Depression does not arise from working too much or too hard. It arises because our own needs are inadequate or not addressed. This then has mostly to do with insufficient consideration of what we ourselves need. Certain personality traits make some people more prone to depression than others.
Moreover, we see some obligations as not heavy at all. However, we forget that an in itself quite feasible load becomes an impossible one when it is constantly present. A nice comparison is to hold up a glass with your arm extended. No problem keeping this up for a few minutes, an hour, however, gets tough and 24 hours no one makes it.
First, when counseling for depression, we ensure adequate mental rest. In depression, more than in burnout, this is physically resting and putting aside your obligations. Three weeks often already have a good effect on your depressed feeling.
Then we map out what your day-to-day “burdens” are. Hierenboven we evaluate what your own needs are. Often these are not well known. An exploration of your own needs and giving them sufficient place in the new life is essential to treat depression.
We systematically introduce new behaviors that you will first apply in your personal life.
Your personality traits that contribute we look at critically. Above all, doing your best and putting others before yourself is one of the great pitfalls. Counseling consists of an integration of different forms of therapy, adapted to your person.
We redefine identity and the positive attributes that help define it. In short, you will learn to get the best out of yourself!