Monthly Archives: April 2012

81. Don’t Always Defend Yourself

This seems like a strange topic for a discussion of depression, but bear with me. I’m not referring about the times people need to defend themselves, such as being accused of something you didn’t do, though Jesus did not defend … Continue reading

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80. Deep Healing for Depression: Part Two By Dr. Bill Day

It is a graphic image, but some depressive states are best described as emotional constipation. Consider how similar some of the symptoms of depression are to physical constipation: Feeling low, blue, no energy, not feeling like doing anything, loss of … Continue reading

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79. Deep Healing for Depression: Part One

My name is Bill Day. I am Pat’s brother and have a private practice called Deep Healing Psychotherapy. Sometimes I refer to my practice as a type of inner healing or healing of memories. The basic therapeutic concept is the … Continue reading

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78. Soldiers and Depression

I am writing this from northern Minnesota, where two other couples and my wife and I took a week off for a golf vacation. Unfortunately, yesterday (our first day) brought a half foot of snow and there is still snow … Continue reading

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77. How Important is Right Thinking?

King Solomon said, “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” The cesspool of depression is thinking negative thoughts – looking back to mistakes you made in your past; feeling as if you are a victim; seeing … Continue reading

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76. The Death of the Black Dog

In past blogs I have pictured the image of a black dog crouching beside me as a metaphor that depression is ever near me, waiting to take over my body, soul, and spirit. My brother Bill, a Christian psychotherapist, said … Continue reading

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75. Social Comparisons

This is a malady practiced by those who are depressed and those who are not. “Why can’t we have a job like Jack? Why can’t we have the wealth that Mary has? Why do we have to be depressed and … Continue reading

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