. This under-funded inner city school is taking a radical step towards preventing further violence in it's community by teaching students to seek more peaceful and harmonious ways to live. Growing Up Mindful, is a program designed to teach students mindfulness, open and honest communication, yoga, and other consciousness raising activities. Knowing that this class is now integrated into the school curriculum with the approval and encouragement of the staff and principal is a dream come true.

This program is no singularity, similar programs are sprouting in many elementary, middle, and high schools all over the country. Yoga and Mindfulness are also being taken into jails, juvenile halls, and hospitals. With so much research to back up the claims that Mindfulness meditation and yoga improve concentration, memory, attention, reduce stress, and improve overall health, its no wonder that these ancient practices are finally making their way to public schools.

In addition to the benefits already mentioned, in a school setting students experience a radical boost to their self esteem and improved self image and confidence. By practicing yoga students are able to gain confidence in their own abilities to overcome physically and mentally challenging poses with a peaceful mind. The curriculum also focuses on establish mutual respect, kindness, and understanding- crucial to students facing inner city violence and oppression in their own communities.

Signs of Depression and Treatment Based on Scientific Discovery Related to Dreaming and Spirituality

You will understand that you suffer from depression if you are always sad, and if you have no motivation to do anything.

Sadness is part of human life, but when we are not able to find solutions and overcome it, we tend to be dominated by despair.

If you are desperate, this means that you believe that there is no solution for your problem; you feel imprisoned in a labyrinth and there is no way out. If this is the feeling you have, this is a sign that you suffer from depression.

Depression is a normal reaction when we understand that we cannot change anything in the world where we are. We cannot change other people's behavior, nor cure invincible diseases or prevent accidents.

However, if we don't overcome this feeling believing that we can do something and find salvation, we are dominated by despair. The domination of despair increases our depression and generates panic.

If you tend to be dominated by despair all the time, you have lost all your courage and you don't want to continue living, these are signs that you suffer from depression and you need treatment. This is not only a provisory feeling of impotence.

Fortunately, there is a magical solution for you. Thanks to a recent scientific discovery based on dreaming, we can completely eliminate depression and despair and prevent all mental illnesses.

This solution cures the human psyche. It transforms the world, cures all diseases and mental illnesses, and puts an end to terrorism, violence, immorality, hypocrisy, futility, indifference, poverty, tragic accidents and invincible diseases.

By translating the meaning of your dreams you enter in contact with the unconscious mind that produces them. You will then begin to understand the wise messages contained in the dream images. The unconscious mind is a superior mind and entity that proves the existence of God, the existence of goodness, and the existence of real happiness. There is hope for the human being!

The meaning of our dreams is really extremely important, even though it has been distorted throughout time, until now.

Only the psychiatrist Carl Jung managed to discover the real code for a perfect dream translation, proving that his interpretations allowed to the dreamer to have a communication with the unconscious mind. However, until today many people doubt that he was right.

My work proves that Carl Jung really discovered how we can accurately translate our dreams and understand the unconscious messages. I continued his research and discovered that the unconscious mind is even more important than what he believed.

The psychotherapy of the unconscious mind in your dreams will cure your depression and help you become more intelligent. At the same time, it will purify your spirit.

The treatment for depression based on scientific dream interpretation is also a philosophical and religious transformation regardless of the faith you adhere to. It is a religious transformation that will occur regardless of whether or not you are an agnostic or an atheist. All religions explain a part of the complex truth of the meaning of life and death and help the human being attain spiritual perfection.

If you are an atheist you'll learn why you need religiosity in your life, besides scientific knowledge. You'll feel much better for understanding that there is also a spiritual reality, besides the material one.

Overcoming Depression Biblically and Naturally


The Bible has much to say about depression; interestingly, the causes and solutions are not what are commonly thought in Christian circles. This article will offer insights that may help erase the stigma
associated with depression and to see it in a new light. When seen correctly, there is no more stigma or shame associated with depression than any other illness.


What is Depression: Depression is a prolonged emotional tone dominating an individual's outlook and mood. Normal moods of sadness, grief, and elation are typically short-lived and part of
everyday life, but these can progress into a depressed mental state. Other symptoms often accompany depression but the most common symptoms of major depression are:1

  • deep sadness or emptiness,

  • apathy, loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities,

  • agitation or restlessness, physical hyperactivity or inactivity,

  • sleep disturbances,

  • weight/appetite disturbances,

  • diminished ability to think or concentrate,

  • feelings of excessive guilt, self-reproach or worthlessness,

  • feelings of fatigue or loss of energy, and

  • morbid thoughts of death or suicide.

If a person experiences at least five of these symptoms for one month they have major depression. Mild depression would typically be defined as having two to four of these symptoms for over one month. Bipolar disorder (manic depression) includes swings from deeply depressive moods to wildly manic moods (elation, irritability, hostility, inflated thoughts of self, boasting)--with many intensities and

Biblical Occurrences: Depression is the ascendancy and tyranny of our emotions over our lives. Thus, Proverbs 15:13 says, "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of the
heart the spirit is broken."
Often an initiating discouragement leads to sadness, which leads to prolonged grief, and then into a downhill spiral to depression. Depression is a universal problem, but no
one really knows if Biblical characters had what we call depression, or if it would be more appropriate to say they suffered emotionally. However, Paul in I Corinthians 10:13 says, "There hath no
temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able...".
Temptation can mean trial, calamity, or affliction. Accordingly, we should understand that our present day afflictions were also common to the
great Bible characters.

David was overwhelmed with grief and sadness, his heart was desolate, and his tears fell all night (Psa. 61:2, 77:2-3, 142:4, and 143:4). Jonah, Jeremiah (Jer. 15), Job, and Elijah (I Kings 19) are other
examples. Whenever characters express rejection, loneliness, self-pity, hopelessness, overwhelming grief, and wish they had not been born, it seems they are expressing more than temporary sadness but
classic symptoms of major depression. Paul had classic symptoms: his flesh had no rest, he was troubled on all sides, he was cast down, he had fears within, and he despaired of life (II Cor. 1:8 & 7:5-6).
Hannah (I Samuel 1) had many of the symptoms of depression and her spiritual leader instantly and incorrectly accused her of a spiritual problem.

Depression Considerations: Each year depression strikes ten million people in the United States. Older Christians have more depression than younger; does this mean that spiritual maturity is
of no avail? No, what this indicates is that older people have more biochemical and brain malfunctions as they age; depression is a natural consequence. Similarly, more women (two to three times) have depression than men. Women do not have more spiritual problems than men, but they do process adverse events differently than men, and, they have a complex body chemistry that can get out of
balance, both leading to depression. Women tend to take adverse events and internalize them and take the blame--this is a thought-processing problem. Men tend to react to the same events with escapism (sports, TV, sexual obsessions, alcohol); which can later result in heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc.--again, a thought-processing problem but with different results. There is another difference: women tend to feel their depression (sadness/guilt) while men act it out in their behavior (rage, hostility and frustration).2

Causes: Understanding the causes of depression is very helpful to finding the solution. It is rare that there is only one causative agent, generally there are several at work. Listed below (no specific order) are some factors known to contribute to depression:3 4 5

  • nutrient deficiency or excess

  • drugs (prescription, illicit, caffeine)

  • hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

  • hormonal imbalances

  • allergies

  • heavy metals

  • sexual abuse as a child

  • microbial overgrowths/toxins

  • medical conditions (stroke, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's, diabetes, thyroid)

  • natural light deprivation

  • psychological factors (generally poor thought-processing)

  • spiritual factors

Depression can have its source in our body, soul or spirit. Our body can affect our soul and spirit and vice versa. For example: if one has a low thyroid function it may affect the soul (for example the emotions) leading to depression which then affects one's spiritual life. Affecting our spiritual life does not mean it changes our standing or position in Christ, it means things like a less productive outreach/ministry and a more self-oriented prayer life.

There is now no question that reductions in frontal lobe function lie at the core of depression. Complimenting this research is the finding that depressed children have significantly smaller frontal
lobes than non-depressed children. The evidence indicates that frontal lobe problems are the cause and not the effect. The frontal lobe's proper function requires adequate blood flow and nerve chemistry.

As fog veils a beautiful meadow, so depression clouds life itself; existence becomes dreary and dark. It has been described as darkness visible. One can go to bed feeling fine only to wake with an overwhelming gloom that cannot be explained or escaped. With proper nutrition, lifestyle changes and a renewed way of processing the events of our lives we can break through that fog into a sunny day.

Consequences: Now that it is clear that depression is related to many factors, primarily to frontal lobe malfunction, let's consider the consequences of depression. Depression weakens the immune
system's power to attack cancer cells, increases the risk of fatal stroke by 50%, increases the risk of sudden cardiac death in heart attack survivors by 250%, and increases the complications of pneumonia.3 It has been found that depression increase stress hormone levels,
hypertension, and headaches; it complicates diabetes and is the leading cause of suicide (its close relative). The point is clear, depression should be addressed early or it may lead to fatal consequences.
However, because of their illness depressed persons have diminished ability to combat their own disease, so help is often needed to lift them out of the pit of despair.

How the Brain Works: By God's design, all brain activity (every thought, feeling and emotion, every order the brain sends to the organs and cells) is the product of electrochemical signals. The
brain's electrical signals require a chemical to carry the signal across a small opening (synapse) between cells. The chemicals used to do this are called neurotransmitters. To have a properly functioning system
we need an adequate amount of neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitter most commonly associated with depression is serotonin.

Depressed people have low serotonin levels. Thus, they have impaired brain message sending, especially relating to emotions and mood. Serotonin is produced in the brain from tryptophan (a protein), which is converted into 5-HTP, and then into serotonin. Some serotonin is converted into melatonin, the hormone needed for proper sleep (thus the connection between depression and sleep disorders). One cause of low serotonin is the lack of an enzyme that converts tryptophan to 5-HTP.1 Before proceeding, just think how unfair it would be to tell a depressed person that is missing this needed
enzyme that they have a spiritual problem. As a doctor told a dear sister in Christ who just could not understand why she could not get over her depression, "quit beating yourself up about it, your body
just does not produce enough serotonin."


Botanical Medicines: The Scripture makes it clear that because of sin the earth today is not yielding its strength (Gen. 4:12). As a result of this Romans 8:22 says, "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." Knowing this, the Lord has made special provisions for us. Psalms 104:14 says, "...and herb for the service of man:...", which means the botanical (herbal) kingdom was designed for the many services of humans, including medicine.

Often herbal products are slower acting than pharmaceutical medications, but the advantages of herbal supplements is that they can often affect a cure (rather than just address symptoms) and the side effects are minor compared to pharmaceutical drugs. Herbs can be considered the medicine from God's
pharmacy. The most important and well tested herbs to consider in connection with depression are:1 4

  • St. John's Wort (SJW): relieves depression, anxiety, apathy, sleep disturbance, anorexia, and feeling of worthlessness. All these symptoms are caused by low serotonin and SJW increases the level of serotonin in the brain.

  • Ginkgo biloba: improves blood flow and function of the frontal lobe. Ginkgo increases the ability of serotonin to do its job in the brain.

  • 5-HTP: a plant extract that is just one step from becoming serotonin--the brain readily makes this conversion. It raises the level of serotonin and other brain neurotransmitters. This product overcomes the genetic problem that does not allow for the conversion of tryptophan to 5-HTP.

Pharmaceutical Medications: There are times when medications can save a person's life. If botanical medicines do not work (in conjunction with the lifestyle, thought processing, and consideration of other causes) then medications are an option. A short-term use of antidepressant drugs may be needed in order to get the mind operating sufficiently well so that a person can function. Medications generally work by keeping serotonin (or other neurotransmitters) at adequate levels in the brain's synapses. They do not help create increased blood flow or frontal lobe function.

Nutrition: A deficiency of any single nutrient can alter brain function and lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. The most common deficiencies are folic acid, vitamin B12 and B6.
An insufficiency of Omega 3 fatty acids (oils) has been linked to depression. Low Omega 3 oils result in cells throughout the body and brain that do not function correctly, and the mind suffers. The needed Omega 3 oils are found in fish oils and flaxseed oil.1 3 4 5 6

The diet for helping to prevent and correct depression is based upon Biblical insights:

  • Increase the consumption of fiber-rich plant foods (fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and raw nuts and seeds).

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and other stimulants; also avoid foods that cause allergic symptoms.

  • A good diet is: low protein, high fiber, low-moderate fat, and high complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates do not include simple carbohydrates (processed foods, snack foods, white bread, soda). Raw fruit has simple carbohydrates but is good because of the fiber, enzymes and antioxidants.

  • Atkins type diets are poor; they actually lead to depression since carbohydrates are needed to get tryptophan into the brain.

  • Foods high in tryptophan should be consumed regularly: soy flour, meats/poultry (turkey and chicken), tofu, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, raw nuts, eggs, lentils, and garbanzo beans.

  • A good snack before going to bed would be a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread (there is tryptophan in the turkey and the whole grain bread will help keep sugar levels stable and help get the
    tryptophan get into the brain).

Rule to live by: Eat foods as close to the way God created them as possible: raw, whole, and unprocessed. He created vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, etc. He did not create processed
foods or animal meat full of antibiotics and hormones. Humans cannot improve upon God's bounty!

Lifestyle: Regular exercise and sleep are essential to combat depression. Exercise at least 30 minutes four times a week. One does not have to jog: but walking, biking, tennis, swimming, gardening, active house/yard work are great. Regular exercise takes time for the effects to be felt, sometimes weeks.

We each have an internal clock that operates on a roughly 24-hour schedule (circadian rhythm). Even mentally healthy people can become depressed if the circadian rhythms are significantly disturbed. Seasonal Affective Disorder is common in the winter months in northern climates because the lack of natural sunlight disrupts these rhythms. Direct exposure to bright full spectrum light can help, or, the serotonin boosting botanical medicines.

A common factor leading to depression is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar); the brain requires a constant supply of blood sugar to function properly. Thyroid insufficiency also causes depression. Women with post-partum depression and those approaching menopause (symptoms often start by mid-30 age) are subject to hormonal disturbances that lead to depression.1 5 7

Biblical Thought-Processing: How we handle bad or disappointing news has a profound effect upon our mental well-being. As long as we believe we are victims, we are not able to achieve full mental health.9 Positive thinking is more important for overall health than almost anything else. Negative thinking, on the contrary, can destroy the good done by correct diet and lifestyle.10 Many depressed people have a tendency to look at the down side of life. It has been said that it is a positive duty to resist melancholy and discontented thoughts as much as it is our duty to pray. Certainly there will always be things in this imperfect world that give us cause to complain.

Often we are helpless to personally do anything about many of these negative things. However, we can focus our mind on the enjoyable and wonderful things of life; this is scriptural, uplifting and therapeutic.

In our self-talk (how we silently talk and think to ourselves) we must replace the negative/compulsive thoughts with Philippians 4:8. But each person must search-out those things that are true, honest, just, pure, etc.--that is the purpose of meditating on God's Word. As soon as the conscious awareness of an unconstructive negative thought is realized, a positive thought must immediately replace it. This takes practice and preparation, but brings our thinking into captivity. The instruction of II Corinthians 10:5 & 6 is, "...and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." Applying these words to ourselves, we cannot allow ourselves to entertain negative thoughts, even if true, even if we have been wronged (Prov. 12:25, 15:13, 18:14). Nor can we entertain compulsive thoughts (thoughts that just keep running over and over again in our mind even though they may not be negative in nature).

The essential basics of cognitive behavioral therapy are shown below; each person should provide their own verses to make them more personal and meaningful. Whether in the natural world or in the realm of the mind, science comes to the same conclusion as revealed in the Bible 2000 years ago.

  1. Locate and identify the negative thoughts or misbelief in your self-talk. "I am no good because things are not like what I expect or want."

  2. Argue against the negative thoughts. "I am not a failure just because I do not meet unrealistic expectations of myself or others."

  3. Learn how to avoid rumination (the constant churning of thoughts in one's mind) by immediately changing your thoughts.

  4. Replace the negative thoughts the very second they occur with the truth and with empowering positive thoughts and beliefs. "In spite of the sorrow, disappointments and feelings I experience
    the Lord will help me carry on."8

Finally, Philippians 3:13 & 14 says, "...but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
Paul is using a runner's analogy to put the past and future in their proper perspective. He says that runners in a race cannot look back to see where the other
runners are, for if they do they may stumble or get out of their lane and be disqualified. A runner can only look ahead and stretch forward, making the focus the finish line, not what may be behind.

We are on a track, running life's race. The most incredible thing is that each Christian is the only person on his/her track. One does not have to be all that fast, but steady. The only thing that is behind us on our track is our past (forgetting those things that are behind), with its failures, abuses, hurts, regrets, accomplishments, or fame. If you have your eye on the prize the past cannot hurt/catch you. The past contains the thoughts that Paul says to forget about, certainly do not ruminate about them, if you do you will stumble (have mental problems). He implies a Christian's greatest point of failure in running the race is letting the past keep him/her from running well. Look ahead, stretch forward toward a new day and thank God for all you have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Spiritual Direction: Depression can have a spiritual source if we live in sin, harbor anger or resentment, etc. We have to be willing to forgive (make the unnatural decision to let someone "off
the hook" even though they do not ask or deserve it) just as God for Christ's sake has forgiven us, Ephesians 4:32. (Note, we forgive because we already have been forgiven, not to be forgiven as is the
case in the Gospels.)

Regular spiritual exercise (reading, studying, praying, meditation on the Word) requires use of the frontal lobe of the brain and emphasizes communion with God, thinking His thoughts, sensing His presence, and knowing His will. This is active worship and produces the type of brain waves in the frontal lobe that are very helpful for us all, including the depressed. Hypnosis and the trance-like state of Eastern religious meditation are very harmful; they produce the wrong type of brain waves and information bypasses the frontal lobe, leading to possible mind control.3

Romans 12:2 says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Transformed in Greek is metamorphosis and means a change in form; it implies a struggle like when a chrysalis morphs into a butterfly. If we do not become changed from the inside-out--if we do not morph--we will be tempted to find external things to satisfy our needs.
Transformation is not an instantaneous act of God, it is a life-long process (journey). One does not get transformed by just praying, asking or believing; there is no "microwave" (quick and easy) way to spiritual maturity.The passive voice in Romans 12:2 means the Holy Spirit will do the transforming for us if we cooperate with Him (listening, yielding, relying...). Expect spiritual advancement, you can always mature more, Philippians 3:15-16. Your imperfections will be revealed by the Holy Spirit so that you may continue to grow and become more complete (not sinless, but well-rounded). Maturity versus infancy is the issue. God loves you just the way you are, but refuses to leave you that way; He wants you to be made conformable to Christ, II Corinthians 3:18.

Our Lord stripped himself of His glory and "...made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men...and became obedient unto death..." (Phil. 2:7 & 8). His life reminds us of our spiritual growth which often imposes tough lessons, sometimes so tough we shrink back from learning them. It seems we have to learn from actual experience that whatever we depend upon in this life (for joy, comfort, acceptance, etc.), ends up controlling us. God allows and uses life's events to teach us about misplaced dependencies, so that we finally grasp the concept that Christ is our one true sufficiency.


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  2. Unmasking Male Depression, Archibald Hart, PhD, Word Publications.

  3. Depression the Way Out, Neil Nedley, MD, Nedley Publishing.

  4. 5-HTP The Natural Way to Overcome Depression, Obesity & Insomnia, M. Murray, ND, Bantom Books.

  5. Endocrinology and Naturopathic Therapies, 4th Edition, D. Powell, ND, Bastyr University.

  6. Naturopathic Gastroenterology, E. Yarnell, ND, Naturopathic Medical Press.

  7. What Your Doctor May NOT tell you About Premenopause, J. Lee, MD, & J. Hanley, MD, Time-Warner Publishing.

  8. Telling Yourself the Truth, W. Backus, MD, & M. Chapian, Bethany House Publ.

  9. The Blessings of Brokenness, Dr. C. Stanley, Zondervan Publishing House.

  10. Your Health Your Choice, M. T. Morter, DC, Lifetime Books, Inc.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical diagnosis, offer prescriptive advice or substitute for a personal health care provider. Anyone taking prescription medications, or wishing to
significantly change his/her lifestyle, is advised to consult with a medical professional with appropriate expertise.

Depression Affects Everyone

Depression is something that affects us all at varying degrees in our lives. Typically, we become depressed due to some sort of an emotional connection to something. For instance it is not uncommon for someone to become depressed when they experience a breakup with a loved one, a death in the family or an argument or falling out with a friend. Perhaps most commonly nowadays, depression is stemming from people losing their jobs- some of which they've had for years.

So, how do we deal with depression? Some people deal with depression by turning towards drugs and/or alcohol because they feel that it takes the edge off of the emotional or psychological pain that they are feeling. Still, others turn to more bizarre, physical forms of punishment such as cutting themselves or becoming bulimic or anorexic. It is somewhat amazing to see how committed some people are to being depressed. Depression is often compared to a comfortable bed in that it is easy to get into but more difficult to get out of. If you suspect that someone is depressed, don't sit back and do nothing. Instead, do something. Talk to that person about what you suspect might be going on. Other approaches include having an intervention or simply maintaining regular communication with the person.

Often depressed people are only a few steps away from having suicidal tendencies. This is because people who are severely depressed often feel that they have nothing left to live for. They feel as if their life is a total failure and they lack the self confidence that the need to pull themselves out of a slump. There is much controversy over the issue of prescribing medication to treat depressed people because often times, these medications come with side effects which may exacerbate the issue, leading directly to suicide. Additionally, while it may make sense for depressed people to seek help from a psychologist or psychiatrist, they will often fail to do so because it makes them feel worse in that they don't have friends that they can talk to. Additionally, by seeing a doctor for depression, it is also admitting that you have a problem, which is incredibly difficult for a depressed person to do.

While the symptoms of depression are somewhat vague, some signs that a person might be depressed include: lack of sleep, sleeplessness, insomnia, missing work for unexplained reasons, not doing things that he/she used to, quitting things suddenly, not enjoying things that once made him/her happy, mood swings, irritability, restlessness, lack of appetite, increased appetite and reckless behavior. If you are close to someone who you suspect may be depressed, simply look for any unusual patterns in their behavior. Does the person often cry for no apparent reason? Do they seem uncomfortable in the presence of friends? Have they been backing out of plans? You may need to seek assistance from other family members or friends of the person in question in order to figure out the best way to tackle the problem.

5 Herbs That Can Help Relieve Symptoms Of Depression

If you feel that you want as joyful as you should be in your emotions are getting the best of you then you might feel relieved to know that there are many herbal and natural remedies that can help alleviate your symptoms and restore you to the positive person you should be. if you are feeling symptoms of anxiety and depression, you might want to talk to your doctor first before trying any of these herbs especially if you are on other medications is sometimes it can be interactions.

Here are five herbs that may help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety:

Ginkgo Biloba
This herb is long been known as a brain contact that increases blood flow to the brain and regulates the neurotransmitters inside the brain. If you thought the effects of this herb were just folklore, think again because they were than 300 studies done on this herb which show it's beneficial effects.

Siberian Ginseng
Siberian ginseng has been a component in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries but recent studies show that taking it can significantly Improve memory as well as concentration. It is a common ingredient in many herbal remedies used for treating depression. Siberian ginseng can help balance the ephinephrine, norephinephrine, serotonin and dopamine in the brain which can help level your mood. It is also considered to be an adaptogen that can help you cope with stress.

this powerful orb can help fill the nervous system and is considered to be one of the most effective herbs for treating anxiety and depression. The reason why it is so in successful is that it affects the production of one of the neurotransmitters that plays a key role in the physiology of anxiety.

clinical studies show that SAM-e has great promise and consistently relieving symptoms of depression. It works similar to the way that antidepressant drugs to as it helps to regulate the various neurotransmitters and hormones in the body. These neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, melatonin and adrenaline can have a large effect on moods. if your body does not have enough SAM-e then the process that regulates these neurotransmitters is compromised. In addition to SAM-e, not having enough the vitamins can affect this as well.

5-HTP or 5-hydroxytryptophan.
5-HTP is an amino acid that is the intermediate step between trytophan and serotonin. 5-HTP can increase serotonin levels which help regulate brain activity that has to do with the persons emotional wellness as well as their cycles of sleeping and waking.

Herbs are being used more and more by the medical community to help treat depression and anxiety and there are more studies being done every day. Scientific research shows that these natural remedies can have a powerful impact on your emotional well-being and brain function

Bipolar Poetry From the Mind of a Manic-Depressive Person

In my never ending search for sanity I've begun writing down thoughts in poetic form. I've included some of my personal works below, see if you can find the differences from the other compositions you have read.

Watched the colored clouds preening
Intersection of those pupils
Caresses the cornea to post visions
I long to tell you a trillion things
They're said through our connected eye strings
My soul no longer tumbles
There's a focal point to dance around
No longer the two are forced to tumble
I saw you that day

The desolate find an early release
Reconciliation from the world of the living
To have the pain cut short
Without feeling the pleasure, awaiting
A certainty that already is
Brought from the recesses of mind
A cold, dark warmth

God is an idea
Comes mistake form, missing meaning
Euphoria of love, drugs, sex, art
The oneness of us all
Part even for the small
We are sacred, luminous beings
Caged and freed in animal bodies

The day that was night
Any day in any way
A familiar touch
I thought let me down to stray
Cracked through the eggshell
Depression order of a general clay
Melts away our meat-walls
Seeing us, at once

Conceiving so much
Constructing so little
Minute maps
That aren't drawn in time
Never to be explored

Jump into the black pit
You'll never come out the same
Then behold the Light of her Name
Sheeted waves of warm, red stature
Passing through an infinite spiral tube
Orgasms and death soothe the creature
The moment caught
We mingled that day, seeing

Great towers of steel forcefully gestated
Lure onlookers abroad
Tall owed by a wanting of intensity
Masses peer into the visions of pixels
Varying degrees of ballistics envelope the rider
An awkward palate of physics
In this manner, senses are becoming
Manifest embroideries
Birth of this splendor
Behold a venture of death
Imprints itself on the subconscious
Precursor to rippling flesh

A sacred, assuring thought
I take dreams off a boundless board
Images of color give to me
An explosive reward

Shall I expose myself?
Let others see my living innards
Sliced from toe to gullet
A horrific, bloody engine
Supplements and traps within
Disgusting other with bluntness
Heart giving, taking life fluid
A shrunken liver
Ridiculed for excessive energy
Dissipated unto others
Stomach eager to digest
Send awareness to my mind
Fluctuate fills to indulge
Seeds sown in an unsure breath
Keep the machine running

Scripted pain splashed on ground wood
Put on a mental meal plate
So many stuffing contents down
Indifferent, lifeless numbers and letters
I cannot ingest this factual dogma
My sustenance bile's forth, ingesting ways
And this is meant to help me
Cleanse me of wrong doings

People will never know
Never the experience of others
Dramatic, random worlds
Born into, but pliable
Connection is fathomed
Portrayed as a smile
Or a grimace

Pulled Decision found to be
Neutral, swaying
Seconds spontaneously
Tossing thoughts, actions
Every choice runs
Through space, time passions

Conjured deception
Shadows from the dark
Conceived in hate
Mistaken for power
Phantoms of energy
Caress the wounds of old
They stretch out to kill the mockingbird
Cut the wings to bloodied hate
See strings ripped asunder
Drops of violence

Death by numbers
Millions, billions
One to part from the world
Far flung dreams are captured
Day to day, every second
Long to splash in the pool
Is a ripple the only consequence?
Faces, souls, actions, cast
Into an anecdotal pool of remembrance
Pain, death, joy, orgasm
Meld into every facet
Fear is forgotten

Toss aside casual greeting
Delve into an episode without footing
Your arm is longer then eyes can see
No slowing down to see the skins sheeting
Puncture wounds, torn apart
Upsetting the gaze, no sparks to deem
We burn a light our own
The length those eyes can see

Let go
We can fly
Don't die
In remorseful tears
Toss energy to and fro
Expending while expanding
Let go

Which is the greater tragedy?
To be born with gift and suffer
The consequences of madness
Or to be born gift less
Never to know the madness

A feeling appeared
I know it's there
Felt it, knew it
Circles of consciousness
Symmetric bonds of gravity
Glimpses of hope

Cut into your heart
Deeper than thought
Left alone to see this place
Nothing here but empty disgrace
Cuts up your heart
Cuts up your heart
Cuts of your heart?
Moments of blood is what he is fed
Moments of red is what she'll dread

Lists of lives draw together
Plotted on empty boards
Pain brings out life
A sharp spike of emotion
Contrast to the light wings

The flesh does what pleases
Leaves absent matter reeling
Spilled between the partitions
Life's one continual experience
States of inebriation, clarity
Longed for that which
Is already there
Cast into spectrum's

To find god in music
The bass, angels
The treble, prayers
Lyrical prose
The divine saviors

End it all of a sudden
Or leave random events
Lost in time
Unnoticed, forgotten
The difference, negligible
One ant among billion
Of an ancient god
Defiant among many

Curiosity is painful
Let go of this bar
Cold lies, sheathed in dogma
Greased in the fear of disrespect
Struggled to grapple on
You'll slip down, down
Swallowed a curse I love

I want to tell you everything
These minute thoughts
Last lifetimes in my mind
More precious then diamonds
Lost in the dusts of coal
These glimpses of my form
Could open a mountain of gods between us

This pain
Wanting to live
Each second, each lifetime
Perfectly, I want a new story
Where the villain lives
True justice
Of an uncertain world

Direction, sustain:an illusion
Lives are but a series of movements
Unplanned for thoughts,feelings
Embrace the prehistoric call
Rejecting society
Previously designed coordinated tenures

That's just some of the things that randomly pop into my head everyday. When people read them, often I see them wincing or looking extremely confused. Sometimes when I look into the eyes of a bipolar person, I see the reflection of my own madness.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Manic Depression or Bipolar Disorder - Safe Treatment Through Dream Translation

Manic depression or bipolar disorder is a mental disorder characterized by the abrupt change of mood. On one hand, it generates exaggerated feelings and reactions (euphoria). Bipolar individuals feel so positive they believe they can do even what is beyond human capacity. On the other hand, it generates depression. Depending on the case, this disorder can have the characteristics of a psychosis.

This mysterious mental disorder could be enlightened thanks to the discoveries of the psychiatrist Carl Jung concerning the meaning of dreams, and thanks to my discoveries. I continued Jung's research, completing his arduous mission. Today we know that whenever someone suffers from manic depression or bipolar disorder, they are controlled by their anti-conscience.

The anti-conscience is the wild and primitive side of our conscience, which didn't evolve like our human side. This primitive content generates mental illnesses and mental disorders within our human conscience.

Whenever the absurd content of the anti-conscience invades the human side of our conscience, we have absurd thoughts and feelings, and we show abnormal behavior. However, this content cannot remain in our conscience if we don't follow the absurd thoughts imposed by our evil anti-conscience.

The anti-conscience is our wild personality, which refuses to be tamed by our sensibility and sensitivity. Some people are inclined to follow its absurd thoughts, and this is why they suffer from bipolar disorder, or any other mental disorder or mental illness.

Depending on the degree of domination of the anti-conscience into someone's conscious field, they will suffer from a different mental disorder or mental illness. Manic depression or bipolar disorder is only one mental disorder among an infinite list of mental disorders, which are all generated by the craziness of the anti-conscience.

Now that this mystery was solved, we can cure individuals who suffer from manic depression by eliminating their anti-conscience through consciousness. This is done through dream translation.

Carl Jung discovered the importance of the unconscious mind that produces our dreams. I discovered proof of the unconscious sanctity. My discoveries are gradually putting an end to the atheism that characterizes our civilization. The unconscious mind is a saintly mind that works like a natural doctor. It can be absolutely trusted without fear.

When we master the dream language we understand the wise unconscious guidance in our dreams. The dream images are the unconscious words. All dream images have a symbolic meaning and give us precious information.

I greatly simplified Jung's method of dream interpretation. Today everyone can easily learn how to translate dream images into words that they understand. Thus, everyone can fight against manic depression or bipolar disorder through dream therapy. The unconscious treatment is safe and effective in all cases. Numerous people were cured from all types of mental disorders and mental illnesses through dream translation.

However, individuals who suffer from manic depression need the support of someone else in order to follow dream therapy without giving up. This happens because they are controlled by their anti-conscience most of the time. Their anti-conscience doesn't let them accept passing through a process of consciousness that eliminates its influence.

In case you suffer from manic depression yourself and you don't have anyone's support, you must be insistent. Keep following the unconscious guidance in your dreams. You will surely find peace and sound mental health. The unconscious mind will help you build a uniform and self-confident personality. You'll stop suffering, and become a wise human being.

A New Definition of Happiness


Happiness. It's a word we hear about all the time. It's something that we work for, that we work to achieve. Yet day by day we seem no closer to attaining it. Happiness eludes us.

Yes, we've had moments when we felt happy. Perhaps it was a wedding. Or a birth of a child. Or it was that other night, when we were hanging out with friends, or spending time with family. In those moments, we felt happy, truly, deeply happy. Transcendent almost.

And then it fades. Darkness ensues. The happiness is gone. In its place will often be a vacuum.

We ask, "What's the point?" If we have the inalienable right to pursue happiness, then what is the point if we don't feel like we can ever reach it, or achieve it? That which we want more than anything, to be happy, seems to be something that we can't have.

Maybe if we had more money! That's really all we need! Or maybe it's that brand spankin' new 3D-LED HD TV. A new car? Yes, that's it!

No, no it's not money or things we want, but we want a relationship. A man or woman who will complete us - that will make us happy! If we're in a relationship - if only we weren't in the relationship!

But then we get those things and after a brief honeymoon we're back where we started.

Empty. Sad. So we try to think of other things. And the cycle continues.

It seems we can't be happy. So what do we do?

We employ distraction. We watch TV (obsessively) to distract ourselves from our lives so we don't have to think about how miserable we are or how miserable the world is. We drink. We smoke. We eat. We check our phones every thirty seconds.

We take subconscious shortcuts to happiness. Yet we never seem to be any happier, if anything, the shortcuts seem to be part of the problem. Then we become addicted to the distractions and we are even more unhappy. Turn on the 11:00 news - you know what I mean. The world sucks, so how can we be happy anyway?


After spending the last paragraphs utterly depressed it's time to step away from the ledge. Because we can be happy. But in order to be happy we have to unlearn everything we've ever thought about or even lived about happiness.

First - what happiness ISN'T.

Happiness is not an endpoint.

If our goal is to achieve happiness then we will never be happy.

Yes, read that again.

Happiness is not the goal. The pursuit of happiness is an illusion. If we pursue happiness we will never reach it.

Until now we've thought about happiness as the destination. It's not.

"Wait, what are you talking about?"

We have been told from everyone - parents, teachers, politicians, tv personalities, that the goal of our lives is to achieve happiness. It's in the Declaration of Independence! Can Thomas Jefferson be wrong?

Yes, it's everywhere. We are told time and time again that we must pursue happiness. We are told the goal of our lives is to be happy.

Yet how many of us are happy? Not many. Because we cannot pursue happiness. Let me rephrase, we can pursue happiness if we wish, but we'll never get there. Our efforts will be futile. We know this because we have lived this. We are living this.

It's time for us to develop a new concept of happiness. It's time for us to redefine happiness because our current definition is just not working. No - it's worse than that. Our current definition, of happiness as our goal/destination is simply wrong.

So what is happiness?

Happiness is a result.

Happiness is what results when we are on the path we instinctually know that we should be on. Happiness is what results when we are growing, when we are expanding, when we are developing.

Happiness is not something we can do, or achieve. It's a result. It's a byproduct. When we are growing, when we are expanding, the result will be happiness.

We will never achieve happiness if our goal is happiness.

Our goal must be one of expansion, growth, development. While we are working toward that goal, we will be happy.

Happiness is not about smiling. It isn't about the expression of joy on the face. We might be toiling harder than we have ever toiled before. The expressions on our faces might be one of pain, contempt. But inside we will be singing because we are working on ourselves and developing and growing. The result is happiness.

Therefore, the key, the key for you to be thinking about right now is - are you on the right path? Are you learning? Are you growing? Are you developing? Because when you can honestly answer "Yes" to those questions, then you will be on your journey, and the result will be happiness.

Anxiety Depression Chat Rooms - Find Help Online

Anyone suffering from depression and is being treated for it will find that spending some time online in anxiety depression chat rooms is a very good thing. They will be able to discuss the emotional problems they have been dealing with while remaining safely anonymous, and they will be able to speak with people who understand what they are going through. Suffering from depression - whether it's anxiety depression, bipolar disorder, or just major depression - does not have to be done alone. wants to help you is an Internet anxiety depression chat room and website geared to help people suffering from the effects of depression. The founders have over twenty years of Internet experience and have a staff of health care experts acting as advisors on the website. One doctor is a paediatrician to help with childhood issues, one specializes in internal medicine, and two are marriage and family therapists. There is an additional core of advisors ranging from stay at home mothers with over twenty years of child-rearing experience, bereavement counsellors, and even a television executive who specializes in women issues.

What the community offers their members was developed and designed to help people facing challenges in their life - most notably anxiety and depression - by having a place that was simple to use. Here they can communicate how they are doing with their friends and family, support individuals, and others, giving them a place to respond back with the encouragement, and love. It also helps individuals find other people who are in the same proverbial boat, giving them a chance to see that they are not alone in their suffering and that by sharing experiences, talking, treatments and even just some online affection in a safe community environment.

There is community for everyone on, over 500 all together that are specific to medical problems and life challenges. They will even create a community if there is one you need and it is not there. The support staff are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year so that you can talk to someone whenever you need to. The support staff and advisors are all people who have faced depression, anxiety, and other ailments, and many of their family members are part of the community. Potential members can talk to others about similar treatments, lift someone up who is in a bad place, read news on each community, recommendations for just about everything, and a place to put up photos and journals.

How the community helps you

The first thing a potential member will need to do is sign up for a free account and then start their own wellness journal. In here they will chronicle their bouts with anxiety, depression, and anything else they wish in an effort to share their story with others so that they can begin to heal. It is not necessary for anyone to use their real name, but they can if they so desire. The next step is to invite family, friends, and support personnel to the site for additional support and strength. New members will join a community that fits their needs and then begin to interact with other members and make new friends.

By being able to offer support to others suffering the same anxiety depression, individuals will be able to help themselves as well. This community is also open to anyone with the desire to simply come in and offer other members a helping hand. Sometimes just having a shoulder to lean on and knowing that someone out there really does care is enough to bring anyone closer to healing.

Cures For Depression - Chemical Or Natural?

As we fight to recover from a struggling world economy we face a new threat of an ongoing health crisis. Thousands upon thousands of new cases of depression are being diagnoses annually with no end in sight. As this new wave of cases begins to appear large pharmaceutical companies are waiting with their hands out to cash in screaming the praises of their latest and greatest cures for depression.

This is nothing new as pharmaceuticals are big business making billions of U.S dollars each year. Pick up any magazine or newspaper and you are likely to see some form of advertisement for prescription drugs. There is nothing wrong per say with these companies doing major advertising but I'd suggest you be skeptical of drugs promising to rid you of your depression symptoms overnight. Depression is an illness of the brain, a part of the human body we know very little about in reality.

Experts seem to agree that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain but critics of the theory point to the fact there are no known ways to test these supposed chemical levels. Really, this is an educated guess at best. There is no way of knowing for sure if they have anything to do with depression at all. Antidepressants claim to cure depression by helping to balance these out of balance chemicals but again there is no sure fire way of testing their effectiveness. The best methods are observation to individual patient results but when it comes to mental illness how can you truly have a control group in these study groups. There is no way of knowing if there are underlying symptoms of depression in someone. Sometimes all that is lacking is the catalyst to bring them out.

Cures for depression may one day be a reality but that day is not today. Right now if you are looking to keep your depression in check I'd highly recommend alternative treatments to chemical antidepressants. Natural forms include diet, exercise, and even self help programs. Diet and exercise really go hand in hand as they are both aimed at keeping you physically healthy as well as mentally. Have you ever noticed how good you feel after a hard run or workout? Everyone has stress in their lives, some more than others. It is imperative you find a way to release this stress as bottling it up inside will only result in a meltdown know as a nervous breakdown. Just like a pressure cooker we all have our boiling points and when we are full we are full. Any type of physical activity is a great way to blow off that steam. Eating healthy can lead to a more pleasing self image thus boosting self esteem. Low self esteem can be linked to depression. Self help courses will benefit anyone even those not suffering from depression. A little positive thinking can go a long way.

The 10 Best Happiness Quotes

Perk up your mood and get inspired with ten of my favorite quotes about happiness. We become happier the more we focus on being happy - how it feels, what it looks and sounds like, why we want it, etc. Enjoy!

1. "Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed." Storm Jameson, writer

2. "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Mahatma Gandhi

3. "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln

4. "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Thomas Jefferson

5. "He who would travel happily must travel light." Antoine de Saint Exupéry, pilot and author

6. "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." Margaret Lee Runbeck, writer

7. "Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." Sarah Ban Breathnach

8. "Joy is not in things; it is in us." Richard Wagner

9. Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. James Allen

10. "What if you began to expect the best from any situation? Isn't it possible that you could write new chapters in your life with happy endings? Suspend your disbelief? Take a leap of faith? After all, what have you got to lose but misery and lack?" Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

4 Types Of Bipolar Disorder Explained - How They Affect Individuals

In psychiatry Bipolar Syndrome and Manic Depression falls under a group of mood disorders where a person experiences emotional states where they go from being clinically depressed to states where their moods are elevated, or the opposite cycle, and can be or include both these mood states. This can be a crippling condition if it is left untreated or ignored, and has been known to cause suicide.

During the late 1950's was when the term "manic depressive" first came about, although it is now commonly referred as Bipolar Disorder, which is the name for it now. This mood disorder will have been around long before it was discovered. Word such as 'ania' and 'manos' which come from Latin, used by the Romans. A Roman doctor by the name of Caelius Aurelianus came up with these etymologies (history of words). The meaning of 'Ania' is a creating great mental suffering, whereas 'manos' on the opposite scale can be translated as being calmer and more relaxed. Through centuries past those known to great minds have tried to work out how these strange mood swings have come about. Gao Lian, a Chinese encyclopaedist was one of the first to cite this illness in his 'Eight Treatises on Nurturing of Life'; the Frenchman Jules Baillarger found that the origin of these frequent cycles of depression and mania could be explained through two phased mental disorder.

The concept behind what we know today as Bipolar Disorder was considered to be a German psychiatrist - Emil Kraeplin. Long before mood stabilisers were created, he looked at untreated patients and studied their case files and was able to sort them into those that were afflicted with this illness. He conceived and is known as the father behind the term "Manic Depressive Psychosis". Under observations Emil's patients were found to undergo cycles where they had acute depression one moment then mania, with intermissions in between where the patient had no symptoms and were acting normally.

While Kraeplin discovered the concept behind the illness, it was Dr. John Cade who was credited with coming up with the treatment. He discovered that Lithium Carbonate was effective as a mood stabiliser, suitable to treat all kinds of mental illness. As a pioneer for this medication, it was the first of its kind to be used for treating all psychiatric conditions, which were often treated by electroconsulive therapy or lobotomy.

Bipolar syndrome can be said to be having mood swings, but on a much more frightening scale. These abnormal mood swings will make an individual's life very difficult or can enhance it depending on the severity of the disorder (on a scale from mild to severe) and which route it takes (a depressive or elevated mood). It can alter a person's active and energy levels, their cognitive behaviour, affect their social life and disturb their normal sleep cycle.

Whilst a person is in their early teens they will just start of with depression which comes and goes. As they reach their late teens, the Bipolar Disorder begins to surface. In some cases, a person has started with this illness as a young child, and others later on in their life. Bipolar can strike anyone at any age regardless of their ethnic background, their sex, their race or their social class.

Females diagnosed with the illness usually began firstly with episodes of depression, whilst male patients are more known to have started with manic episodes. The disorder is known to be genetic, so if you are blood related to someone with this illness there is a tendency for it to passed on.

These changes or episodes of mood swings can last from a few hours and even for months; everyone is affected differently and have dissimilar coping mechanisms. Where a patient has four or more depressive episodes or mood changes and a combination of mania in any single year, they are known to have Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder.

A patient with Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder can reach a full cycle within hours or days. In Bipolar Disorder the patients progressively move through the mood changes. They are extremely unstable and it is difficult to find the correct treatment for each affected individual. It is the females who are more prone to Rapid Cycling.

Bipolar Disorder is classified and split into four types depending on the intensity and the patterns:

1. Bipolar I Disorder - A patient will suffer one or more mixed cycle, with at least one or more long episode of depression. The severest of all the forms as the manic episodes are extreme.

2. Bipolar II Disorder - The presence of one or major depressive episode with at least one hypomanic episode. The depression is more intense than the mania ( which can last for at least four days). A person can become quite destructive although it may not be troublesome.

3. Cyclothymic Disorder - Milder than Bipolar II, there are varying episodes of depression and mania which are acute stages, but less severe. They do not occur as much as in Bipolar I or II, but could progress to either one of these at a later stage.

4. Unspecified Bipolar Disorder - This is where a person is experiencing depressive and episodes of mania which cannot be classified in those conditions mentioned about, so a person can recover fully from this.

People should not regard this type of disorder as if it was something awful like Leprosy, and wash their hands of sufferers. They should learn to gain a better understanding, that this illness can be treated and stabilised with the correct medication. There is also excellent choices of therapy available to make this disorder more manageable so that patients can lead a normal life. They are able to take control again and be confident.

Overcome Your Depression With Five Suggestions

The myth about depression

Whenever a person feels low, the individual will tend to say, "I am depressed". This is far from the truth. "I feel depressed" is a more accurate state.

Some of the symptoms are as follows:

  • A general sense of low or down mood that pervades in all aspects of life.

  • An inability to become interested in activities that were enjoyed previously.

  • Ruminate over thoughts and feelings of one's worthlessness and a feeling of not being good enough.

  • A sense of guilt or regret, helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, self-hatred and self-punishing thoughts.

  • Refusal to participate in social events and activities.

  • Chronic insomnia.

  • Appetite often decreases, resulting in weight loss.

  • Some may result in comfort eating and gain weight.

  • Some people report multiple physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches or digestive problems and pains.

  • Panic attacks or anxiety can grab the person.

  • Loss of sex drive or low sex drive.

No matter what kind of symptoms you experience or what you are depressed about, the fact remains that there is a chemical imbalance in your brain.

There are two main parts of the brain: The thinking brain (sympathetic nervous system - stimulation)The emotional brain (parasympathetic nervous system - relaxation)

When you feel bad, your emotional brain is reacting to stress chemicals and hence you cannot relax and thus it causes anxiety, panic or pain.

To counter this, some kind of behavioural intervention is needed to help your brain to produce the natural "happy chemicals" for your well-being.

1. Diaphragm breathing exercise.

Expand your stomach when you breathe in and contract your stomach when you breathe out.

Imagine you are expanding with the Universe and while contracting,feel the softening of all muscles, tissues and ligaments. Keep breathing until you feel a sense of calmness or relaxation.

2. Free yourself from all negative thoughts by shifting your attention to neutral thoughts or activities.

Example: Recite a nursery rhyme many times over or use a Mantra of "Shish" or "Om". It may not carry any meaning but it kicks the negative thoughts out of its dominant position. This draws the attention away from the emotional brain to the thinking brain. Depression belongs to the emotional brain.

3. Be an Observer

When you feel depressed, mentally step back and observe the feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. Simply recognise the feelings and acknowledge that you are not the feelings. You embrace by giving thanks to yourself for feeling it.

Example: "I am grateful for allowing myself to feel this pain" or"I am thankful for acknowledging this discomfort".

This will cause your brain to neutralise those chemicals because you are no longer consuming it.

4. Physical exercise

Go for a brisk walk, jog, swim or cycle. You will get your adrenaline rush and it is best way to combat the emotional brain.

5. Pay attention to your self-talk

Self-talk is the on-going conversation that you have with yourself in your own mind like a broken record, playing over and over again. Be mindful and arrest the negative self-talk by replacing it with positive self-talk.

Example: "I am hopeless and I simply cannot do anything right".

Change to: "I may not know how to do it now however, I'll learn to do them correctly in time".

Remember this -

You are not your mind, you are not your thoughts; you create your mind, you create your thoughts. The mind that created the problem is the same mind that can undo it.

Some people may have allowed themselves to fall so deep into the hole and external help may be needed besides self-intervention.

There are many therapies in the market that one can engage. They range from psychotherapy to counselling, coaching to hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy is by far the most effective and takes the shortest time to help a person get out of feeling depressed because hypnosis works with the subconscious mind. The subconscious is the direct link to the emotional brain and thus transforming it effectively.

Hypnotherapy can also resolve inner conflicts and install positive beliefs and feelings such as:

  • Elevating self-worth and self-esteem

  • Positive energy

  • Feeling motivated

  • A new sense of excitement and hope

In addition, hypnosis can help you to tap on your unlimited potential to do great things, reactivate your passion and reclaim your life.

Get Rid Of Your Depression Once and For ALL

Hypnotherapy is a very effective and permanent solution to help you to lift the clouds of depression. Nancy Ho, Clinical Hypnotherapist can help you to live your life to the fullest.