How to Find the Energy to Heal when Depression Submerges Your Energy

Depression is like a Catch-22, because you need a certain amount of energy to overcome it. At the same time, one of the signature symptoms of depression is a lack of energy.

Some people describe it as feeling like a heavy fog is surrounding them and weighing them down, resulting in limbs that feel like lead and a bone-deep inertia and weariness.

That’s why guided imagery can be so helpful to people suffering from serious depression.  It can do some of the initial work for you – all you need to do is find the energy to press “Play”, and it can jump start you enough for your own engine to take over. 

This brief but heartening note makes this very case. We got it a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share it.

Terse as it is, what this man is writing here is a big deal, because it speaks to what guided imagery can do for depression.  It came to us as an “Ask Belleruth” but without the question – just a simple thank you.

Question:

"This is not a question.  I just wanted to thank you for the meditation to help relieve depression.  During black times I listen to it every day, and it is so much better than any therapy or medication I've tried. Thank you so much.  It has really helped me."

K.

We of course replied:

"Thank you, K, for this kind note. I'm glad the guided imagery has been a help. Wishing you continued success in rising to this challenge, especially because one of the signature features of depression is low energy!!  More and more power to you!  BR"

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