Depression I heard this word when I was a small child one of our close relative was visiting a psychiatrist regularly as she was being treated for depression. As a child I understood when people are really really sad they get this ailment called “Depression” I could not understand then how the elders could be so sad they had to go to a doctor.Me and my sister every night used to get scolded because we used to burst into laughter while discussing our day sometimes a friend’s parent behavior sometimes we used to mimic our school teachers and then just end up rolling on the bed. Every night the house use to echo of giggles and laughs sometimes it was for no reason just by seeing each other we could pass on the currents of mischief and burst in laughter. As children smiling and laughing is our natural state however when one grows up we start looking for reasons for being happy and depend on others for making us happy. So instant of the constant “Happiness” becomes a variable having dependencies on people and situations and when there is a dependency then there are rejections, failures, heartbreaks, sorrows and sadness giving depression an entry into our lives.
A study by the Government of India shows that one out of every five Indians is suffering from a mental disorder. In fact, that places every family at severe risk of multiple issues such as chronic depression, suicidal tendencies and work related stress. 50 per cent of corporate India is under chronic stress with 30 per cent having problems such as addiction and marital discord, and 20 per cent suffering from depression. That effectively means that a rise in depression is a very real threat that could affect the country’s denizens and economy over a period of time.According to the World Health Organisation report in 2011, one out of seven people in India i.e 15 per cent of Indian population was depressed and in 2015, one out of five people in India i.e 20 per cent of Indian population is depressed that showcases an alarming increase in rates of depression by five per cent of the population in just a span of four years putting us all in grave situation.
Source: 26,00,00,000 Indians suffer from mental health disorders –
These are alarming figures with nearly 1 in every 5 person going through a mental health disorder. Earlier the government and also the people never took Depression as a serious ailment but today it has come up in such a big way that no way we can escape from it. Now people are talking openly about it just like the heart ailments. As a Pranic Healer I have been working with several patients going through anxiety and depression and as I understand this is not something that can be worked only at a body or mind level it has to do with Body Mind and Soul healing.
There’s no one proven way that people recover from depression, and it’s different for everyone. However, today there are a range of treatments and health professionals who can be of help.The main medical treatment for depression is antidepressant medication. while there is no simple explanation as to how it works, i have found most of my clients on heavy dose of antidepressants leading to slower metabolism and too much lethargy and sleep.
Psychological treatments (also known as talking therapies) can help you change your thinking patterns and improve your coping skills so you’re better equipped to deal with life’s stresses and conflicts.There are several types of effective psychological treatments for depression, as well as different delivery options. Some people prefer to work one on one with a professional, while others get more out of a group environment. A growing number of online programs, or e-therapies, are also available. These therapies can help but it needs to be coupled with an inner transformation “If you are causing depression to yourself, it means you are able to generate a substantial amount of intense emotions and thoughts, but in the wrong direction. If you don’t have very strong emotions or very intense thoughts about something, you cannot get depressed. It is just that you are generating thoughts and emotions that work against you, not for you. So you are strong enough to cause depression to yourself.” Sadhguru
So if you understand one simple thing that whatever thoughts and emotions you create if they are not adding to your well being and are not helping you feel better you need to drop them. This can be done by practicing mindfulness in daily life. When a person starts living life either in the past or in the future then it is a sure shot way of creating stress and anxiety in life.
Pranic Healing quickly removes stress, anxiety, depression and fears by cleansing the energy field that surrounds the body.The word “Prana” in Pranic Healing, is another name for our “Vital life force Energy”, and our thoughts and emotions can affect this “Vital energy” keeping us well balanced and in good health, or making us ill.
The practitioners job is to re balance, harmonize and strengthen our body’s energetic defense system.It is well known by Holistic Healing Practitioners that physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual imbalances start in the energy field.
Now if our energy field which surrounds the body is healthy, it can offer us protection from negativity in our life, which over time can cause us to become unwell at any level, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
So how does it work?
In the healing session the practitioner will cleanse the negative used up energy, which has blocked or depleted your energy field.After the body has been “Cleansed” it is then “Energised” the affected organs, Chakras, or the injured or diseased part , re balancing and strengthening your body’s energetic defense system,This allows the natural healing process to take place.
In addition to receiving Pranic Psychotherapy sessions, it is suggested that clients who are healing from depression should also incorporate the following (this will greatly accelerate your healing process):
1. Meditation on Twin Hearts with Psychological Healing. Do you have 30 minutes a day to bless the earth and receive psychological healing? Pranic Healing Founder, Master Choa Kok Sui states that this meditation is an ‘anti-depressant’, and has many beneficial effects. All you have to do is sit and receive. (1)
2. Service. Is there a way you can give back to your community? Is there a group or charity that you would like to support? When we give – we receive. In Pranic Healing we recommend 3-4 hours of service a week. This will help offset any troubles or ‘rough patches’ in one’s life allowing for healing and greater harmony. It may happen immediately; it may take some time. Continue to do weekly service as long as you can. Do not give up or procrastinate.
3. How depleted has the body been? If severe, then the energy body really needs to be recharged (this will strengthen the physical body). Here are a few tips:
a) Stand outside for a few moments, form the intent to absorb the healing prana or energy from the Sun. Please note: this is very powerful and should only be done once a week for 10 minutes max.
b) Do you have trees close by? If so rest, read, meditate under the trees. Trees give off an excess amount of prana. You can recharge greatly by spending time amongst them.
c) Find Chinese or Korean ginseng. This is extremely recharging. The effects of the ginseng can last up to 8 hours. Make sure you get good quality ginseng. If you have taken Level 1 Pranic Healing, scan the ginseng to see which has the most prana. (2)
4. Increase your will power and exercise! I’ve talked many times about the benefit of physical exercise in this blog so I’ll just touch on it briefly. When we experience depression, we need to do lots of physical exercise to flush out the negative energy. Find a style of exercise that you will enjoy and do it regularly.
5. Lavender Salt baths. 2 cups salt with 10 drops of Lavender oil in water. Soak for 20 minutes, rinse off. Repeat several times a week. *Use normal table salt, sea salt, dead sea salt, as it has the needed energetic properties for this type of healing.
A Pranic Healing session in action by Master Pranic healer Stephen Co
This is a beautiful video by Teal Swan with a list of simple to dos to take care of anxiety