Asking the Right Questions
Audio 10 of the “Depression Help” Podcasts

The questions you ask tell you a lot about how active you are, as opposed to introspecting uselessly. It is worth spending time asking questions that lead you in the right direction.

Listen to this Tenth Audio of the “Depression Help” series and you can also read the accompanying blog post.

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Audio 1: Three stage programme
Audio 2: More than Depression Tips
Audio 3: Two Suggestions
Audio 4: Talking is last thing
Audio 5: Vicious and Virtuous
Audio 6: Depression like a Twisted Ankle
Audio 7: Ignorance of Depression
Audio 8: How do you feel?
Audio 9: Timelines and Life Stories
Audio 10 : Ask the right questions
Audio 11: Three reframes
Audio 12: Is each depression unique?

Audio 13: Drowning in Depression

It is self-evident that if you are not facing in the right direction you are unlikely to arrive at your desired destination. I am prompted to make this obvious point by my work with three clients - all have endured Freudian/analytical therapy for many years and all in consequence are stuck – attempting to find answers to impossible questions.

Thanks to their therapy they have a story (however misguided) which explains why they are suffering so. And from this, they find themselves failing to answer questions such as:

  • ·         Why am I incapable of love and empathy?
  • ·         Why can I not ever do anything that I really want to do
  • ·         What is it about me that mean everything I do always goes wrong?

Of course, as there are no answers to these questions, their failure to do so keeps them locked and lost in disastrous loops.

To move towards a life that works, one might think of a different set of questions such as:

  • ·         What could I change about what I do today that would mean that I was calmer in the presence of my partner?
  • ·         How could I reduce my levels of arousal so that I could think straighter about my problems?
  • ·         What is going well for me right now despite my problems and how have I managed this?

What are the questions that you might ask yourself?

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