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updates, Issue #018->Are you on the Runaway Depression Thought Train?
April 08, 2007
From: Merri Ellen
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Runaway Thought Train – Moving Beyond Depression
Are you on a runaway thought train?
I just finished reading chapter 2 in ”Moving Beyond Depression”. by Dr. Gregory L Jantz (who operates 3 clinics for mental health sufferers including depression sufferers).
Here are some gold nuggets from the chapter…
Where’s your train of thought?
Negative thoughts flow easier than logical and more positive ones – its human nature.
Do you have an overactive brain? Do you take small incidents and inflate them into a major crisis?
If you repeat this pattern often, you will become swept away unable to find a foothold to return to common sense and reality.
You need to slow down your thoughts in order to better realize the truth and reality!
Dr. Jantz’s philosophy of treating depression is using a whole person approach. The healthy aspects of your life can support the weaker ones until you are completely and whole fully strong and well. (If you’ve read our 6 Steps report, you know that this approach worked for me too!)
In his book, Dr. Jantz gives activities to do at the end of each chapter. I found myself recognizing them – I remember doing them myself! (I’m beginning to think Dr. Jantz and I read the same medical journals and have the same philosophy of curing depression.)
Here’s a sample exercise he gives…
“Choose a positive, uplifting book and intentionally set aside time in your day to fill yourself up intellectually with constructive encouraging messages.”
“Be aware of what you are reading and listening to regularly, and seek to counter the negative input we all get as a part of our day with positive influences.”
He shares 4 more other activities to take part in.
Here’s another sample…
“Physical activity is a wonderful way of promoting emotional health. Engage in some mild exercise this week."
So, slow down and get off your runaway thought train!
Take time to eliminate some busy activity from your life, choose reading material that is positive and choose some physical exercise… just 2 excellent yet simple tips from the many I found in chapter 2 of ”Moving Beyond Depression”. It’s been a good book so far!
Some other helpful resources to guide you on the road to recovery.
>>What is the most underrated cure for depression? It’s one that your doctor fails to talk about.
A recent study found that participation in this DRUG-FREE ingredient was comparable to treatment with an antidepressant medication for improving depressive symptoms in older adults diagnosed with major depression. (Blumenthal JA, Babyak MA, Moore KA, et al. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1999; 159(19): 2349-56.) >> What is the most underrated cure for depression? It’s one that your doctor fails to talk about.
>>Learn from Chris’ depression success story and valuable research on curing his depression without drugs.
Chris conquered five years of anxiety-induced depression without taking antidepressants. He has written a book, which is now globally acclaimed, to help people beat stress, depression and anxiety without taking drugs. It’s a great read and can be downloaded from his website at... >>Learn from Chris’ depression success story and valuable research on curing his depression without drugs.
That’s it for this issue!
There is hope! You are worth it!
Your Friendly Editor and Researcher www.cure-your-depression.com
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