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how to treat depression without meds

A common misconception is that antidepressants are the only way to fully cure depression.

The truth, In fact, is that many people who take antidepressants still get depressed again and again. In addition, taking these medications too often can cause side effects such as weight gain, sleep problems, sexual dysfunction, and dry mouth.

Because of this, there is often an understandable need to treat your depression without medication, but this can be a dangerous road to travel without appropriate guidance.

To this effect, I have decided to pull out all the stops to write out these 34 non-medication treatment approach that I have seen work very well to end depression for thousands of people I have come across and worked with over the last 22 years.

As you read, you will discover that some of the tips are highlighted in the subtitles whilst some tips are highlighted in the paragraphs. Just look for the word "Tip" in brackets.

So, without further ado, let's start with a definition of depression....

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How to numb depression

How many times have you tried everything in your power to lift yourself out of the dark hole of despair?

The pain becomes so intense that nothing seems to be able to relieve us. you feel physically ill and mentally unable to do anything productive. It’s like being locked in a dark prison, and the only way out is to either kill ourselves or someone else.

This usually leads us to seek comfort from any source we can find. Unfortunately, most of the sources of comfort that we try turn out to be just as miserable as the thing that was causing us pain in the first place.

Numbing your depression without really understanding the impact of numbing is like swimming through quicksand without experience.
Bottom line...

Numbing depression will make you feel more lost than ever, except you only use numbing as a temporary stop-gap. A stop-gap to give yourself a break from dealing with the pain whilst you regain your composure to soldier on.

And that is why, in this article, I will be revealing the safest techniques for numbing depression so that you can avoid the common trap that has led thousands of people to an unfulfilled life.

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5 tips to avoid slipping back into hopeless depression

Depression is like a dark cloud hanging over your life. It can be so thick that it makes everything around you appear gloomy and lifeless.

If you are depressed, you might feel like your entire life has changed. You might feel like you can't enjoy anything anymore or even smile. It might feel like you've lost all of your passion and desire for life. But the truth is that if you take action, you can make a change that can actually make your life better.

Check out these 5 5 tips to avoid slipping back into hopeless depression

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How to stop being too responsible

It is amazing how the people who are most successful are the ones who are the most balanced in their lives. They recognize that they have a lot to give to the world and they also recognize that they are only one person. As a result, they don't try to help everyone and everything in their life.

If you collapse from over helping, the world will still be here long after you're gone. Here are 12 simple tips to stop feeling guilty for not helping everyone in the world. so you can become a more well rounded person who also looks after themselves.

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The No.1 secret to overcoming negative automatic thoughts

For many people, negative automatic thoughts (NAT's) are like a freight train running through their head 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.

They seem to have been there since time began. Sometimes NAT's show up as self-critical thoughts.

Other times they take the form of "what if" scenarios. Still, others appear as "should" statements. No matter their form, all NAT's interfere with our ability to enjoy our lives and perform at our best.

In this article, you're going to learn the number one secret to overcoming negative automatic thoughts and creating a much more positive mindset.

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How to break through shame and speak your truth

Shame is such a powerful force in our lives that we often don't realize how much we're affected by it until we try to move past it.

Many people who have been suffering from shame cannot let go of it because they don't know how to deal with it.

One of the most important things about overcoming shame is that it happens inside.

It doesn't matter how many compliments you get from other people, how much money you make, how many people admire you, or how many great things you do in your life.

If you are ashamed of something in your life, then you will always be stuck in the same place, no matter how many successes you achieve.

The good news is that you can overcome this feeling, but only if you're ready to. The bad news is that most people are not prepared to overcome their shame. So they go through life in a constant state of misery and regret.

It's crucial to become a master at managing shame to start feeling comfortable in your skin and your own life.

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Can't focus: How to improve your concentration after mental health breakdown

Concentration is the oil that keeps the machine of life running smoothly.
After a mental health breakdown, Improving your concentration can make a dramatic difference to your quality of life.

Concentration is the quality that enables you to focus on one thing at a time with single-minded determination.

Without getting your ability to concentrate back, you become a distracted, disorganized person who struggles to accomplish much of anything. Your plans won't come to fruition.

Minor details will constantly hamper you.

You will find it hard to hold a job or carry out a plan. In school, you will underperform.

Relationships will be unsatisfying.

You will experience a constant state of malaise. Your life will become a never-ending exercise in coping with minutia.

All that said, the truth is that our ability to concentrate is a valuable skill we often undervalue. Until something in our life steals that ability from us. What if the thief that stole your ability to concentrate is totally beyond your ability to control.

What if you can't concentrate because you suffer from depression,

anxiety, PTSD or physical health problems that have upturned your life? Do you have to live life resigned to this, or are there things you can do to bring back your ability to concentrate and focus for meaningful lengths of time?

In this article, I would like to reveal ten simple yet powerful techniques you can use to get your focus and concentration back to where it belongs.

To start, I would like first to explore a few common problems. You will most likely contend with on your were to achieving optimum concentration...

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A Simple Way to Dramatically Boost Your Mood Even Without Medication or Therapy

In today's article, I'm going to reveal...the most insane, simple and effective thing you can do to instantly boost your mood... no matter what kind of emotional turmoil you're going through! This will work...

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13 ways to stamp out self-criticism and sprinkle sparkles of positive sweetness Into your life

We all have a dark side. It's who we are. Even the most “lily-white” people on earth have a hidden area of shame and inadequacy that makes them uncomfortable.

And it is this hidden part of us that unconsciously torments and hurts us over and over. This can lead to depression, anxiety and general malaise.

Self-criticism is a vicious circle that spirals downwards into more and more discomfort, misery and unhappiness.

The good news is that it is very possible to end this cycle of pain and start living a happier and more meaningful life. Here are 13 simple strategies to help you do just that.

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9 proven morning habits to help you cope better with depression

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How to gain self-confidence and stop criticizing yourself

Do you struggle with negative chatter about yourself always going on in the background?

Do you find this completely hard to stop?

Well in this article, I'll be revealing the biggest common mistake people make which causes this to be near impossible to stop. Then I'll share one easy mindset tip to break free of this mental slavery for good.

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How to lift the feeling of disappointment in depression

Ever feel like you're always going backwards with your depression?

You were doing so much better... Starting to see a glimmer of hope. Now all of a sudden, you're feeling like an avalanche has dropped you way back down to the bottom.

And then there's the pressure...

You might have just been able to ride this storm if not for the pressure...

Pressure to perform... To appear interested when people want you to do stuff with them. Pressure to be entertaining.... When you feel pretty useless and boring because you have nothing to say. And just want to go home, lay on the carpet and stare at the ceiling.

Feeling torn inside because... On one hand, you want to hide away and avoid dragging everyone down. At the same time, you feel like you're a disappointment to your loved ones for feeling this way.

It's a strange contradiction that makes it hard to know what to do with yourself.

That's why in today's article, I'll be revealing 2 tips  to lift this feeling of disappointment. Because not having to grapple with this will make it easier to dig yourself out. This will give you the strength to carry on and can recover better.

Is this something you'd find valuable?

Then let's dive in...

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Is your depression your fault?

Do you ever feel so guilty...

Like you aren't doing enough to beat depression? Blaming yourself for not getting better faster.
Feeling like you’re just playing the victim all the time?

And although you know logically that this isn’t true. The more you think about it the more you find evidence to prove it.

But could there be some truth to this?

Is it possible that you could be keeping yourself depressed without realizing it?

And if so, could this be holding the missing key to the puzzle of depression for you?

Before I answer this question, I must first reveal a psychological concept that is smack bang in the middle of this puzzle...

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How to find happiness & fulfillment within yourself without meditation

At 3 AM, Samantha woke up tossing and turning.

She was struggling with hardcore destructive self-talk.

She tried to replace the negative self-talk with positive  self-talk like people keep telling her to do.

But it felt phony... It felt stupid and fake.

Sound familiar?

Ever had this constant nagging feeling like nothing you ever do will be good enough?

In today's article, I will be revealing a little-known and slightly unusual psychological trick to help you find, peace fulfillment and contentment without having to rely on mindfulness or meditation techniques.

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The Myth About Antidepressants: Should you use them? Should you bin them?

The Myth About Antidepressants:
Should you use them...
Should you bin them?

They say that antidepressants ruin your brain, doing you more harm than good...

They say taking antidepressants means that you are not in control of yourself....

They say antidepressants are just part of the Big Drug Cooperation’s conspiracies to keep their companies funded with our hard-earned money...

There are SOOOO many different opinions about antidepressants that you easily become paralyzed wondering...

 “Are antidepressants GOOD for me or NOT?”

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Coming off antidepressants after 10 years?

The only way to get off them without risking getting depressed again

So, here's the scenario..

Your doctor has agreed to wean you off your antidepressants and is now reducing your dose.

Now you'r worried...

How do you ensure you don't relapse back into depression once the antidepressant is no longer supporting you?

Do you achieve this by sheer will power...

Or by following a precise set of practical steps?

If your experience has been that you always relapse whenever you come off your antidepressants. Is there some vital information you are missing out on?

In this article, I'll be sharing my go to strategies for making sure that you can sustain an enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyle without getting depressed again after coming off antidepressants.

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When you believe everyone's life would be easier if you were dead

Do you feel like a burden to everyone in your life?

You think things would be easier for your loved ones if you were not around.

Perhaps because you're always depressed or anxious.

You have to depend heavily on your family and this makes you feel useless.

Or perhaps you feel so fragile that the prospects of going out, getting a job and holding the job down terrifies you.

And so, you feel like there's no way out of your negative circumstances. Hence you feel hopeless.

True...

It's hard when it feels like you're jammed in a corner and there's no way forward.

But can I be honest with you for a second?

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Why setting boundaries in relationships can help you avoid depression

Is it selfish to prioritize yourself? Do you always feel like your priority is to others?

And when you are depressed...

You feel like you should be well for them, so they don't get worried about you.

But did you know there is an emotional danger to this?

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When you always blame yourself for not coping

Do you blame yourself for struggling to cope?

You see yourself as a failure for not being the person you want to be. Because this is not the life you want to live.

But did you know that blaming yourself naturally sabotages your ability to cope?

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How to get out of depression in just 1 hour

3 simple but powerful tips that can shorten your depressive lows to as little as 1 hour.

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