The 11 lessons I learned from depression
Not long ago, I asked myself: "What would have helped me the most when I was suffering from depression?"
This course is my attempt to answer that question.
I hope these short talks will be a source of companionship, inspiration and comfort as you walk your path.
I also believe that depression can be an initiation into a greater depth of connection, fulfilment and personal power.
I made these videos to share the pointers I've gleaned along the way.
The course contains roughly two hours of talks, broken into short videos lasting between one-and-a-half to five minutes. You can watch them at your own pace and in any order you like.
If £10 is a stretch for you but you think you may benefit, then email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. I have a number of copies available for free.
A percentage of any profits from this course will go to the Ocean Clean Up.
Important: I am not a therapist or mental health professional. This course is in no way intended as a substitute for medical attention or appropriate psychological support from a qualified practitioner. If you think you may be suffering from depression, you should contact your doctor.
- Alison O'connor, co-founder, Re-Live, a theatre company that challenges stigma
"Deep Work is absolutely brilliant. Your presentation is a refreshing way of discussing a very uncomfortable subject for us all. You've provided much to contemplate."
- Marjory Kirkwood, outreach worker, Perth & Kinross Scottish War Blinded
"Great material…and I think it will benefit lots of people, and also inform people who are close to those with depression...This is up there with the Matt Haig stuff and I will be recommending it to many."
- Justin Havens, psychological therapist, FdA BA MBACP (accred)
I am a British freelance journalist and author. My latest book, Aftershock: fighting war, surviving trauma, and finding peace, documents the stories of military veterans searching for new ways to heal from post-traumatic stress.
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