The type of depression that brings people to see a coach is what some call a “reactive depression”. Meaning that the depressed feelings are a result of an external event; for example a bereavement, losing a job or redundancy, long held anger, or a change in an important relationship.
When we feel depressed as a consequence of something that has happened in our life, this might result in feelings of being lost or stuck, sad, exhausted, frustrated and having a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. It's often described as being in a dark place and feels as if we just want to hide under the duvet. And we might even experience some comfort in those feelings or think we actually deserve them.
But a reactive depression means some good news as well. You haven't always felt like this. This means that there is no need to always keep on feeling like this. It can get better. You can feel good again.
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