Life changes – such as parenthood for example or retirement can require a very different way of seeing the world and reacting to it. This was the case for Mike, a successful businessman and now retired.
Listen to this Fifth Audio of the “Client Stories” series and you can also read the accompanying blog post.
Listen/Download to my audio: Mike’s new model for living, now he was retired
Read my Depression Help Blog post: Mike’s new model for living, now he was retired
1: Donald’s story of depression creeping up
Audio 2: Experience of Padma and Roberta
Audio 3: Trevor’s recovery from fear of depression
Audio 4: Tricia’s depression recovery
Audio 5: Mike’s reset following retirement
Audio 6: Norman failed by the NHS
Audio 7: Barbara and Ros resetting
Audio 8: Harold’s Diagnosis
Audio 9: Freddie’s failure
Audio 10: Rosanna’s suicidal thoughts and recovery
Audio 11: Fiona’s isolation and stigma
Audio 12: Vernon and Kate – self confidence was the problem
Audio 13: Isobel on the verge of extinction
Audio 14: Rachel on the verge of extinction
Mike came to me chronically depressed, having been slowly sinking over the three or four years, since his retirement. He was in his early sixties and had an eventually successful corporate career. He had learnt to be cautious and now he could not relax and let go – for his retirement seemed to bring ever more problems around his living circumstances.
What emerged when helping Mike, was that he needed to work out a very different way to see the world and how he could best live in it. The old corporate model no longer worked.