Treatments for Depression

594 Words Feb 20th, 2018 2 Pages
Different types of depression require a variety of treatments, with mild or moderate, a change in lifestyle could be all that is needed, for severe depression, psychotherapy and medication may be necessary.
First, spirituality enhances our mood in many ways, an example being the calming effects when one meditates. Feelings of connectedness to other people, and asking questions about our existence and purpose give our life meaning. Practices such as prayer, yoga and meditation can all relax the body and mind, lift the mood, and provide relief. Alternative medicine such as aromatherapy and using of essential oils can lift ones spirit and relax an aggravated mood. A long walk in nature, away from busy streets and cloud gazing can provide relief from a busy lifestyle. We are the quality of our thoughts, and usually if we think bad, bad is what we get. In shamanic societies if you asked a medicine person why you felt depressed or disheartened they would ask, “When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in silence?” Our illusion of control keeps us unconscious to the many ups and downs of external reality, which we have no control over, but we do have control of our inner voice. The Latin word for spirit is breath, so maybe all we need to is just breathe, and know that everything is unfolding as it should and we are right where we need to be in this very moment. In our jobs we can…
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