A letter to your inner child should consist of:
This, is your inner child:
Telling your inner child everything that you feel about it (be kind and considerate, the inner child is a reflection of the subconscious minds perceptions of the environment, and the wounded child within that’s gone through so much).
How you’d like to begin accepting it fully and completely, rather than fight it away day after day.
How you believe the lessons the inner child is teaching you will make you a greater version of yourself soon.
How the world is a safe place to live in, and that exaggerated fear is strictly an illusion.
How you’re ready to transition towards inner peace, fully accepting that the inner child’s perspectives might be in the background during this transition.
And anything else that comes to your mind.
We do what we do based around the feelings we want more of, and the feelings we want less of. We move towards pleasure and away from pain, but this pain you simply can’t avoid at the drop of a hat. This pain better known as anxiety can morph into different kinds of pain from the mental side, to the emotional, to the physical, spiritual, and energetic.
“Your only way out of this pain is to love that which you fear.”
Depression – What You Need to Know
Depression is a serious mental health disorder that affects how you think, feel and behave. It can lead to a wide range of problems, including work and relationships. It is more common in people who have a family history of depression or other mood disorders, but can happen to anyone.
Causes of Depression
The cause of depression isn’t known for sure, but it is thought to be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Other factors may also play a role. Changes in hormone levels resulting from pregnancy and during the weeks or months after delivery (postpartum) and from thyroid problems, menopause or a number of other conditions are also thought to contribute to or trigger depression.
Treatment for Depression
There are many treatments that can help relieve the symptoms of depression. Some of them are self-help strategies, while others are medicines or therapy with a mental health professional. Medication can help with mild to moderate symptoms, but it’s important that you use it along with other treatments to have the best results.
Symptoms of Depression
The symptoms of depression can look different for everyone. They can include feelings of numbness, emptiness, sadness or anger. They can also include feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or a lack of energy and interest in daily activities.
They can also include thoughts of suicide or other harmful actions. It’s normal to feel sad or lonely from time to time, but if these feelings are overwhelming or interfere with your ability to function normally, you should seek medical attention.
When you are diagnosed with depression, your healthcare provider will ask you a variety of questions about your symptoms and behavior patterns. They will also perform an exam or order lab tests to check for other conditions that may be causing the symptoms.
Medications for Depression
Antidepressants are often the first step in treating depression. They work by changing the chemistry of your brain, which can help to relieve some of the symptoms of depression. These medicines come in many different types, so your doctor will decide what is right for you.
These medications are usually effective if they are started early. They can be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as exercise and psychotherapy.
Your doctor can prescribe medicines for you or refer you to a pharmacist for a list of possible prescription options. You can also try over-the-counter (OTC) remedies like melatonin, vitamin B6 and a certain type of calcium supplement.
If you’re taking an OTC medicine, don’t stop unless your doctor tells you to. It isn’t safe to stop suddenly and it can cause serious side effects.
It is especially important to avoid alcohol and drugs, as these can exacerbate the symptoms of depression and make the condition worse. If you have suicidal thoughts, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
In some cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used to treat severe, life-threatening depression that hasn’t responded to medication or other treatments. This treatment involves passing a mild electrical current through your brain to trigger a brief seizure, which can restore the balance of chemicals in the brain and ease some of the symptoms of depression.