Freedom from Depression: A Practical Guide for the Journey

Freedom from Depression A Practical Guide for the Journey Essential Practices for Lasting Freedom from DepressionThe true source of healing from depression comes from within not from doctors or medications Yet when depression drains away our vitality and wil

  • Title: Freedom from Depression: A Practical Guide for the Journey
  • Author: James S. Gordon
  • ISBN: 9781604076691
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Essential Practices for Lasting Freedom from DepressionThe true source of healing from depression comes from within not from doctors or medications Yet when depression drains away our vitality and will, how can we find the energy to help ourselves With Freedom from Depression, Dr James S Gordon reveals a new and empowering approach for dealing with this misunderstood cEssential Practices for Lasting Freedom from DepressionThe true source of healing from depression comes from within not from doctors or medications Yet when depression drains away our vitality and will, how can we find the energy to help ourselves With Freedom from Depression, Dr James S Gordon reveals a new and empowering approach for dealing with this misunderstood condition a way out of the darkness that helps you restore balance and joy to your life.Proven Techniques for Navigating Our Way to WholenessThrough both his personal experience and 40 years of research, Dr Gordon knows just how serious depression can be Dr Gordon challenges the common medical model of depression as a strictly physical disease that is best treated with drugs instead, he sees it as a wake up call that our lives are out of balance Drawing from treatments he and his colleagues have used successfully in places like Kosovo, Gaza, Haiti, and post Katrina New Orleans, as well as experiences with patients in his US practice, he has created a set of simple and elegant tools for engaging deeply with our lives instead of withdrawing Here he offers practical training for using meditation, diet, guided imagery, movement, and to help us deal directly with our own unique circumstances around depression.The path to freedom from depression is realistic, hopeful, well traveled and filled with unexpected rewards As Dr Gordon has seen time and again, we can emerge from the darkness with a deeper appreciation of life s richness and our purpose in the world With Freedom from Depression, he offers a bold new way to find true healing from this condition to turn our fears into teachers, renew our body and mind, and reclaim our ability to take joy in life.HIGHLIGHTSThe science of depression dispelling common myths about genes, drugs, and lifestyle Antidepressants taking a hard look at the value and limitations of drug based treatment Neuroplasticity why our ability to rewrite the brain s neural circuitry empowers us to overcome depression Simple meditation practices for balancing the emotions, body, and spirit Using self hypnosis and guided imagery to relieve anxiety and find inner calm Diet, movement, and creativity effective ways to bring a sense of delight back into your life The seven stages of the journey to wholeness

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    1. This book and exercises seem to be making a vast difference in my everyday life. Though I find it easier to say Goose-Fraba instead Soft Belly. That's been the only thing that I have had to substitute. Though the corn, gluten, & dairy free is going to be quiet the hurdle. Corn syrup is in almost everything, and it's beyond expensive to follow, in rural Alabama. I'm also very impressed that this guy has had the stones to tongue-lash the big pharmaceuticals. Rock On Dude!I have heard of and be [...]

    2. a most excellent and practical set of guidelines that reliably help someone who is depressed work through to a better level and/or clarify what there next step in getting outside help might be. highly recommended.

    3. meh. 2.4 ish maybe 2.5 ish, but not rounding up to three (ignoring math standards).I didn't rate this lower because I didn't like what he had to say. It was more about the format. The cheesy music between each chapter, the dance break in one of the chapters, and something else I can't point my finger on. This is my first impression, maybe if I ever decide to listen to it again, I'll feel differently. I will say that I do like that he is anti-drugs and doesn't like classifying it as a disease and [...]

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