Posted 12/12/2019 11:16 AM (GMT -7)
I would like to say some things that I have learned in therapy and reading books.
In know way and I assuming anyone does not know this information, I am sharing just in case, there is someone that is new to depression and the struggles and emotions it brings.
Anger, has Hurt hiding behind it. If a person can do calm breathing, perhaps do a body scan, they can find the
the emotions behind the anger. Journaling can help bring out the emotions also. Some prompts would be:
What am I anger about?
I can I do anything about my anger?
How long have I been angry?
Just write, don't worry about spelling, grammar, punctuation etc. This is just for you. No one else has to read it. Keep going, write what ever comes into your head.
Leave it. Come back in 4hrs or more, maybe the next day, read it. I like to make notes in a colored pen on things that stand out, connect some dots for me, or realizations that explain my anger.
NEXT, self-hate. This is a persons core belief. You have been "conditioned" in some way to believe that you are not worthy of anything,
This not true. Everyone has value. Everyone is worthy.
CBT. Cognitive based therapy helps some people with this. The Book, Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion by Germer Ph.d, helped be very much.
Practicing Self- Compassion takes time and dedication. It does work. Eventually you will notice days where you feel good, happy, confident. They come sparingly at first. I think it will be a life time work, at least for me.
But is gets easier every day.
I hope this helps someone.
Peace and strength