Effective self-help for depression
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can be a fast way out of depression, and you can easily learn how to do it to help yourself.
Are you an all-or-nothing kind of person? A black-and-white person? For example — if you don’t do something perfectly, do you automatically judge yourself as a failure? If this is how you’ve been living for years – take note, you could find yourself dealing with depression.
This habit of negativity is quite widespread among all of us, but it’s much more than a quirk of personality – it can be a warning sign. (Perfectionism sets up stress, and is possibly an example of how hard you may have been on yourself for decades.)
Depression is often a killer. Research suggests that three-quarters of suicides are linked to depression. (And generally, men make up three-quarters of the dead.)
You may not realise that rigid negative attitudes could make you a candidate for depression.
Or… you may have been fighting depression with or without drugs for years.
Or… you may even have been taking some anti-depressants that cause the very symptoms they are supposed to mask, up to and including being legally assessed as a cause of murder.
Is there an answer? One of millions of people who now think there can often be a non-drug answer to dealing with depression is U.S. physician Dr. Joseph Mercola, who hosts a leading natural health website. He publishes scientific studies that seldom see the light of day elsewhere, as they are not popularised by big medical or pharmaceutical business interests.
Dr. Mercola writes: ‘Depression and other emotional disturbances can be safely and effectively treated by an energy psychology technique called EFT, which a growing number of scientific studies is showing to be incredibly effective.
‘EFT is even more effective when combined with healthy diet and lifestyle.’
What is EFT? EFT is a multi-purpose stress release system of self help for both healing and life management.
It involves fingertapping on parts of your face and body, with the intention to clear away stress disruptions in your electromagnetic meridian energy system. The meridian system is invisible to the eye, but has been the foundation of Eastern medicine for thousands of years, and is now being investigated by Western science.
EFT tapping enables you to release negative attitudes without willpower, without struggle.
An hour of EFT tapping has recently been shown to reduce levels of your natural stress hormone, cortisol, by an amazing 25%.
When you focus this brief tapping activity on specific personal problems, astonishing results can occur, ranging widely:
• reducing or eliminating your physical pain
• clearing away your anxieties and depression.
EFT tapping often works fast, although serious problems require persistence. Its high success rate invites you to try it – in this case when you catch yourself laying heavy judgments on yourself.
Self-help tapping You can learn to do this simple and gentle process for yourself, for dealing with depression. You can also have EFT practitioner assistance, in person or by phone or Skype.
EFT is an energy approach to just about any personal problem. It is a leading part of the massive new move towards 21st century energy medicine, a field of astonishing possibilities for fast change, many of which are already coming true.
EFT easily addresses and removes stress disruptions in the energy structures that we now know underlie our emotions, as well as from our physical sensations and our cellular activities.
As you learn to reduce your stress levels, your negative attitudes can simply melt away. You automatically start to see life in a more positive way.
Depression and your sense of humor Depression swamps the ability to see the funny side. Try this test…
Here’s a quote from Lillian Carter, mother of ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter (was she depressed at the time?): ‘Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, “Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.’’ ’
Dealing with depression through this natural energy technique may be a lifesaver for you, or for someone you care about.