Depression is common but it can also be confusing.

Many people experience some form of depression, ranging from severe and debilitating clinical depression to everyday “blues”.  It is so common that some people take it for granted that they just have to live with it.

Depression can be the cause of painful suffering, but it can also have elements of creativity and healing in it.  Many other life experiences are tied to how people experience depression and what they need to heal from it.  Issues such as anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and eating disorders can all be closely connected to depression.

In an interview with Fiona Moore for Roadmap for Awakening, I share about my book chapter, “Returning Home: One Woman’s Journey from Depression to Joyous Living Using Body-Centered and Creative Approaches in Dance/Movement Therapy” in The Use of the Creative Therapies in Treating Depression (2015).

Learn how:

  • Depression is a dynamic and changing condition.
  • Why body awareness holds a vital key to heal depression.
  • How creativity is a natural medicine for depression.

You will also learn more about how I use creative and body-centered approaches in therapy and why they are so powerful in working with depression and other issues.

>> Listen to the Interview: From Depression to Joyous Living

Help for depression.

As I discuss in the interview, depression falls along a continuum. Professional help can be very supportive if you experience milder depression, and really crucial if you have more severe depression.

If you are considering therapy for yourself and you’re interested in a free consultation to see if a creative, body-centered approach to therapy might be right for you, please get in touch

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The content of this blog is not intended to replace therapy, and does not constitute mental health or professional advice.   Reflections and opinions shared should not be construed as specific psychotherapy advice.

 

© 2016 Annabelle F. Coote

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