Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

More Imagery

on May 30, 2013

Good morning!

Two days ago I shared with you an image that I found helpful when I was depressed.  Today, I’ll share another.  In the deepest, hardest period, and especially when I was going through withdrawal from an anti-anxiety medication, I felt extremely sick.  Everything—physically, emotionally, and mentally – felt horribly wrong.  So I imagined that it were as if my body and mind were filled with infection. I tried to make the image as disgusting as possible.  Then, I imagined miniature workmen with scrub brushes and cleaning buckets filled with bleach, scrubbing away all of the gunk a little bit at a time.  Each section they worked on became spotless and fresh. 

Someone who has never experienced major depression may not understand this technique and may consider it “crazy”.  But it was helpful to imagine healing in all sorts of ways.  The more the better.  The wall I shared on Tuesday signified the hard work that I was putting into it.  The cleaning image helped when I was feeling worn out.  It helped to give me the strength to keep on.

Create your own imagery.  YOU WILL GET BETTER.  As I’ve said, USE AS MANY TOOLS AS YOU CAN IN THE PROCESS.

I’ll be back tomorrow!

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!


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