Depression is a feeling or outlook on life that can be described as low, sad, down or blue and happens to most people occasionally for short periods of time. It is a normal reaction to experiencing the loss of a loved one or if life’s struggles are particularly difficult. If it continues for two weeks or more and occurs for most of the day that may indicate an illness called major depression. In addition to the persistent down or low mood, major depression also includes a lack of feeling pleasure in usually enjoyed activities. Often there are problems falling asleep, waking up one or more times during the night or awakening a few hours before normal and not being able to fall back to sleep. Sometimes someone who is depressed also feels tired, exhausted or has no energy, and may sleep more often than normal. Depression can also affect the ability to concentrate, have relationships, and include feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness.
In Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System we work to increase the body’s capacity to take in and hold more life force energy, increase the capacity to feel pleasure and release held or depressed stress and tension in the nervous system, fascia, and muscles. There have been many people with depression who have experienced greater relaxation, sense of well-being, and increased feelings of energy after experiencing Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release sessions.