Depression Treatment: feeling better quickly and safely

I share here all that I believe is fundamental to the understanding and treatment of depression. It reflects my training in Human Givens and my practice as a busy Human Givens depression therapist.
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Depression Treatment: All you need to Know?

Have you been living with your depression for a long time? Have you had enough of endless talking?  Have you discovered that medication is not a depression cure?  Are you confused by the lack of a simple explanation for effective depression treatment? Have you yet to find a depression therapist who can help you quickly, safely and reliably?

Depression Treatment using Human Givens

My depression treatment is medication free and does not require you to spend endless hours talking about your problems and issues. We truly have a depression cure. Could this be the answer to the question: what is the best treatment for depression?

As you read the rest of this article, you will begin to gain a new understanding of how and why your depression has taken hold. You will begin to be hopeful, or at least lose some scepticism.

How to treat depression is easily answered in most cases and recovery and control and hope is there waiting for you. This is the depression cure you have been waiting for.

What this Counselling is about
Feeling Better Fast


How I treat depression in three steps.
How  these three steps translate into my therapy, one-on-one.
How we will get arousal levels down and set the right goals.
How and why can you have real hope of recovery from your depression.
How Depression takes root

Depression Treatment in three steps

ONE, Truly understand why you are depressed. This will bring hope and a belief in recovery.

What is the source of your exhaustion, over dreaming, and collapsing hope and control? And if you have powerful memories of fear and trauma, what role are they playing?  You will find answers, with the help of tailor-made audios. They will make complete sense by your own lived experience of depression. You will be relieved that there will be no endless talking and no medication. Instead, wisdom from human givens and my experience of over 15 years. It is the answer to the question – what is the best treatment for depression?

TWO, Firefighting to reduce arousal and rumination and to improve sleep, motivation and energy.

You will learn how to distract yourself and be busy and occupied. And as you do, you will find your optimism, control and old self beginning to return. Depression treatment is beginning to work.

THREE, Taking action to get essential needs better met and so get your life on track.

This requires better problem solving – setting the right goals, clearing emotional pattern matching that is not helping with trance methods, and challenging rigid black and white thinking styles. My depression therapist training will unlock doors for you.

Depression Treatment: Why are these three steps so effective?

These three steps are obviously closely connected as a depression treatment that works. The high arousal of a depressed person is a trance-like self-obsessed focus, which destroys the capacity to problem solve and so correct the underlying problem that initiated the depression in the first place. The consequences are excessive ruminations, too much dreaming which leads to exhaustion and a loss of hope.

The mere fact of being able to problem solve and so take control gives a sense of hope and movement. This is, therefore, a highly effective way to reduce arousal – the first step to a depression recovery with no endless talking nor medication. This is a depression cure that works – a great way to discover how to treat depression.

Depression treatment begins in the first session.

I will normally suggest that you listen to my specially prepared Hope and Firefighting suite of four audios – regularly and under my direction.

This could be until you are sick of my voice, but by which time you will truly understand what is happening to you and how to treat depression, what is good depression treatment and help and how an effective depression therapist should operate.

Overcoming Depression

I will take the pressure off you by taking responsibility for the depression help you need and get you feeling better. This is the first step of an effective depression cure by an experienced depression therapist.

By allowing you to relax knowing that you can let me take the strain. Obviously, this is not really the case as at the end of the day, it is your resources and capacities that will be the real depression cure.

But the extent that confidence and authority in me, as an experienced depression therapist can be conveyed, then this will take away a lot of pressure. In turn, this will remove a major source of worry. That is the beginning of the depression cure.

Reducing arousal – one or more of the following:

Explaining what depression is so that you do not feel that you are to blame

Undertake a Needs Audit so that you can begin to perceive your situation differently and in a more detached way. This reduces arousal by engaging your problem-solving capacity.

Investigate whether there is trauma or threshold trauma and then clearing it using the Rewind trance method.

Reframe at every opportunity – which may be directed at softening strong black and white thinking or suggesting more empowering explanations of the past.

Explicit visualisation, rehearsal and guided imagery – designed to impart an experience of relaxation and to access your strengths and resources

Teach relaxation techniques

Master both practical firefighting and challenging black and white thinking

Depression treatment: Practical Goal Setting

Being a fully signed up Human Givens depression therapist, my thinking and instincts – to answer the question of what is the best treatment for depression – will sooner or later turn to evaluate your emotional needs.  How well are you getting them met, how balanced are they in relation to each of the essential needs and where and in what way are significant deficiencies impacting on the other needs? In short, how well is your life working for you right now?

Needs, as formulated by Human Givens, are summarised and explained here.  Or complete your own Needs Audit. If you then send me your results I will happily evaluate them for you.

My message to you is one of Hope

Your depression is easier to understand than you could ever have imagined and depression recovery is there waiting for you.  I am the Depression Optimist. Depression Recovery with effective depression treatment is my speciality.

I have a track record of success – to help you be feeling better and then staying better.

Those who are really depressed will be profoundly lacking in energy and
motivation and often have a terrible sense of being trapped in their
thoughts and emotions without any hope of escape

They will be aware of bad sleeping and probably that they are dreaming a lot,
that they are introspecting and ruminating too much and finding that they
are blaming themselves for their problems

They will be aware of collapsing self-esteem and self-confidence and against
their better judgement will be isolating themselves from friends and
society and often failing to adequately do the basic tasks.

If the answer is yes for you or family members and friends then you will
know something of what an awful experience it is to be depressed.
And to believe, albeit mistakenly, that depression recovery is difficult and fraught.

Do view this video interview, which expands on my Human Givens depression therapist. My passion and enthusiasm shine through.

Two excellent Human Givens sites

Lift Depression
Why we Dream
podcasts bnnr

Listen to this
Just 3-4 minutes each

How a depression takes hold – in three steps Listen/download

Depressed people wake up tired – the worst part of their day Listen/download

A fairy tale about a twisted ankle epidemic – is this like our depression epidemic?

Many more podcasts here – depression, case studies, good counselling, wellbeing and psychology

This depression page is a refuge from the medicalised groupthink of the mainstream. You don’t believe me? Then look at these!




American Psychiatric Assocation


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Human Givens Depression Test

Depression Treatment: All depressed people worry

This increases the amount of dreaming they do, upsetting the balance between slow-wave, recuperative sleep and dream sleep. Consequently they start to develop an imbalance between energy burning dream sleep and refreshing slow-wave sleep. Soon they start to wake up feeling tired and unmotivated. This makes them worry even more as they feel that “something is wrong with me”.

All strong emotions focus and lock attention and attention stays focused on all the bad things that seem to be happening, whether real or illusory. Every little thing we worry about and do not resolve that day is translated into a bad dream the next night. All of these worries have to be worked through in extended and intense periods of dream activity in REM sleep as the brain attempts to rebalance  arousal levels. This upsets the relationship between slow-wave sleep and REM sleep.


And the most important thing for Human Givens depression treatment

You will realise that clinical depression is not a mental illness but the normal response to a difficult situation which then spirals out of control.

After all if you cut your finger – well yes, you would need to get the wound bandaged. But you would know that the bleeding was healthy. You would only really worry if you cut yourself and there was no blood. So it is with depression. It is the natural response to a difficult set of circumstances that then unravels and gets worse.

It also means there are almost always better solutions than medication.

Get arousal level down and then problem-solve to get your life working. That is how to treat depression in a nutshell.

Useful preparation for your therapy with me

Complete the forms – Human Needs and This Last Week – and let’s get started.

How well is your life working?

Take this Human Givens NEEDS AUDIT

How has your Last Week been?

I will happily comment in complete confidence

My Hope and Firefighting Audio Programme will be an essential part of your depression therapy with me.

My Conscious Relaxation Audios will be a useful part of your depression recovery.

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