Depression is one of the most common mental disorders.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. 16-20 percent of all people are depressed at least once during their lives. The most important symptoms of depression are despondency, loss of interest, a lack of pleasure and reduced drive. Quite often depression triggers other symptoms, including physical conditions, such as disturbed sleep, anxiety, self-doubt and difficulty concentrating.
The possible causes of depression are manifold and include biological and psychological factors.
It is assumed that, amongst other things, often psychological factors may also underlie depression. These include, for example, negative thought patterns acquired in childhood, negative experiences with former attachment figures (neglect by parents or violence).
Such experiences often lead to feelings of self-rejection and the development of a negative self-image. Often the environment is considered suspicious and pessimistic. As a consequence, those affected also interpret neutral events as something negative and as confirmation of their pessimistic world view.
With "Health Coaching by Health World®" the causes of a disease are recognized and mentally resolved. There are various causes of depression. Rarely is the cause only to be found in external factors such as stress at work, in the relationship etc. More frequently it is internal stress factors or a combination of internal and external stress factors.
During the "Health Coaching" sessions these internal stress factors, which are mostly unconscious, are uncovered and resolved mentally, so that clients can themselves identify why they have become ill.
While conventional medicine focuses exclusively on treating the causal physical symptoms by, for example, influencing the brain metabolism, "Health Coaching" concentrates on bringing to light the various unknown causes which are responsible for the depression and resolving them mentally.
This process includes not only the causes of the depression, but also the underlying problems with the brain metabolism and the causes of the accompanying symptoms such as self-doubt, insomnia, etc.
If there are other serious concomitant diseases present such as eating disorders, anxiety, substance abuse etc., these causes are also recognized and resolved at the same time in the "Health Coaching" process.
Bettina, Alternative Practitioner
My client, 49 years old, came to me because she was suffering from depressive moods and listlessness. She did not have the energy to take life in hand herself and moreover, at the time she had been unemployed for quite some time.
In the course of the health coaching she recognized that she had always had little support in life, e.g. from her parents. She had never been able to please anyone and she had never received any appreciation and praise, e.g. from her boss. On the contrary, even though she had done a good examination, it was not enough. She felt she was being mobbed and excluded. In her marriage there were also stressful problems. My client realized that she was doing far too little for herself.
After the 1st health coaching my client felt exhausted and had to rest. After that she was very well. In a group discussion (job interview) she was able to make a good impression for the first time. She got a new job, albeit small (EUR400) which was not her first choice job, but after such a long time of being ill and unemployed it did her a lot of good.
After the 2nd health coaching in which it was possible to resolve a lot of pent-up anger, a new type of serenity and calmness returned to my client.
After the 3rd and final health coaching she had recovered and was full of energy and zest for action. She began to socialize again and found a new and better paid job which she enjoys and which, to her own surprise and for the first time in her life, she likes going to every day in an easy-going manner and without fear.
Katja, Alternative Practitioner
My client, 43 years, came to the surgery and was dissatisfied and depressed. She was constantly fighting with her husband and taking out her anger on her children. She felt very restricted in her life and thought that she had no freedom left for herself. She actually wanted to return to Iran, her country of origin, as fast as possible and separate from her husband. In the course of the five coaching sessions a lot of things changed.
After an influenza-type of cleansing reaction after the fourth session, there was a break-through. The patient was suddenly physically and mentally very well. She had much more energy. The depressive mood is over, the client lost some weight and has decided to take some freedom for herself independently of her husband and this does her a lot of good.
She wants to start her own business, but does not want to be put under pressure by the job until January. In this, she now trusts her inner voice. She may still return to her home country Iran, but she realizes that it is OK in Germany and that she does not want to return to Iran as part of a hasty decision.
There has been a considerable change in the relationship with her husband. Whereas there was only fighting in the marriage in the past years, affection and respect are now present again. The client now longs to embrace her husband again. During the holidays in fall she will travel to Iran to attend a wedding without her husband or her children. Quite unexpectedly, her husband is supporting her in her plans and even suggesting she should take a longer vacation. This had so far never happened before. Moreover, her migraine has disappeared since the last health coaching.