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I Don't Like Depression - It's So . . . So . . . Depressing

Copyright Jan Tincher - All Rights reserved
http://www.tameyourbrain.com

Thinking about depression is . . . Well, it's . . . It's depressing.

If I wanted to think about love, I'd have a much better thought pattern than if I thought about depression. If I thought about the weather, I'd normally have a better thought pattern than if I thought about depression.

If I thought about love, my eyes would get dreamy, my face would have a smile on it, my body would sigh longingly. Then, of course, if I thought about depression, whap! Bang! My mouth would droop, my shoulders would sag, my breathing would be boring, my lips would occasionally be firming up as I tried to keep a firm upper lip.

Hm. Can you think of a purple elephant? Your body language might still be the same, huh? OK, how about if you thought about an ice cream sundae? That would depend on if you were
on a diet, wouldn't it? How about if you thought about a Yankee's game? Hm. That definitely got somebody's attention. If I said *water* to a drowning man and *water* to a thirsty man, I'd get two different responses, wouldn't I? It's the same way with a lot of words.

Well, the trick is, what turns you on? Whatever it is, will it keep your attention for a while? If it doesn't, then it doesn't qualify for this little experiment.

OK. Here's what you do. *Pretend* you can put whatever is depressing you in your right hand. There it is in your hand. Depressing you. Go through the whole scenario and get depressed.

Now, put whatever it is that turns you on in your left hand. Figuratively speaking, of course.

Now, think about what depresses you. Quick, think about what turns you on.

Now, think about what depresses you. Quick, think about what turns you on.

Now, think about what depresses you. Quick, think about what turns you on.

You get the idea. Do it 10 times in a row.

Now, clap your hands, hold them together, and count to fifteen.

Now, think about what USED to depress you instantly. It takes a while for it to come up, doesn't it?

Stop trying to bring it up, and just go about your business. If you find yourself depressed again, redo the process. Some people make a history out of depression -- not the clinical kind, just the give-me-some-attention kind. Maybe because they haven't figured out how to get out of it, once they got so deeply into it.

What a concept. Some people are depressed because they don't know how NOT to be. You can help them. Pass it on.

Thanks for reading,

Jan

P.S. If you would like to learn how to handle depression, check this out:
http://www.tameyourbrain.com/depressionEcourse/ffdoffer.php
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If you like this technique, pass it on to a friend. Watch as their life
changes for the better. Both of you will breathe easier.
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Copyright 2005, Jan Tincher, All Rights Reserved Worldwide

DISCLAIMER: Jan Tincher and/or *Tame Your Brain!* do
not guarantee or warrant that the techniques and strategies
portrayed will work for everyone. The techniques and strategies
are general in nature and may not apply to everyone. The
techniques and strategies are not intended to substitute for
obtaining medical advice from the medical profession. Always
consult your own professionals before making any life-changing
decisions.
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Do you find yourself thinking depressing thoughts? Do you wish
you were happier? Jan Tincher has written many great articles on
depression. Check them out here:
http://www.tameyourbrain.com/depression/index1.htm

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Jan Tincher, nationally recognized expert in Hypnotherapy & Neuro-Linguistic Programming, teaches strategies and techniques to help you live a better, happier life! She studied under Richard Bandler and Anthony Robbins, and has a successful practice in Forest City, Iowa. She is an award winning author, and you can read many of her articles at http://www.tameyourbrain.com/articles.htm . You can read what people say about her at http://www.tameyourbrain.com/testimonials.htm

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