Several psychic and biological phenomena lead to a general loss of interest in people with depression. First, the psychomotor slowdown which will, as its name suggests, cause a slowing of thoughts and physical movements of an individual. A person prone to depression will feel less alert, diminished, or even particularly tired. She will also face a form of “paralysis of the will ”, preventing him from performing any task.
In support of medical follow-up and psychotherapy, sophrology will be ideal for stimulating resources put on standby during the depression period. This approach will make it possible to counter symptoms more easily illness, such as fatigue, loss of pleasure or guilt.
Depression: how does relaxation therapy help?
- It activates vitality
A depressed person can see their will flinch and feel discouraged because she feels an important lack of energy. Sophrology will help him to counter these persistent feelings of fatigue by renewing his vitality. For this, energy-filling exercises will be offered to her so that she becomes aware of the potential of her body.
- It promotes positive feelings
The inability to feel positive emotions (joy, pleasure, etc.) characterizes the depressed person. Because of this symptom, the depressed person will see less interest in carrying out daily activities, even the most pleasant. In sophrology, it will bereverse by reconnecting with its positive feelings, across the 5 senses, for example, or by using memories or joy, happinesswere being tested.
- It helps to rebuild self-esteem
Because they have found themselves unable to carry out their daily activities, a depressed person may have a disapproval of herself as well as an important feeling of guilt. This process convinces her that she is capable of nothing and locks her in a form of inertia. Sophrology will help him to get out of this process which prevents it from being accomplished, by restoring esteem and confidence that she is. Examples from the past can be used in particular to reactivate the feeling of pride and accomplishment.