Nicole Wettemann Answers
I suffered from depression for over thirty years. Most of the women in my family have. I even studied Psychology in the hope of finding answers. Today, I no longer consider depression a part of my life, and I actually have since specialized in helping other women in healing from depression. My approach is completely holistic. I think the way to get out of depression is to turn inward. To use mindfulness meditation to become crystal clear of your thoughts. Through meditation, you start recognizing that your painful stories are not who you are. There is a deeper presence inside of you. When you can separate out your inner being from the "you" that is suffering from depression, you can start working with the stories, the thoughts and the beliefs that create depression. Spiritually speaking depression is a sign that you are in discord with your inner being. The level of pain you are in is directly related to how separated you are to who you truly came to be in this life. This separation and the pain you are experiencing is often created in childhood. It is possible to identify when the false beliefs were created and by identifying the why, how and when, you can heal from depression.
I have done it and I have helped many women accomplish the same. It is doable. Start by becoming really aware of the thoughts (stories) that you are telling yourself that are causing you pain. We tend to think that we are depressed and therefore we are having negative thoughts and pain. It is actually the opposite. We have thoughts that are in discord with the truth of who we are. These thoughts, when carried long enough become our painful truth. So, thoughts create beliefs, beliefs create depression.