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I experienced real-time recovery from depression

Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by mcplums, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. mcplums

    mcplums New Member

    So I am new to this and havn't been doing it very long, but I recently had an absolutely wonderful experience.

    I was feeling very very low, like the colour had faded out of the world, classic depression. And I sat down and journaled. I wouldn't even call it journaling, all I did was write out the same sentence (a fact within my life that I find hard to accept) over and over. And the most amazing thing happened- I could feel my mood improving in real time as I did it- and after ~10 mins I felt just amazing, like a different person. It was like a dial had been turned and the symptoms were 100% gone. It was UNREAL.

    So I can happily say that I am one of those people who no longer needs to rely on faith to trust that this will work, I KNOW that for me at least it does.

    I still have bigger fish to fry so my journey has only just begun, but I thought it would be nice for others to hear this. Especially since I do not have pain and have never had chronic pain- it isn't just for pain that this can work!

    Btw I have found this series very very helpful

    Thanks to 'Mrs Dependable' for pointing it out to me!
  2. AC45

    AC45 Well known member

    Hello mcplums,

    Thanks for sharing the videos. I enjoyed watching them!

  3. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    This is a wonderful story mcplums.

    I wonder if you could write out an example of this, perhaps using (a fact within my life that I find hard to accept) which has nothing to do with your life, but would serve as a clear example.

    Thank you.
  4. opaline

    opaline Newcomer

    Thanks for posting this, I'm so glad you found a way past your experience of depression! I'm going to try your method for my RSI and anxiety.
  5. mcplums

    mcplums New Member

    Sure. My sentence was "I have achieved a lot less over the last X years than I hoped I would"
  6. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi mcplums,
    Thank you for the example. What you did was a form of what I call an "empathic statement." This kind of statement acknowledges our experience exactly as it is, without asking for change. It brings a satisfying contact with our experience. There arises a recognition and implicit nourishment or love. We come home to ourselves. I am so happy you found this in your life.
    Andy B

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