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Depression or Dilemma? How Context Makes the Difference Between Feeling Stuck and Empowered

Will Bratt

As therapists, we have a lot of conversations with people who describe their suffering as “depression”. Though “depression” can mean something different from one person to another, there is often a common element of feeling stuck with a sense of profound despair. However, for many people, depression isn't just about feeling stuck in that despair, but about the real world factors that constrain their capacities to make their lived experiences better. In this post Will Bratt illustrates how it can be empowering to look more at the broader context behind the depression.

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The Benefit of Knowing What You Don't Want

Laura Brown

You know that you want something in your life to be different, even if the specific thing you want to change isn’t quite clear. As unlikely as it may sound, this is an important and necessary place for you to be, as your feelings are giving you the loud and clear message that you need something better. In this post, Laura Brown illustrates how identifying what you don't want can help you better recognize what you do.

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