The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

The Depression Book Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth This Zen guide to utilizing depression as an opportunity for spiritual growth and personal acceptance includes personal accounts written excercises and meditation instructions

  • Title: The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth
  • Author: Cheri Huber June Shiver
  • ISBN: 9780963625564
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

    This Zen guide to utilizing depression as an opportunity for spiritual growth and personal acceptance includes personal accounts, written excercises, and meditation instructions.

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    1. Tonya

      I love this book I suffer from depression and this book has done for me what the Zoloft could not do: understand my depression

    2. Sarah

      Once I'd got over my dislike of the cover (a more depressing book visually I cannot imagine), my problem with the handwriting and drawings (I kept thinking 'couldn't they have chosen a prettier script and better illustrations?' before I realised that this reaction was exactly the sort of perfectionism that results in anxiety/depression), I gained many really useful insights from this book. Take this: 'If your hair were on fire, it would not be helpful to panic and race around in all directions a [...]

    3. Eli

      A lot of good ideas, but somewhat lacking in practical advice. OK, we're not supposed to resist depression, but how do we not resist it without wallowing in it and becoming slaves to it? Like a lot of introductory Zen texts, I always feel frustrated, like there's something not being said that I'm just supposed to intuitively know how to do, and I don't. Still, some throught-provoking ideas that I might find helpful. Will reread and reconsider.

    4. Algernon

      Of all the people who say "I am depressed," there are some experiencing a clinical condition that is very serious, beyond the control of willpower, and can in fact spiral downward into life-threatening complications. A change of attitude and a little meditation is not a panacea for a psychiatric disorder. Others who refer to "depression" refer to a generalized category of soul-numbing patterns of thought that suppress feelings and flatten one's inspiration, and it may feel out of control to one [...]

    5. Deborah

      I like it.It is written in a straigh forward and simple manner and gives you something to think about.I disagree with the fact that we just "depress" ourselves. Some peoples depression is caused by a chemical imblance in the brain and is due to a lack of serotonin.It is good to be aware of what causes you to feel depressed or a deep, deep sadness. Or even being aware of the emotions/symptoms that are caused by your depression. ie anxiety, sleeplessness, irratability, anger, fatigue etc. The more [...]

    6. Jessica

      An honest, non-coddling, supportive, caring suggestion on how to re-wire your brain to love yourself. When I was in an extremely good mood, this book seemed silly and unnecessary. When I was feeling truly down and worthless, I couldn't bear to look at this book. In the times I was ebbing in and out of my various moods, this book touched upon truths that I know deeply. The guiding words could be taken differently by one person on different days. To be "depressed" seems almost a cliche label these [...]

    7. K.Q. Webster

      A fresh look at depression suggesting that it may be a blessing in disguise. A chance to learn about and come to love yourself more. That it may be easier than you think to let that darkness subside. It's not the end all and doesn't replace professional help but it shows you a path that could help you become more at peace with your circumstances.

    8. Holly

      This Zen/mindfulness perspective has significantly altered my own perspective on coping with depression, for the better, I think. Her approach to depression and other negative emotional experiences is unconventional but empowering, and pretty darn functional. If you deal with depression or anxiety, I highly recommend this. It's not much of a time commitment, either.

    9. Jen

      Handwritten to help you read it a little differently - perhaps a little slower.This book hit me at a wonderful time, and has given me language and understanding to use in accepting my experiences and those of others. I imagine that it could be a book that could spiral around, with added potential each time. I recommend it.

    10. Fishface

      Now this is a really interesting, oddly empowering book on depression, placing it in the context of a person's spiritual state and making recommendations on that basis. Very easy to read. This one cheerfully flies in the face of medical-model "you've got a chemical imbalance" nonsense.

    11. J Crossley

      In The Depression Book, Cheri Huber suggests that rather than look at depression as something to get "over," looking at depression as a spiritual tool. Perhaps by looking inward and seeing what we really need we can move through depression quicker.

    12. Jeff

      This was really the first book about Depression to ever boil down soul-crushing despair into a form I could work with. I really cannot recommend this book highly enough.

    13. Kevin

      It made me believe that I am capable of coping with my periodic depression without going on meds - and that's a good thing -

    14. John F Herberger

      I recommend this book more than any other to friends and family. I am thankful to my friend Sally who recommended it to me back in the early 90's. If it calls to you - read it

    15. Kathleen

      This book changed & saved my life. It's name has since changed to "Being Present In Darkness", which I reccommend to everyone.

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