What Is Depression Trying To Tell You
“Moments of depression have the ability to open our eyes. To give us an opportunity to break free from a way of living and being which is not serving us. When we use our darkest moments as a gateway to insight, depression can reveal to us where we keep on getting stuck and what needs to be healed. It can point us to the deeper truth of where our hearts remain unfulfilled. Depression can be a catalyst for understanding our cognitive patterns, when and how they were shaped, and to discover how we sustain this mental-emotional cycle in order to decompress.”
“The key to tuning into your depressed feelings is to slow down. Sometimes you have no choice and depression brings you to an abrupt halt. The whole system screams “I can’t do this anymore”. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that your organism has started to say NO. Now it’s your turn: take some time out, slow down and find out what your depression is trying to tell you. Sit with the sadness and inquire into it. Allow it to guide you to what is causing the sadness. What lies behind the discomfort that you are feeling right now? It could be something more specific and it can guide you to what is going on.”
- What am I feeling right now?
- What other emotions lie behind that feeling?
- What thoughts and beliefs do these emotions bring up?
- What lies behind my sadness?
- What remains unresolved from my past?
- Why does my heart not feel fulfilled?
- What is missing in my life?
- What needs to change?
- What is my heart longing for?
- What do I need in this moment to feel more at ease?
Deniz Aydoslu, MA, is an advanced certified yoga and meditation teacher and expert in the therapeutic application of yoga and somatics for mental health. She helps women heal emotionally and restore their connection to Spirit by integrating the body, heart, inner child, and soul into a meaningful whole. She offers deeply transformative work as well as simple tools to improve well-being, creativity, and productivity through fun, easy, and nourishing self-care tools.
As an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, somatic educator, and shamanic psychotherapy practitioner, she infuses her work with the healing power of love and the value of nature as medicine.