Sometimes depression recovery happens slowly and steadily as you clear away the barriers - whether they are life problems or trauma and unhelpful emotional patterning.
Listen to this Fourth Audio of the “Client Stories” series and you can also read the accompanying blog posting.
Listen/Download to my audio: Tricia’s recovery from depression
Read my Depression Help Blog post: Tricia’s recovery from depression
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
Sometimes, people have been depressed for so long – not necessarily all the time but chronically – that they have accepted the depression as central to who they are and that depression recovery is impossible. They don’t believe in their heart that they will ever escape completely from the depression.
Tricia was in the mid sixties, married and with three grown up children and now five grandchildren. She traced the beginning of her depression to a time some twenty five years ago – a time of great stress when her mother had died, she had been made redundant and there were money worries to contend with. Tricia was quite naturally resistant to the idea that her depression could be simply explained – by ruminating too much and so slipping into a vicious circle of over dreaming and exhaustion - or that depression recovery was possible..
I worked with Tricia over four months. It was like peeling away the layers of an onion – until all that was left was Tricia as she actually always could have been – capable, efficient and busy and at last clear to live a life that would work for her.