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5 self-help tools to heal depression

Written by Healthy Living

Belief can create your reality.

Story: Carol Tuttle

I personally know the struggle and challenge of depression. Deep depression was the catalyst that brought me to apply, study, and then practice energy healing when I was a young mother of 28. I had four small children at the time and I was in a deep, dark place. Not a good place to be when you have four bright-eyed, beautiful kids needing you each day.

I started looking for more natural methods of healing. I am grateful that I have successfully healed my depression. Here are five of the top self-help tools that helped me, and I hope they help you if this is your challenge, or that you will share them with someone who is challenged with depression.

1. Stop your negative thoughts. If you have a problem stopping obsessive thinking, get an eye patch and patch your right eye. Patching your right eye will shut down the left hemisphere of your brain and the negative, obsessive thinking. It is better than a glass of wine!

2. Zip up your central meridian. Your central meridian is the energy pathway that runs from your pubic bone to your bottom lip. It can act like a radio receiver if it is not zipped up, picking up negative energies and vibes of others around you. Zip it up by imagining zipping up a zipper that runs up this pathway.

3. Go for a vigorous walk every day. Walking will increase your endorphins, which lifts your mood. Walking also activates your energy flows to cross from left to right, right to left. A healthy crossover flow of energy lifts your mood 40 percent to 60 percent.

4. Refer to your depression as an experience that you are having that can be healed, rather than an identity you are stuck in. Stop saying, “I am depressed or I am suffering from depression.” Your “I am’s” define your identity and keep you stuck with more of what you don’t want. A healthier way of referring to your experience of depression is to say, “I am experiencing the condition of depression, and it is healing.”

5. Believe you can get well. Your belief creates your reality. If you doubt and fear you may never get well, you may not. If you believe you can and will, you call it forth in your life. Consider the possibility that one of the higher purposes of your depression was to allow you the experience of healing it to graduate you into more of your true magnificence.

Anytime we overcome life experiences that felt like they had the power to destroy us, we claim mighty powers of our true selves and have great abilities to touch the lives of others as a result. Believe in yourself, believe in your healing, and believe you have a great contribution to make as a result.

About the writer:

Carol Tuttle is a teacher, speaker, healer, best-selling author, and pioneer in the field of personal development. Her newest book, “Mastering Affluence: 6 Lessons to Create a Life You Love,” guides readers through transformative lessons. Learn more at

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