Tag Archive | Depression

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

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  • Heart palpitations
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Feeling sick or nauseous
  • Cold or clammy hands
  • Hot flushes or chills
  • Increased heard rate
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble sleeping

You maybe depressed or stressed

It’s okay we have all been there at sometime.

I worked in a very stressful workplace environment and found myself the target of bulling and harassment. I was tired all the time, not sleeping, unproductive, and certainly had no clarity or peace of mind. I didn’t want to go out the front door. I cried a lot basically I gave up I couldn’t see the point. Because I was on work cover I got sent to see a psychologist who did not get me at all. In fact every time I came a way from seeing him I would be in tears. I told him I could see colours around people stupid thing to do really but I was so vulnerable. Lucky I didn’t end up in the mental health unit I was working in.

One of the things I learnt from him though was that sensitive people should not be working in really stressful environments.

  • I started walking out in nature round a lake near us. I would sit and watch the ducks.
  • I meditated and talk to my guide (didn’t tell the psychologist that though).
  • I count my blessings that I have these abilities as they helped me through this period.

Learning meditation, relaxation techniques, and positive psychology, was a lifesaver for me and I could not imagine my life without them now.

My friend convinced me to go and do a transpersonal counselling course with her which was the best thing I ever did. I always told her that if I could find something that was close to Spiritual Psychology I would go. Transpersonal Counselling is.

For you it to will pass

Don’t be afraid to go and see someone and get some professional help. Find someone who gets you and can help. It won’t work if you don’t like them. Keep looking. There will be someone there.

There is no shame in it.

Self-care management techniques:

  • Walk it doesn’t have to be far, but far enough to get the endorphins working ( about 20minutes).
  • Use relaxation techniques.
  • Lessen the amount of caffeine taken daily.
  • Eat a healthy diet: three main meals a day – don’t just graze.
  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Do something just for you.
  • Have your hair cut.
  • Soak in the bath.
  • Sit in the sun.
  • Do nothing.
  • Do yoga or Tai Chi.
  • Ask a friend to look after your children.
  • Never be afraid or ashamed to ask for help; you are human, not superhuman.
  • Talk to someone about how you are feeling, don’t bottle it up.
  • Walking, jogging, and running really help with mental wellness.
  • Meeting up with friends is vital. even if you don’t feel like it. It will get better.
  • Keep up your interests to whatever extent you can.
  • Keep a journal this really helps.

Often the symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression and grief are due to us living our lives out of balance and needing to take responsibility for our own choices in life. But it can all be changed. There is always hope, if you are willing to make a positive difference in your life.

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Love and light

Judith

How not feel drained between clients

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This is a problem that seems to be becoming more talked about especially for Healers, Empathetic Counsellors, Mentors, Intuitive readers and so on.

So what is happening?

Sensitive’s, emphatics and those who are intuitive are starting to feel things more deeply, sense things that they weren’t open to before and much, much more aware.

 How can we look after ourselves?

We probably all have some ritual that we do or protection that we use, but we are finding that they no longer work. Just as we need to up grade our virus protector on our computers, the same thing applies to our use of energy protection.

We need to change what is not working and be mindful of what our body is telling us.

  • If we need to have more time between clients then do so.
  • If our body says rest then rest, even a 10-minute rest, no reading, just closing your eyes and resting is good.
  • Make sure that you are doing some form of energy protection it is vital to protect your energy from others.
  • You may find you need more alone time.

Here is what I do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKDy-7G1rP0

and I also go into more depth in my free e-book ‘Taking Back Control’

I do need more alone time, a lot more. This year for me has been huge even though I have known what has been happening, it still hadn’t prepared me for how it impacted on my emotions and body.

  • I meditate daily.
  • I use the Golden Rose energy for protection, which I use in conjunction with clearing and grounding and they work. It’s quick and simple.
  • We have tested this little ritual, so you give it ago for a couple of days and then stop and see what happens.

I have included a link above to a video that explains all about how to do it and why it works. If you require more protection, as sometimes you will, I also cut cords at night before going to sleep.

  • Imagine that with a knife, you are cutting the cords that are attached to your chakra centres that are not yours. Making sure you do the back and the front of the chakra centres.
  • Then imagine they are going back to where they belong.
  • Send them back with love.
  • You can also imagine that mirrors all facing outwards are surrounding you. You can use what works for you or the lot. But they need to be done frequently.

See how you go and please pass this on if it helps.

 

What is the difference between Depression and the Blues?

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Over one million people in Australia live with depression. Over two million have anxiety disorder. How do you know if you have the blues or are suffering from depression?

The Blues

Everyone will experience the blues at some point in their lives. The feeling of sadness, grief, loneliness or lack of motivation when going through a difficult life experience is part of being human. They can often be helpful in a sense, life’s way of letting you know that something is amiss, which is your cue to either making changes in your life or stopping and facing issues that you might have been avoiding. Most of the time, you can continue to function normally and you know that you will bounce back, and you do. With depression that is not the case.

What is Depression?

Depression is a serious condition. While we have all felt sad and low in mood, from time to time you may experience these feelings very deeply and very profoundly, often without a reason. Have you ever found it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis? Have normal activities become increasingly more difficult to cope with?

Have you ever had trouble getting out of bed? This is more than just laziness; it’s a profound desire to have no interaction at all with the outside world. Activities that once you enjoyed are harder to take part in. Depression becomes a serious problem when the feelings persist.

How do you know if a person has depression?

If a person has been feeling sad, down or unhappy most of the time for more than two weeks or has lost interest in most of their activities.

Depression symptoms can include:

  • Not wanting to go out anymore
  • Withdrawing from close family and friends
  • Finding it difficult to concentrate
  • Feeling overwhelmed, irritable, unhappy, sad, tired all the time
  • Having negative thoughts i.e., ‘I’m a failure.’ ‘I’m worthless.’ ‘Life’s not worth living.’
  • Feeling sick and run down, not sleeping
  • Getting headaches and muscle pains, significant weight loss or gain

Some factors that may contribute to depression are:

  • A family history of depression
  • Hormonal changes
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Medication
  • Medical conditions
  • Abuse
  • Personality type
  • Loss of a job

Left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months or years. Early attention is important. It is a serious disorder, however, when treated properly you can hope to expect a full recovery. In some cases, antidepressant medication will be required in combination with personal development and the techniques that have been mentioned for anxiety and stress.

Depression is not something to take lightly, and can sometimes require immediate professional attention. Your mental health is too important to take lightly. As mentioned previously, it is important that you acknowledge all parts of yourself in order to heal. Use your self-care management techniques and if your feelings are still troubling you, then seek further help from your Doctor or another health professional about getting appropriate treatment.

You can find a Depression Checklist on Beyond Blue’s website. http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Understanding the difference between feeling “blue” and being depressed can make a difference in the quality of life for an affected individual.  With proper treatment, depression can be managed, and individuals can live more enjoyable and productive lives.

Self-care management techniques

On the road to recovery

Making sure that you have me time is vitally important for your own mental, emotional spiritual and physical wellness. Your family and loved ones will benefit from you being well and happy. We can often be so caught up in making sure everyone else is looked after that we forget about the most important person. You. How can you care for someone else when your own happiness is not being taken care of? Here are a few quick suggestions for enhancing your mental and emotional wellness by doing every day ordinary things.

Some key ideas to help with Self Care:

  • Take time for yourself each day
  • Keep a journal – it can help
  • Have a good cry it is part of the healing process
  • Take life one day at a time
  • Get regular exercise with gardening, walking, yoga or Tai Chi
  • Relaxation Meditation can be found on my webpage judithtehuia.com
  • Keep up with your hobbies, passions, and anything you love doing
  • Lessen the amount of caffeine taken daily
  • Eat a healthy diet: three main meals a day, don’t just graze
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Do something just for you
  • Ask a friend to look after your children
  • Never be afraid or ashamed to ask for help you are human not superhuman
  • Talk to someone about how you are feeling, don’t bottle it up
  • Meeting up with friends is vital
  • Keep up your interests to whatever extent you can

There is no shame in having the blues or having depression. It is knowing that you can move on to living a happy and healthy life if you chose to.

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