Season Two: The Art of Mental Health
Episode Four: Depression, how we understand it and how we heal it
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In this episode we do a deep dive into depression, exploring it in our typical unconventional style. We get personal with Louisa sharing her story of healing from dysthymia (a mild but chronic form of depression). And finally we lay out the path that Louisa used to heal herself.
We also cover the two main aspects of depression: how depression comes about via our creation of a “finished world” and then how depression is sustained via the “being nature” of depression that takes on a life of its own, and can, at times, take over. We explain these mysterious-sounding concepts in more detail.
Lastly, we get into the 7 main practices that Louisa used on her path of healing. We have found each of these aspects of healing to be essential on our own personal paths. In what order or how much of each is needed may vary from person to person. We are not presenting this as a prescription because we ourselves are not therapists or medical professionals; we are sharing our hard-earned first-hand knowledge from our own healing journeys. We see the healing journey as more of an art-form than a science, hence our season’s title: The Art of Mental Health.
These steps represent a very unusual approach to healing; we depart pretty radically from conventional ideas about what it takes to heal from depression and bring some fresh new insights to the topic.
DISCLAIMER: This podcast and youtube show represents the opinions of Rachel and Louisa. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professionals for any medical advice.
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