DEPRESSION – WHAT NOT TO SAY (WHISPERS OF THE SOUL)
In this weeks podcast, the UK’s No1 Bereavement Coach talks about her experience with depression and highlights some of the things NOT to say to a person who is suffering. Depression is like chronic fatigue, it can be hidden in plain sight, sometimes the loudest person in the room is doing all they can to distract and hide from the emptiness inside. In a world where we are often taught that only extraordinary achievements are the way to happiness, the expectations can cause untold depression and untold feelings of emptiness.
We recently publish an article (linked below) about the pressure of success. This is no more apparent than in the world of self development and entrepreneurship, where high achievements are the goal and worn with a badge of honour. We had a recent discussion here at Success4 about the absurd goal levels now being normalised in the self development world, as if filling up Wembley Stadium for a speaking event is a normal achievement to obtain, even before you have filled a room up with 10 people for a day course.
This absurd pressure to over achieve only serves to make ‘real life achievements’ seem minute, and leave the individual feeling empty and wanting more and possibly depressed as a result. Let alone the mixed messages spat out through self development of “You are Hole” and “You Can Have It All”
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