Depression can be debilitating, affecting all areas of your life and curbing your ability to move forward. The first step in resolving the problem (after consulting your doctor for advice and guidance) is to make the decision to do whatever it takes to take back control over how you feel. FasterEFT can help you to get rid of your depression, but only if you use it – and use it correctly. Having said that, it is crucial you continue to take any medication that your doctor has prescribed and follow any other medical instructions. You can use FasterEFT in addition to other treatments – it does not need to replace them.
Having made the decision to take back control over how you feel, it is time to adopt a new perspective that will help you to understand how you can regain that control. Read the article: The REAL Cause of All Your Problems to fully understand how the subconscious controls our emotions through the body, based on the records it holds. This article will also explain how those records are created as well as why we can change them.
In order to change your state and clear the depression you will need to address the original records that are producing the depression. You may know what these could be, or you may have no idea at all; fortunately it doesn’t matter – you do not need to know what the original cause is. The FasterEFT process is designed to allow the subconscious to do all the work – after all, it is the subconscious that is in charge.
Why Conscious Thinking Doesn’t Work
The reason conscious thinking does very little to change depression is that the state of depression is physiological, not intellectual. The feeling of depression is caused by chemicals in your body; and since the job of the conscious mind is to give meaning to experiences using reason and logic, it creates thought patterns that serve to explain the feelings. This becomes a cycle as the thoughts match the feelings – and those thoughts trigger more of the matching chemicals.
Changing the thoughts, under normal circumstances, would result in a change in the chemicals – and as a result, the feelings. However, because depression is not a normal physiological state, and is being produced on “automatic” as a result of deeper programming, conscious thinking has little effect on the feeling of depression. In order to change the feeling of depression, the chemical state needs to change (this is often addressed by medication) and in order to change the chemical state, the brain needs to trigger the organs to produce different chemicals. In order to achieve that, the subconscious needs to be given a different set of records that support that new state.
What’s Happening Behind the Scenes?
Your subconscious holds “records” it has collected throughout your life experience. Starting from when you were born, your subconscious interprets your experiences and files that interpretation as a reference. This is how you learn about yourself and the world around you. It is how you learn about how life works, about other people and about who you are. These records are not necessarily true reality; they are reality as interpreted through your subconscious.
Each person’s reality is unique based on the filters (created by their subconscious from experiences) through which they are understanding the world. If you are suffering from depression, there are records in your subconscious that supports that state. Your subconscious is referencing these records, and then prompting your brain to signal your organs and limbic brain to produce the chemicals that create the feelings of depression and inhibit the production of endorphins and other “feel good” chemicals.
Changing the original records that the subconscious is referring to will automatically change the signal that triggers the chemical reaction – which will in turn change the way you feel. FasterEFT is designed to access the original records and change them without your needing to know what they are or where they came from.
The Process for Addressing Depression using FasterEFT
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and notice how you know you are depressed – if you’re not feeling depressed at the moment, remember a time when you were in that state. Notice how it feels; notice where in your body you feel it, and how strong that feeling is. This is how you aim.
Using two fingers, and focusing now on the feeling of your fingertips on your skin, gently tap the following meridian points while saying the phrases.
– Between your eyebrows – I release and let it go
– Beside your eye – It’s okay to let this go now
– Under your eye – It’s safe to let this go
– Just below your collarbone – I don’t need it anymore, and I’m safe as I’m letting it go
Grab your wrist and take a deep breath and exhale. Say “Peace” and go to a peaceful memory. If you can’t think of one right now, make one up. Where would you like to be right now? Imagine sitting on a beach or in a garden in the sunshine. Imagine taking a bubble bath or hugging a pet or person you love. Enjoy that feeling for a moment.
Now, go back to the feeling of depression and notice what’s different. Has the feeling changed? Has it moved position in your body? Is the intensity different? Are there any memories or thoughts that have come up? Just notice.
Repeat the process from Step Two through Step Four. Continue to do this until all bad feelings have gone and have been replaced by good feelings. Don’t stop until you are feeling peaceful, loving, happy, excited – or any other good feeling. Any memories that came to you should have flipped before you stop. For more information on flipping memories read: Why do We Flip Memories in FasterEFT?
Further Help and Guidance
For more information on how and why FasterEFT works, visit: The FasterEFT Belief System.
For more detailed guidance on using the FasterEFT technique, visit: Tips on Using FasterEFT.
To see others using FasterEFT watch the videos in the FasterEFT in Action Playlist.