Depression Homework Activity 2: Finding Order from the Chaos

depression homework

Today’s depression homework activity is about scheduling and routine.  It is a way to find order in the chaos that often becomes our lives when we are depressed. For many people, having a schedule or routine might seem boring or dull.  However, it doesn’t have to be. It can give shape…

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Your Thyroid and Depression

If You Are Depressed: Get Your Thyroid Checked! If you are depressed, make sure you have gotten your thyroid checked.  There is a strong link between the thyroid and depression: sometimes when people are hypothyroid, they become depressed.  Hypothyroid just means your body is not producing enough of the thyroid hormones.…

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Best books on hypnosis

There are a lot of books on hypnosis out there, but there is a wide variation in the quality of the information available in those books.  Some provide the latest hypnotherapy techniques while others are simply a rehash of old and outdated information.  This post will point you in the…

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Are you afraid to open up to your counselor?

opening up to counselor

I recently had a question from a person who was having difficulty opening up to her counsellor.  She could not even look her counselor in the eye and felt she was her counselor’s worst client. Opening up to a stranger can be strange I wonder how many people are in the…

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Grief: How to process the loss of everything from your car keys to your loved ones

processing loss

I wanted to take some time to write about loss because it is pervasive in our lives and yet many people do not stop to acknowledge it or even think about it.  Here, I am not just talking about the big, obvious losses like when a loved one passes away.…

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