Having Depression makes you look old! There are 43 muscles in the face, with sets of five working together to show happiness, fear, sadness, anger, disgust and surprise, interestingly these are universal to each race, so we can recognize these emotions in everyone. When we suffer from depression these muscles seem to get fixed: causing
How to help someone who is depressed First off this can be a really difficult thing to do. The depressed person is not just ‘down in the dumps’ and telling them to ‘snap out of it’ does more harm than good. One client said ‘don’t you think I tried! If only I knew how to?’
How Depression affects Relationships Is your partner depressed? This is a difficult situation due to the other person not being able to relate at a physical or emotional level. With a partner often not seeing a reason to live, they are often full of remorse, guilt and self hatred for not being able to be the partner
Having a healthy gut contributes to a healthy mind We have all had ‘butterflies’ or ‘the jitters’ in the stomach, when nervous or anxious. Have you ever said “I can’t stomach that’ to hearing or seeing something disagreeable. Or when very upset, you cannot eat, you feel like you will throw up if you did?
Case study: A mother with depression who could not smile. I ran a group for 17 women with depression; it was held once a week for 3 hours over 5 weeks. A young woman in her thirties (a single mum with a 3 year old) attended; taking one look at her face and posture you
Adversity is the cause of depression! This could be small adversities over a period of time which build up, or a severe one such as the death of a loved one. Research has shown that adversities/traumas are stored in the Limbic System; which is the emotional set of the brain. And the most unusual thing
Do you know the books about Mr or Miss Depression? Many of you may have read the Mr Men or Little Miss Books by Roger Hargreaves (©THOIP), how he portrayed emotions as people, Mr. Happy, Grumpy, Perfect or Miss Bossy or Neat: these lovable books demonstrated individual moods and roles. Now your moods and roles are
Do you have a genetic mutation effecting depression, anxiety, stress etc.? As my previous emails/blogs have demonstrated, good nutrition and a healthy gut are very important to your mental well being! But research has now shown that between 5-10% of the population has a genetic mutation which does not allow them to absorb vital nutrition:
Five types of food to eat if you want to be keep your mind happy and depression at bay Food and depression have a correlation. 1: oily fish, mackerel, sardines, herring salmon, pilchards, and trout and fresh tuna, flax seed/linseed and walnut oils, or take fish/krill/hemp seed oils. 2: Leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, beans (legumes).
Having a healthy gut contributes to a healthy mind. We have all had ‘butterflies’ or ‘the jitters’ in the stomach, when nervous or anxious. Have you ever said “I can’t stomach that’ to hearing or seeing something disagreeable. Or when very upset, you cannot eat, you feel like you will throw up if you did?