Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life
A New Way of Thinking About Depression
What does it really mean to be depressed? You know depression as a collection of symptoms--fatigue, listlessness, feelings of worthlessness--and the source of more than a little pain. But depression is also a signal that something in your life is wrong and needs to be healed. Too often, though, we try to cut off or numb our feelings of depression instead of listening carefully to what they are telling us about our lives. Listening to Depression offers insightful ways to reframe depression as a gift that can help you transform your life for the better.
Each chapter discusses a different aspect of depression as a positive opportunity for growth or change. Depression can be the start of a reorientation in life, a step in the search for meaning, or a chance for letting go of hurtful aspects of the self. It can also be a chance to deal with grief and loss and learn to expand your potential. The book concludes with a section of advice about when it is important to defend against depression and how best to go about it when the need arises.
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Review: Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your LifeUser Review - Patrick - Goodreads
i truly appreciate the good work to reframe depression the exercises provoked positive thoughts and ideas for me to ponder for some time. the true test was that my mood felt much better at the end of the book! Read full review
Review: Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your LifeUser Review - Emma - Goodreads
This book changed how I think about my depression, from a "problem", to something that is my system trying to tell me something. I stopped trying to fight it and make it wrong and started to pay ... Read full review