Online Therapy for Depression via Skype

Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I provide online
therapy for treating depression and also anxiety and addiction and many other common psychological
and emotional problems that benefit from the techniques of Mindfulness Therapy, which is
what I specialize in and have been working on for the last 10 years or so and find to
be extremely effective for working with anxiety and depression. So if you’re interested in online therapy
for depression, then please reach out to me by email and ask any questions you have about
the Mindfulness Therapy approach for recovering from depression. So online therapy is a very good option for
many people because it’s very convenient. It offers fewer barriers to seeking help for
your depression or anxiety and that’s really important. Depression can be extremely debilitating and
very painful. It’s a very painful form of emotional suffering,
but you do not have to remain a victim of depression, you can change. Depression like any other emotional problem
is fundamentally habitual in nature. Depression is a habit, as is anxiety and many
other emotional problems. They are basically habits, and habits can
be changed. The fundamental problem for most people is
that they become addicted to these blind, emotional reactive habits that cause their
suffering. There’s no conscious relationship to their
emotions, to the mind in general. We just become slaves to the habit that creates
depression. So this is where mindfulness therapy comes
in and that’s why it’s so powerful, because Mindfulness Therapy is a way of cultivating
conscious awareness of your emotional suffering. It’s a way of changing the relationship you
have to the mind. That means to your emotions and to your thoughts
and beliefs so that you do not become blindly identified with them. So this is extremely important to overcome
any habit. When you can develop a conscious relationship
with that habit, then you bring the element of choice and it becomes possible to start
changing the thought patterns and the emotional pain underneath that is feeding the depression. But without that conscious awareness, without
the mindfulness, change is practically impossible. And the habit simply continues to operate
automatically. So the primary focus in Mindfulness Therapy
is to develop is very conscious but non-reactive relationship with your emotions and thoughts. We learn to see the thoughts and the emotions
very directly and without becoming identified with them. So as you know, rumination is one of the key
factors that feed depression. The rumination does not cause depression,
but depression leads to rumination, to obsession with thoughts that simply propagate themselves
endlessly and ruminating thoughts have the effect of reinforcing the emotion underneath. That’s the important distinction to make here. So rumination does not cause depression, but
it does feed the depression very much in the same way that putting wood on a bonfire feeds
the fire, and it prevents the fire from doing what the fire really wants to do, which is
to burn itself out. That’s its direction, its natural direction
of change. It’s very much the same with depression. The natural direction is for healing. The depression is trying to heal itself like
any other construct in the mind or in the body, it always tries to heal and return to
a state of balance and equilibrium. But the reactivity, the rumination, prevents
that natural healing process from taking place. It simply inhibits healing. So how do we go about changing these patterns
of reactive thinking? How do we break free from rumination? Well, the most important thing to understand
here, is that you must not try to avoid those intrusive thoughts and the emotions underneath
the thoughts. Trying to distract yourself, trying to do
positive thinking is going to be completely useless for healing depression. Any form of avoidance simply takes consciousness
away from the habit, and that will reinforce the habit even more. So we have to bring those thoughts into consciousness
and develop a different relationship with them in which we are not identified with those
ruminating thoughts. We learn to see the thoughts as objects in
the mind instead of becoming lost in those thoughts. So this is developing the quality of mindfulness
we call objective consciousness, the ability to be the observer that sees the mind. That is the crucial step towards healing,
because when you stop identifying with the thoughts, then you inactivate those thoughts,
you neutralize them and they are no longer able to feed the depression. So the way we deactivate and neutralize reactive
thoughts is by deliberately bringing them into the mind so that we can work on changing
our relationship to them from one of blind reactive identification to one being the observer
that does not react and does not identify with those thoughts. So this is one of the central themes in the
Mindfulness Therapy approach that I have developed over the years and as I find to be so effective. The basic training that I will teach you during
our sessions together is how to meditate on your depression. Most people think that meditation is a way
of escaping depression or anxiety or suffering. Far from that. The purpose of meditation is to bring conscious
awareness or mindfulness to those parts of the mind that are trying to heal. It’s a response of compassion. This is essential for healing. So we do that in a very deliberate way. We meditate on those ruminating thoughts,
but we learn to change our relationship to them so that they no longer affect us and
could feed the depression. Thoughts in themselves are not the problem. And this is another very important thing to
understand. Thoughts are not the problem. Ruminating thoughts are not the problem. The problem is the blind reactive identification
with those thoughts in which we lose our perspective as the observer, which is our True Self. So when you learn how to do this, you will
you will start to take away the fuel cells form from the depression and this can produce
dramatic changes. So during our sessions, I will teach you exactly
how to do this. We will practice learning how to meditate
on our depression. I will guide you in this meditation, and you’ll
start to experience the changes yourself during the sessions. And then, of course, you can practice meditating
on your depression between sessions. And that’s very important. When you turn this into a regular daily practice,
that training will greatly increase the rate of healing. Most people see quite incredible results when
they start applying mindfulness therapy to heal their depression, and you should expect
to see significant and noticeable changes within the first three to four weeks of practice. Often people can completely break the habit
of depression altogether. I will guide you in this in detail and help
you. That’s my job to help you learn how to apply
mindfulness to work with your emotions more effectively. So if you would like to learn how to work
with depression using Mindfulness Therapy, then to please contact me and let’s schedule
a Skype therapy session. I do all my sessions via Skype. It’s just as good as meeting in person for
the vast majority of people. It’s more convenient, less intimidating, and
generally there is no difference at all. So if you would like to schedule a Skype therapy
session for your depression, then do please contact me. Thank you.

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