Depression is not a "thing" in itself, but a description of the result of certain thinking processes.
One important thing to understand about life is that life is cyclical. That is to say that challenges happen fairly often in everyone's life. Rejection, disappointment, grief, and embarrassment occur in everyone's lifetime and sometimes regularly. When challenges happen a person with a "learned pessimism" style of thinking will find that they become depressed.
A major depressive episode could be described as a person having symptoms such as feeling sad or empty, lack of interest in anything, constant fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of guilt or shame, the inability to think clearly or focus on something, insomnia and weight loss or gain. This could be a life-threatening psycho-physiological disorder if it goes on unchecked.
Depression is the result of the combination of a persons experiences and a their personal style of thinking which is called "learned pessimism".
Working with clients on a one-to-one basis we would use what are referred to as solution focused questions and questions to help the person move from their "What's the point?" way of thinking to specifics, and help clarify their outcomes.
We would also look at processes to dissociate them from any traumatic memories and associate them into enjoyable experiences, sorting their ongoing experiences for happiness.
The end goal is for the client to look towards their future, using goal-setting and thinking changes to let go of the past and move forward.
I believe we should all exercise and laugh on a daily basis which creates the physiology of happiness.
If this strikes a chord with you take control of your life, make that change and make an appointment to come in and discuss your personal situation.
I am a specialist consultant in Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapy and a Master NLP Practitioner based in Largs, North Ayrshire on the West coast of Scotland since 1999.