Resources to Manage Depression

Excellent resources are essential when we want to holistically conquer depression and live a more peaceful and happier life. Here are some resources to manage depression that I use and recommend. Hopefully, they’ll help you as much as they’ve helped me.

Calming the Nervous System

The following are natural essential oils, supplements and alternative methods that I have used and recommend. They help calm the nervous system , which helps a depressive person better concentrate on healing.

Essential Oils

  • Lavender Oil
  • Bergamot Oil
  • Lavandin Oil
  • Sandalwood Oil
  • Rose Oil
Supplements

  • Holy Basil
  • Valerian Root
  • Iosol
  • Rhodiola
  • Vitamin D-3
Other Alternative Methods

  • Acupuncture
  • Subliminal messages (with Binaural or Isochronic beats)
  • Guided meditation
  • Non-guided meditation
  • Yoga

Therapy Models

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy mode that has helped me reduce the pain and distress that come from traumatic memories. It is recommended to have a therapist offer this kind of treatment. But, as each case is different, once I learned how it works, I have been able to use it by myself each time I need to. In this way it is called, “Self-Administered EMDR”.

Internal Family Systems (IFS): Internal Family Systems is a therapeutic approach that has helped me understand my different inner parts, called my inner child. By doing this I have found out how past trauma and pain have run my life for a long time. Thanks to IFS I have been able to heal many sides of me, and transform the pain into a positive driving force.

Talk therapy: It is always helpful to have someone outside our circle of friends and family to talk to. Check in your area for the best therapist available, or ask for recommendations. I highly recommend a therapist that uses EMDR and/or IFS.

Past Life Therapy: Attention, this is NOT Past Life Regression. It is a full therapeutic method.

Self-Compassion: This is an excellent site that teaches what self-compassion is and is not. It is full of information, and provides tips on how to be nicer to ourselves. It teaches a radical new way to relate to oneself. I highly recommend it because of how much it has helped me. My hope is that it can help you too.

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