• Melinda Quesenberry

Healing Affirmations to Overcome Depression


Overcome Depression with affirmations

Understanding the Depression Loop


You’re living your life, feeling great, everything is flowing in your favor and then wham, you wake up one morning and there is that all too familiar feeling looming: depression.


Once you’re in it, you try frantically to get out, but it is so easy to get stuck in the muck. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness and worthlessness begin to set in as activities that once brought you joy no longer spark pleasure.


“Falling into the depression loop is a lot like entering into a traffic circle,” says Elisha Goldstein, PhD and author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, “once you’re caught in the loop, your mind goes around and around struggling to get out.”


Understanding depression and how it shows up in your life can help you to recognize and acknowledge how it affects you so that you can develop proactive responses to your personal depression cues.


What are Positive Affirmations?


Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation that carries a vibration. Positive affirmations are words and short phrases used to intentionally change your thought patterns. They work as an anchor to focus your attention upon. When you catch yourself in a negative thought loop or spiral, you can reach for your positive affirmations to buoy you in faith and optimism.


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How Affirmations Can Help Depression


The thing about depression is that it tells you lies, and it makes you believe that your thoughts are facts, when they are not. Positive affirmations help by interrupting the negative and depressing thought patterns that can muck you into a downward spiral. They allow you to transform the harsh inner critic to an uplifting voice of support, love and self-compassion that nurtures your self-worth.



Positive Affirmations to Overcome Depression


I do not have to believe every thought that I have

I am so much more than these negative thoughts

I am stronger than the negative thoughts that threaten to take me under

I feel happy knowing that there are great experiences awaiting me

I anchor myself in feelings of joy

I feel optimistic that good things are coming

Things always take a turn for the better in my life

I am resilient, and I will get through this

I am strong, and I can overcome anything

Day by day, things are getting better

I choose to redirect my focus to positive thoughts

There are many things in my life to be grateful for

I am important; I matter


Access these affirmations in this guided meditation for healing on YouTube

Grab your headphones and find a comfortable place where you can relax as you allow these affirmations to gently wash over you soothing all negative thoughts and creating new positive thought patterns.



How Theta Thoughts Helps with Depression


Our brains have become accustomed to shorter messages. Theta Thoughts uses short, simple and to the point affirmations paired with theta binaural beats to train your brain to break free from rumination, turn down to volume of your inner critic and become more resilient to negative thoughts.


Theta Thoughts guides you into a relaxed state where your mind can begin to heal and retrain itself. Through repetition, Theta Thoughts erases negative thought loops and creates new positive thought patterns.


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Turn up the Volume on Positive Thoughts


As you begin to turn up the volume on positive thoughts using affirmations and Theta Thoughts, you will begin to break free from the depression loop and experience freedom from the negative voices in your head that weigh you down.



Recommended Resources for Overcoming Depression

Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

by Elisha Goldstein, PhD

 

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Reprogram Your Thoughts with Theta Thoughts


Theta Thoughts allows you to transcend negative thoughts and replace them with new positive thoughts through relaxation and repetition; theta binaural beats + positive affirmation loop. When the body and mind are relaxed you are more receptive to receiving the newly desired thoughts. Through this process, new neural pathways and positive thought patterns are created.


While relaxing comfortably in your bed you are gently guided into deep states of relaxation. As you soften into complete stillness all of your day-to-day thoughts and worries begin to drift away and positive thoughts begin to fill your mind space. As the positive affirmations cycle through your mind they create a positive thought pattern.


Over time your negative and limiting thoughts about money begin to dissolve and the positive affirmations aligned with abundance become your new dominant thoughts.


As your internal dialogue begins to transform both your internal and external worlds will shift and you will come into alignment with your desires.

 

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