I want to share this video with you. I have seen it awhile ago, and recently came across it and viewed it again. It is of a young woman, Sabrina Benaim, reciting a poem she has written describing how she experiences depression. The poem is titled Explaining My Depression To My Mother, A Conversation. The video is about 3:29 minutes long. It is very powerful.
Depression often takes over, and one feels that that is who they are – nothing else. Sabrina Benaim describes it well. And one feels that they can not get out of it, the depression, as if it has a hold on them. Depression is something that just comes over one, and it is there.
These are some of the lines from the poem:
- (depression) is a “shape shifter”, “it is a bear”.
- “…anxiety is the cousin from out of town that depression thought to bring to the party. I am the party.”
- “I am afraid of living.””Mom still doesn’t understand. Mom can’t you see, neither can I?”
- When describing difficulty sleeping, she says “insomnia sweeps me up in his arms”.
Here is the link to the video. Sabrina Benaim may have performed her poem through button poetry. And it is included in the online magazine everyday feminism. I want to thank Sabrina Benaim for being brave and courageous in sharing how depression is for her in this poem.
Homeopathy Helps The Person Who Experiences Depression
Homeopathy is very helpful for people who suffer with depression. A patient of mine, a woman who has suffered from depression for most of her adult life, has done well with homeopathy. With the start of homeopathic treatment, the periods and length of time experiencing depressive thoughts, and just being in it, have become less and less. And there are more days in which she is feeling good. In fact, she has said I have had some really good days. Good is expressed as being more open to life, sharing herself with others, saying who she is, being more connected with herself, and others. (This is her language, how she describes what is better and how it feels, just like Sabrina Benaim has her language to describe her depression.) Sleep is also better. She is also more confident and clear in her work. And she remarked that a very good friend of hers has commented that there is a different quality to her voice – a strength, a more self assuredness – even when she is feeling low.
In her particular case, a sign that she needs another dose of the homeopathic remedy, the homeopathic remedy that is similar to her, is when she experiences the fleeting thought of stabbing herself in her chest and abdomen area. She has never stabbed or cut herself. But when she is feeling very, very depressed, she has shared with me during the homeopathic consultation, that she has fleeting thoughts of stabbing herself.
Homeopathy Sees Each Person As An Individual
With homeopathy, it is finding out how the depression is for the individual person. The homeopathic remedy that has helped the woman I wrote about, would most likely not be helpful for another person who experiences depression. There are general experiences and symptoms that most people who experience depression have, but underneath, at the core, each person experiences their depression uniquely to them. The language that they use to describe it, is unique to them as well. In the homeopathic consultation, the homeopath wants to know how and what the suffering is like for each person, listening, and observing. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to this suffering, and then healing process starts.
I would be happy to talk further about how homeopathy can be of help for someone who experiences depression. I see people of all ages. Depression may be experienced differently in children than in adults. Either leave a comment below or contact me through my website, http://www.homeopathytoheal.com I offer a 15 complimentary phone consultation.
January 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm
January 6, 2015 at 8:10 pm
Thanks for reading the blog, Louise.