This week, I am beyond thrilled to announce the release of 52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally – a ground-breaking book by my dear friend, Toronto psychologist and relationship expert Nicole McCance.
As a mind-body psychotherapy intern and yoga teacher, I am so passionate about eliminating the shame often shrouding depression (and exacerbating it) by bringing this subject to light.
In this video, you’ll hear Nicole talk candidly about her father’s suicide as a result of depression. And, for the first time, I open up about my recent slip into depression – how I didn’t even realize I was depressed and what I have been doing about it.
Many of us know someone we have lost to suicide. We all have periods when we go through ‘the blues’, are sad, grieving or suffer longer bouts of depression. The good news is there are many proven, natural remedies that help significantly. For the record, we are after an integrative approach and sometimes a combination of natural and pharmaceutical medication is the best option.
Please take 10 minutes to watch this and educate yourself on the typical symptoms of depression, so you can recognize if you or someone you love is suffering and learn how to help. We cover:
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Silence is the conspirator of SHAME. Let’s break the silence together!
In the comments below, please share what tips help you alleviate sadness, malaise + depression! We can all learn from each other.
Thank you, Ashley, for this video!!
I have suffered (and still am) from bouts of depression for many years.
I found that being easy, accepting this moment and taking care of myself really helps (as opposed to struggle with being happy and do things that i do not feel to); i found that this helps me dissolve the feeling of depression.
Also, i see that eating regularly (healthy, nutrient food), spending time with loved ones, spending time in nature, listening to music really helps, too.
Very helpful interview – – Funny how it’s the simple things that really Help. To quiet my mind at bedtime – I’ve been using Relaxation CDs. In AM I listen to Affirmations – – EVERY day! Big difference in mood & energy.
Forgot to mention: diet. If you are depressed, try to stay away from processed foods, especially sugar. Balanced blood sugar makes a world of difference!
This is so important! Thanks! I have been clinically depressed my whole life, and have been on medication for close to 30 years. In that time, though, I never really felt like I was ever free of depression until about 3 years ago when I started a yoga (hatha and meditation) practice, and also started working with a Somatic Experiencing therapist. Before that, I could only go 4-6 weeks without falling into the pit for at least a few days. It was always looming. About 3 months into my practice, I had an experience in yoga class where I started to feel depressed, but mentally picked the depression up and moved it to the side. Ever since, I have had only a few short-lived trips to that hell. For me, at least, of all the tips that were discussed in this video, the most important is mind/body integration and breath awareness. I would add, though, that grounding is very important. Breath work (at least for me) is way more effective if I first make sure to get grounded. Being aware of my feet or back on the earth/floor is the greatest resource! I would also stress the importance of learning to tolerate and sit with feelings/emotions. My practice, to me, is a physically grounded spiritual practice, and it has made all the difference. At the same time, I have not yet been able to successfully get off medication, and I feel it is important to honor that, and not allow that to feel like a failure. I would also caution anyone who is depressed that if at all possible, get professional help with this! Don’t try to do it without a therapist unless you truly have no choice.
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Ps My way of beating depression if any is music, meditation and just yoodling incoherently till I laugh out again. Watch if you may https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgzTrRHr7T8
Thank you for this terrific video and for being so candid. There’s a lot of self-help stuff out there that promotes ‘anti-sadness’ – that is – they make you feel as if having any negative thoughts will “attract” more of the same, which I think is kind of ridiculous. So it’s refreshing that you acknowledge your own depression – which is totally normal considering that breakups can be so sad and just part of life! Bravo Ashley!