Using Movement Psychotherapy to Fight Depression

When you are feeling anxious and depressed it is hard to see past the mental fog that you develop and try to seek help. Often we are not even aware of how deeply we have progressed into a downward spiral because we are so caught up in the day to day drudgery of trying to keep it together. Well if you have had sleepless nights and are irritable and worried – it is time to take control and start the road to recovery.

Often we have no real idea that we are not functionally rationally and sometimes need a boost in that direction from a loved one. Sometimes we are aware of some of the reasons for our anxiety and sometimes not. The important part of fighting depression is to find its root cause and start the work of healing.

More and more people are realizing that physical therapy is as essential as psychological therapy – therefore it makes sense to combine the two into a winning situation that will combat the forces that are keeping you tied to your depressed state. By using movement and balance exercises along with visual you are able to release patterns from your past that have held you back and you learn to live more objectively with less stress and the ability to resist the impulses to turn back to your old habits.

So let that suppressed aggression get expelled through movements and exercises that will teach you how to release the negativity and move forward rather than dwelling on the past where all those negative influences reside. It will provide more balance in your life so that you will be better able to focus on the positives in your life rather than the negatives making you a much happier person and one that is able to be stable and enjoy life again.

Jim Kragtwyk

Registered Clinical Counsellor – RCC

Certified Addiction Counsellor – ICADC

Victoria BC Counsellors

Category : Movement Psychotherapy Posted on June 5, 2009

One Comment → “Using Movement Psychotherapy to Fight Depression”

  1. James Brophy
    8 years ago

    The information presented is top notch. I’ve been doing some research on the topic and this post answered several questions.


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