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Beyond Prozac Beyond Prozac: A Holistic Recovery Program for the Treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder

Who This Program is For

In seeking a way to heal from his depression, Douglas Bloch, M.A., has developed a "better mood" recovery program that employs a "holistic," multi-modal approach to enhance one's mood. This program is primarily meant to serve:

-Those individuals who have previously experienced one or more episodes of major depression and wish to stay well and avoid a relapse.

- Those individuals who suffer from dysthymia (low-grade chronic depression) and desire to elevate their mood, as well as prevent a major depressive episode.

- Those people who are currently experiencing a major depressive episode and wish to use these strategies as an adjunct to medication and/or psychotherapy.


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What others are saying about this ebook...

“To optimize the function of the healing system, you must do everything in your power to improve physical health, mental/emotional health, and spiritual health…One of the disappointments of my professional life is meeting so few teachers who see the whole picture of health, who understand the importance of working on all fronts.”
-Andrew Weil, M.D., Eight Weeks to Optimal Health

Table of Contents

Introduction ................................................................................................ 3


Chapter One
Step 1 of The Better Mood Recovery Program:
Setting the Intention to Heal ....................................................................... 6


Chapter Two
Step 2 of The Better Mood Recovery Program:
Reaching Out for Support ........................................................................ 10


Chapter Three
Step 3 of The Better Mood Recovery Program:
Treat Your Symptoms Using a Combination of
Mutually Supportive Therapies ................................................................. 16


Chapter Four
Putting This Program Into Practice:
Seven Steps to Mental Health Recovery................................................... 38
The Better Mood Recovery Journal .......................................................... 40


Chapter Five
Final Thoughts ......................................................................................... 46
Resources For Wellness .......................................................................... 49


INTRODUCTION

If you have purchased this e-book, it is no doubt because either you or someone you love is in pain. I understand that pain. I know what it is like to feel the despair, the torment, the hopelessness of major depression. Over the past three decades I have had four major depressive episodes and have been hospitalized four times. I have experienced depression and have survived. My message is that you can survive, too.

Although the material I present focuses on healing from depression, anxiety or manic depression, I believe that many of the principles I will share can be applied to anyone who is undergoing a “dark night of the soul” experience. I define this as “relentless emotional or physical pain that appears to have no end.” It is my deepest wish that the lessons I learned from my suffering and the information contained in this book may give you the hope and inspiration to fight on in your darkest hours.

I want to emphasize that my program is meant to support, not replace, any medical treatment that you may be receiving. Hence, if you are severely depressed it is essential that you continue to see a psychiatrist (or medication prescriber) as well as a counselor. If you are not working with a mental health professional, I will be sharing with you how to find one.

An Overview of the Program

As the name implies, the better mood recovery program is designed to improve your overall mood. This course will not necessarily remove all of your symptoms and effect a total cure. Recovering from depression and anxiety is an ongoing process. What you will gain from the program is a set of tools and strategies that you can use to manage your symptoms and stay well.

This program is based on three essential interconnected steps.

They are:

Step 1: Set the intention to heal. Make the decision that you want to get well, even if you don’t know how. Setting the intention to heal is the starting point of all recovery.

Step 2: Reach out for support. Healing from depression and other mood disorders cannot occur in isolation. The love and support of other beings are essential for the healing process to occur.

Step 3: Treat your symptoms using a combination of mutually supportive therapies. There is no one pill or cure for depression. There are, however, a number of self-care strategies that when used together create a synergistic, healing effect.

The Three Steps of the Better Mood Recovery Program

  1. Set the Intention to Heal.
  2. Reach out for Support.
  3. Use a Combination of Mutually Supportive Therapies to treat your symptoms.

“Intention + Support + Tools = Mental Health Recovery”

Over the past three years, I have worked with hundreds of individuals who have suffered from mild to severe anxiety and depression. In every instance people who practiced these three principles report that their mental health has improved.

The “Better Mood Recovery Journal”

A central part of working this program will involve your creating a “better mood recovery journal.” Throughout this e-book you willl receive simple assignments to complete and place in this notebook/journal. Having a record of where you’ve been and what you’ve done will give you a more realistic sense of your progress and help you to mark the positive changes you are making To begin, acquire a three ring notebook and some loose notebook paper (you can choose lined or unlined). Your journal will be divided into five sections. I have found it helpful to use the three-hole tab dividers which you can purchase at any office supply store.

Here are the five sections:

Section 1 - will be for your vision statement and/or collage of wellness, as described in Chapter 1.

Section 2 - is where you will keep track of your support network, as described in
Chapter 2.

Section 3 - is your daily journal in which you will track your mood, medications (if any) and self-care activities, as described in Chapter 3.

Section 4 - is where you will write your affirmations and keep a gratitude journal.

Section 5 - will be used to record and track your weekly goals. In addition, you may choose to three-hole punch this e-book and place it at the beginning or end of your recovery journal so that you can have easy access to the information.

Now let’s explore this program in more detail.


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