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محتوای ارائه شده توسط Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder. تمام محتوای پادکست شامل قسمت‌ها، گرافیک‌ها و توضیحات پادکست مستقیماً توسط Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder یا شریک پلتفرم پادکست آن‌ها آپلود و ارائه می‌شوند. اگر فکر می‌کنید شخصی بدون اجازه شما از اثر دارای حق نسخه‌برداری شما استفاده می‌کند، می‌توانید روندی که در اینجا شرح داده شده است را دنبال کنید.https://fa.player.fm/legal
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111 | Life Lost its Luster? Tackling Situational Depression in Ways that Work

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محتوای ارائه شده توسط Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder. تمام محتوای پادکست شامل قسمت‌ها، گرافیک‌ها و توضیحات پادکست مستقیماً توسط Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder یا شریک پلتفرم پادکست آن‌ها آپلود و ارائه می‌شوند. اگر فکر می‌کنید شخصی بدون اجازه شما از اثر دارای حق نسخه‌برداری شما استفاده می‌کند، می‌توانید روندی که در اینجا شرح داده شده است را دنبال کنید.https://fa.player.fm/legal

Show Notes:

Today we're tackling situational depression head-on – the natural response to life's curveballs. We’ll explore its impact on personal, marital, and parental life, as well as coping strategies that work. Let’s be honest–we all struggle at times, and this episode wasn't just for my clients–it was for me. Find out how I’m making it through and how you can, too.

Enjoy!

-Kendra

Website → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org

Contact → fulfillment.therapist@gmail.com

Facebook Community → http://bit.ly/fulfillmenttherapy

Instagram → @fulfillmenttherapy

Schedule 1:1 Coaching → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org/1-on-1-coaching

Chat → 1-855-542-8008 *Get questions answered before buying

Save on the $600 off the flash sale! Apply the code SAVE600 to get $600 off our last flash sale for the Costa Rican Retreat when you sign up on FulfillmentTherapy.org.

Our Adventure & Personal Growth Retreat includes:

All-Inclusive 6 Day & 6 Night Stay in Costa Rica

Luxurious Private Villa overlooking Bay

Enjoy Latin Cuisine as our Private Chef prepares 3 meals / Day

& Drinks at our Unlimited Open Bar (fancy non-alcoholic drinks included)

Airport shuttle To & From Included

Professional Therapists / Coaches & Expert Team

Women’s, Men’s, and Couples Retreat at Neighboring Villas

5 Specially Created Fulfillment Meditation Sessions

Immersive Training to Elevate your Relationships & Personal Life

Transformative Meditation sessions and yoga

Private Villa is a short Walk from a Quiet, Beautiful Beach (rare for most retreats)

Breathtaking, Unforgettable Excursion in Nature like Ziplining, Hanging Bridges in the Rainforest, a 1500 ft Jungle Water Slide, Waterfall Hikes, Hot Springs, Volcanic Mud Baths, Snorkeling with Sea Life

Sailing, Surfing, Aquatic Adventures, Saunas, and even more…

Breakthrough Fulfillment Workshops + Coaching, Professional workbooks and resources

1 Week Pre-Retreat Virtual Integration Materials

Costa Rican Retreats

Navigating Situational Depression: Healing and Growth

Section 1: Understanding Situational Depression

  • Definition and characteristics of situational depression.
    • Situational depression, or reactive depression, is a type of depression triggered by stressful life events. Unlike clinical depression, which may happen without a clear cause, situational depression is directly linked to identifiable stressors such as loss of a job, divorce, financial problems, or a serious illness. Symptoms are similar to major depression, like feelings of sadness, hopelessness, irritability, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, and loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. Situational depression is usually time-limited and resolves once the stressful situation improves.

Personal experience: situational depression in personal, marital, and parental contexts. (job loss, miscarriages, hospital stays, stay-at-home mom, financial setbacks, child struggles, marriage problems)

  • Situational depression is a natural response to life's challenges, but it doesn't define us. It's a phase, not our identity.

Section 2: Coping Strategies and Impact on Relationships

  • Practical tips for managing situational depression, including giving yourself permission to feel and process emotions.
    • Set Realistic Goals: Break tasks into smaller, manageable steps. Focus on achievable goals to regain a sense of control and accomplishment.
    • Limit Stressors: Identify and minimize sources of stress where possible. Delegate tasks, establish boundaries, and prioritize responsibilities to reduce overwhelm.
    • Engage in Enjoyable Activities: Participate in hobbies or activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Engaging in pleasurable experiences can boost mood and provide a temporary distraction from stressors.
    • Practice Mindfulness: Stay present in the moment and practice mindfulness techniques to ground yourself and reduce rumination on negative thoughts.
    • Maintain Routine: Stick to a daily routine as much as possible. Structure and predictability can provide a sense of stability during turbulent times.
    • Express Yourself Creatively: Explore creative outlets such as writing, painting, or music to express emotions and cope with stress.
    • Stay Connected: Maintain social connections with supportive individuals who uplift and validate your feelings. Even simple interactions can provide comfort and reassurance.

  • The impact of situational depression on marriage and parenting dynamics.
    • Situational depression can strain marriage and parenting dynamics, leading to increased conflict, communication breakdowns, and emotional distance between partners. In marriage, one or both partners may feel overwhelmed or disconnected, impacting intimacy and mutual support. In parenting, situational depression can affect a parent's ability to engage with their children, leading to decreased involvement, irritability, and difficulty in providing emotional support and stability. Children may also sense changes in their parent's mood and behavior, affecting their own emotional well-being and sense of security within the family unit.

Importance of communication in expressing needs and seeking support from loved ones.

  • In the midst of situational depression, it's okay to press pause, hibernate for a bit, and focus on self-care. This is not a sign of weakness but a path to resilience.

Section 3: Healing and Moving Forward

  • Strategies for healing from situational depression, such as seeking professional help, engaging in self-care activities, and setting boundaries.
  • Recognizing the role of shame and letting go of self-judgment in the healing process.

Seek support and implement positive changes to foster growth and resilience.

  • Healing from situational depression requires compassion, patience, and proactive steps towards self-improvement. It's about embracing the journey of growth and coming back stronger than before.

Section 4: Cultivating Resilience and Well-Being

    • Explore the insights you learned from situational depression and the wins.
    • Explore how you can maintain mental well-being in the long term (school, job change, vacation, class, prayer, time away from home)
    • Prioritize self-care, nurture supportive relationships, and celebrate progress.
  • Through our winters of situational depression, we discover our strength and capacity for growth.

Other Mentioned Episodes:

The Gift of Anxiety & Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder

  continue reading

124 قسمت

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محتوای ارائه شده توسط Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder. تمام محتوای پادکست شامل قسمت‌ها، گرافیک‌ها و توضیحات پادکست مستقیماً توسط Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder یا شریک پلتفرم پادکست آن‌ها آپلود و ارائه می‌شوند. اگر فکر می‌کنید شخصی بدون اجازه شما از اثر دارای حق نسخه‌برداری شما استفاده می‌کند، می‌توانید روندی که در اینجا شرح داده شده است را دنبال کنید.https://fa.player.fm/legal

Show Notes:

Today we're tackling situational depression head-on – the natural response to life's curveballs. We’ll explore its impact on personal, marital, and parental life, as well as coping strategies that work. Let’s be honest–we all struggle at times, and this episode wasn't just for my clients–it was for me. Find out how I’m making it through and how you can, too.

Enjoy!

-Kendra

Website → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org

Contact → fulfillment.therapist@gmail.com

Facebook Community → http://bit.ly/fulfillmenttherapy

Instagram → @fulfillmenttherapy

Schedule 1:1 Coaching → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org/1-on-1-coaching

Chat → 1-855-542-8008 *Get questions answered before buying

Save on the $600 off the flash sale! Apply the code SAVE600 to get $600 off our last flash sale for the Costa Rican Retreat when you sign up on FulfillmentTherapy.org.

Our Adventure & Personal Growth Retreat includes:

All-Inclusive 6 Day & 6 Night Stay in Costa Rica

Luxurious Private Villa overlooking Bay

Enjoy Latin Cuisine as our Private Chef prepares 3 meals / Day

& Drinks at our Unlimited Open Bar (fancy non-alcoholic drinks included)

Airport shuttle To & From Included

Professional Therapists / Coaches & Expert Team

Women’s, Men’s, and Couples Retreat at Neighboring Villas

5 Specially Created Fulfillment Meditation Sessions

Immersive Training to Elevate your Relationships & Personal Life

Transformative Meditation sessions and yoga

Private Villa is a short Walk from a Quiet, Beautiful Beach (rare for most retreats)

Breathtaking, Unforgettable Excursion in Nature like Ziplining, Hanging Bridges in the Rainforest, a 1500 ft Jungle Water Slide, Waterfall Hikes, Hot Springs, Volcanic Mud Baths, Snorkeling with Sea Life

Sailing, Surfing, Aquatic Adventures, Saunas, and even more…

Breakthrough Fulfillment Workshops + Coaching, Professional workbooks and resources

1 Week Pre-Retreat Virtual Integration Materials

Costa Rican Retreats

Navigating Situational Depression: Healing and Growth

Section 1: Understanding Situational Depression

  • Definition and characteristics of situational depression.
    • Situational depression, or reactive depression, is a type of depression triggered by stressful life events. Unlike clinical depression, which may happen without a clear cause, situational depression is directly linked to identifiable stressors such as loss of a job, divorce, financial problems, or a serious illness. Symptoms are similar to major depression, like feelings of sadness, hopelessness, irritability, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, and loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. Situational depression is usually time-limited and resolves once the stressful situation improves.

Personal experience: situational depression in personal, marital, and parental contexts. (job loss, miscarriages, hospital stays, stay-at-home mom, financial setbacks, child struggles, marriage problems)

  • Situational depression is a natural response to life's challenges, but it doesn't define us. It's a phase, not our identity.

Section 2: Coping Strategies and Impact on Relationships

  • Practical tips for managing situational depression, including giving yourself permission to feel and process emotions.
    • Set Realistic Goals: Break tasks into smaller, manageable steps. Focus on achievable goals to regain a sense of control and accomplishment.
    • Limit Stressors: Identify and minimize sources of stress where possible. Delegate tasks, establish boundaries, and prioritize responsibilities to reduce overwhelm.
    • Engage in Enjoyable Activities: Participate in hobbies or activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Engaging in pleasurable experiences can boost mood and provide a temporary distraction from stressors.
    • Practice Mindfulness: Stay present in the moment and practice mindfulness techniques to ground yourself and reduce rumination on negative thoughts.
    • Maintain Routine: Stick to a daily routine as much as possible. Structure and predictability can provide a sense of stability during turbulent times.
    • Express Yourself Creatively: Explore creative outlets such as writing, painting, or music to express emotions and cope with stress.
    • Stay Connected: Maintain social connections with supportive individuals who uplift and validate your feelings. Even simple interactions can provide comfort and reassurance.

  • The impact of situational depression on marriage and parenting dynamics.
    • Situational depression can strain marriage and parenting dynamics, leading to increased conflict, communication breakdowns, and emotional distance between partners. In marriage, one or both partners may feel overwhelmed or disconnected, impacting intimacy and mutual support. In parenting, situational depression can affect a parent's ability to engage with their children, leading to decreased involvement, irritability, and difficulty in providing emotional support and stability. Children may also sense changes in their parent's mood and behavior, affecting their own emotional well-being and sense of security within the family unit.

Importance of communication in expressing needs and seeking support from loved ones.

  • In the midst of situational depression, it's okay to press pause, hibernate for a bit, and focus on self-care. This is not a sign of weakness but a path to resilience.

Section 3: Healing and Moving Forward

  • Strategies for healing from situational depression, such as seeking professional help, engaging in self-care activities, and setting boundaries.
  • Recognizing the role of shame and letting go of self-judgment in the healing process.

Seek support and implement positive changes to foster growth and resilience.

  • Healing from situational depression requires compassion, patience, and proactive steps towards self-improvement. It's about embracing the journey of growth and coming back stronger than before.

Section 4: Cultivating Resilience and Well-Being

    • Explore the insights you learned from situational depression and the wins.
    • Explore how you can maintain mental well-being in the long term (school, job change, vacation, class, prayer, time away from home)
    • Prioritize self-care, nurture supportive relationships, and celebrate progress.
  • Through our winters of situational depression, we discover our strength and capacity for growth.

Other Mentioned Episodes:

The Gift of Anxiety & Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder

  continue reading

124 قسمت

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