Allow yourself to heal.
Are you also going through sleepless nights and sullen mornings?
Do you often feel that you are stuck in blues, stuck in the prolonged sadness, grief, seclusion, and in the dumps and the doldrums?
Feeling sad, hopeless or disdainful about oneself, once in a while is inevitable, perfectly natural and nothing to worry about.
But if a certain kind of grief has overtaken your life, it could be a sign of depression.
You want to speak and wail out your misery but you struggle to ask for help, assurance or comfort.
But remember, the first step to solve any problem is to acknowledge that there is a problem.
As one summons a bit of courage to ask for mental help, it leads one to dire straits of being judged which fills one with self-loathing and contempt. But, this is the biggest mistake one makes. It’s nothing to feel ashamed of, confront your mental health.
Recently, Bhupesh Advani, Founder of PR Waale (Public Relations Services) spoke with Pooja Saran, Master handwriting expert (Handwriting University International USA), Counsellor, Certified body language expert, Certified NLP Practitioner and a Hypnotherapist.
In a freewheeling conversation, Pooja Saran spoke about the prolonged sadness which can lead to clinical depression. She said in recent times the mental health cases have drastically increased and reached an alarming statistical level.
Here are some highlights of the interview:
There are a very few people associated with this stream, what inclined your interest to pursue a career in this?
Pooja: There is an interesting notion “the one who bears the grunt knows the crux”. I was a victim of depression. For the world, I had everything one needs, for them I was living a successful and happy life. But in the depths of my heart, I was constantly battling with emotional struggle and the anonymous emotional pain was wriggling me to the core of my soul. Initially, I was very hung up on the idea of asking help but as the feeling intensified, so did the desire to seek relief. Eventually, I decided to end my emotional warfare once and for all. That led me to make a decision to support people like me and I joined Hypnotherapy.
Can you please share your story?
Pooja: Well, I don’t know exactly when this vicious cycle of paranoia began but my emotions were boiling, making me feel desolate and confused all at once. I found no particular reason for those episodes of anxiety and struggle. I was finding no satisfaction with my life, feeling stuck and hopeless. The feeling of self-blame, irritation, apathy and being useless was dampening my self-esteem. It was more than a feeling which withdrew me from everything.
A dullness and shallowness was filling the entirety of my being. I felt like I could never be happy again. I was spending days getting up late, waking up in the morning didn’t have a meaning to me. I would somehow manage to drag myself out of bed and would feel guilty about it afterwards, which depressed me more. Diurnal mood variations ever and anon led this to clinical depression.
Initially, I thought of it as just a phase, but one evening, I realize that “NO, This is not right” and I decided that I might as well talk to someone about it but I had no words to explain my situation. It felt like no one would understand me, people would expect me to be strong, my social circle would start judging me, and colleagues would talk behind my back.
Coming out of these shadows of people’s opinions took time, but eventually, I asked for help, and it worked really well.
What is your technique to diagnose and resolve such matters?
Pooja: My journey towards transformation brought me across three secret weapons:
Handwriting Analysis (Graphotherapy), Behavioural Investigation (Body Language) and NLP (Hypnotherapy).
How do you contribute to society with your profession? How your profession is helpful for people?
Pooja: I have been conducting various workshops on Transformation through Hypnotherapy, Graphotherapy and NLP training for various Educational Institutes, Hospitality Industry, Associations
What would be your advice to the people dealing with depression?
Pooja: Take the first step, seek help and allow yourself to heal.