Psychologist’s guide to effectively manage despressive episodes, enhance moods, and rebuild aliveness!
Being sad is a normal human emotion. It’s natural to feel despondent when someone you love dies or you’re dealing with life-altering events such as an illness or divorce. While these challenges are never forgotten the subsequent emotional distress usually dissipates over a normal period of time. However, if your sadness is constant and intense and never seems to go away then you may be suffering from depression.
Depression can drain your energy, leaving you feeling empty and fatigued. This can make it difficult to muster the strength or desire to seek treatment.
However, there are small steps you can take to help you feel more in control and improve your overall sense of well-being.
A lot of the work in treating depression is changing how you think. When you’re depressed, you embrace worst-case scenarios and obsessively dwell on the negative. Challenging these negative thoughts is a common treatment for depression. You feel no one loves you, but what real evidence do you have? You think you’re a worthless horrible person, but is that really the truth? Try challenging these beliefs and ideas. When the thoughts come say, “no, we’re not doing this today.” When you’re telling yourself what a terrible person you are, think about how you would respond if a friend talked about themselves that way. You would probably tell them to stop being so negative. Apply the same logic to your own thoughts. It takes practice, but if you address the negative thoughts head-on, don’t embrace them, or indulge, they’ll eventually become less persuasive.
In this course, I will share with you some of the key concepts that actually helped me overcome 5 years of depression (MDD) and cyclothymia.
Course created by Vyas Psychology Training Centre.
Who this course is for:
- Psychologists/Counselors who are having difficulty treating clients with MDD
- Psychologists/Counselors who have started a new business and feel unclear how to proceed with MDD clients
- Psychologists/Counselors if your practice is ineffective because you lack frameworks, insights, and worksheets for helping clients with MDD
- Psychologists/Counselors who have never helped depressive clients