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Your methods to cope with depression ?

964ST

War Hero
Find a „Grifter“ (not a Chopper or a High Riser)! On the interweb. Then post a YouTube vid where you are „bunny-hopping“ over your Wifes Fully Clothed Body!
That MIGHT bring me out of a potentially depressive phase?
 
My wife has recently given birth to my daughter and my sister bought her this book for Christmas.

Amazon product
I suppose it didn't help that I was already half cut on Scotch, but I found the book to be pretty profound and I was close to becoming an emotional wreck by the end.

A few of the reviews suggest that the quotes are cliché and could have been compiled from cheesy Clinton cards. That is certainly true, however, I think it completely overlooks the scope of the story.

The book can be interpreted in a variety of different ways. The animals can represent different personalities of the same person or they could just be friends of different experiences and ages, they could even be different philosophies.

In my own mind the boy represents the innocent and curious child always asking questions.

The mole is indulgence and living for the moment.

The fox has been hurt by life and is resentful and angry.

The horse has wisdom and age, it's also the biggest thing all the other animals have seen.

All these personalities (or whatever they are) react with each other and ask a series of questions about how a person should live and what really matters. It's almost like a Socratic dialogue for that modern day.

I strongly advise people to read this, especially if they have children. I found it to be very thought provoking.

 
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jg505

War Hero
You are not going to get much support here for that.
We did it as part of the job.
Same here; Station level footballer, x country runner and competitive swimmer.

Keeping fit was a huge part of my life until my back gave out. I had to stop everything and I was severely depressed.

It was my son that mentioned a possible drop in testosterone levels, what with age and a complete stop in gym activity.

Sure enough the test proved a slight drop. Apparently not enough to bring on depression (according to the doctors) but when added to the complete stop in all gym activity, it was enough to push me over the edge.

On return to my fitness training, my life improved dramatically. Don't get me wrong, it's probably not even a fifth of what I did but it was enough to 'cheer' me up and I now do an enormous amount of core work for my back.

As weird as it sounds, my gym life; running/swimming/sports was a huge part of my life and to suddenly lose it was demoralising.

I discussed this with my son's godfather. Who couldn't relate with going to the gym. As a 2 handicapper golfer, who plays a round at least 4 times a week, I asked him how he'd feel if he could no longer play golf?

F**k me he said, I'd probably be suicidal.
 
I just posted the stuff below on another thread and then spotted this one so have cut and pasted to save me retyping.

"I'm lucky in as much I have never suffered with mental health problems but am aware of them as folks I know have.
I have a friend who is a Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping patients who have been diagnosed as suffering with cancer. She is not a crackpot who thinks she can cure the disease but she helps the poor souls to cope with the stress and depression that they are also trying to deal with.
I was chatting to her and asked if she had ever had any dealings with serving/ex miltary personel suffering from PTSD etc. She said she never has and admitted it was something that had never crossed her mind.
Question here is, has anyone gone the route of trying hypnotherapy as an aid to helping them cope and if so did it help?"
 

Cold_Collation

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I just posted the stuff below on another thread and then spotted this one so have cut and pasted to save me retyping.

"I'm lucky in as much I have never suffered with mental health problems but am aware of them as folks I know have.
I have a friend who is a Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping patients who have been diagnosed as suffering with cancer. She is not a crackpot who thinks she can cure the disease but she helps the poor souls to cope with the stress and depression that they are also trying to deal with.
I was chatting to her and asked if she had ever had any dealings with serving/ex miltary personel suffering from PTSD etc. She said she never has and admitted it was something that had never crossed her mind.
Question here is, has anyone gone the route of trying hypnotherapy as an aid to helping them cope and if so did it help?"
Yes. Good for relaxation and coping with anxiety.
 
I just posted the stuff below on another thread and then spotted this one so have cut and pasted to save me retyping.

"I'm lucky in as much I have never suffered with mental health problems but am aware of them as folks I know have.
I have a friend who is a Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping patients who have been diagnosed as suffering with cancer. She is not a crackpot who thinks she can cure the disease but she helps the poor souls to cope with the stress and depression that they are also trying to deal with.
I was chatting to her and asked if she had ever had any dealings with serving/ex miltary personel suffering from PTSD etc. She said she never has and admitted it was something that had never crossed her mind.
Question here is, has anyone gone the route of trying hypnotherapy as an aid to helping them cope and if so did it help?"
Ask her if she can hypnotise people to learn a new lingo, or if its just bollox. Cheers
 
I just posted the stuff below on another thread and then spotted this one so have cut and pasted to save me retyping.

"I'm lucky in as much I have never suffered with mental health problems but am aware of them as folks I know have.
I have a friend who is a Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping patients who have been diagnosed as suffering with cancer. She is not a crackpot who thinks she can cure the disease but she helps the poor souls to cope with the stress and depression that they are also trying to deal with.
I was chatting to her and asked if she had ever had any dealings with serving/ex miltary personel suffering from PTSD etc. She said she never has and admitted it was something that had never crossed her mind.
Question here is, has anyone gone the route of trying hypnotherapy as an aid to helping them cope and if so did it help?"
I tried it, didn't find it helped much with depression, but anytime someone said "trousers", I would start clucking like a chicken.
 

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