An enlightened approach to depression
“Whilst the debate remains open on Trait Vulnerability markers of Depression, Kevin Billet presents a strong Argument for State Vulnerability Markers for the experience of Depression. Kevin explores the significant role of our Beliefs, Vows, Stories and Conditioning in the context of suppression or shut down of emotions.
Personality Traits, clearly inform the expression of Emotions. In the case of Depression, Kevin utilises the Enneagram model to demonstrate the cluster of symptoms referred to as Depression in all of its disguises. Traditional labels such as Anxious Depressed, Bi Polar Mood Disorder, Somatisization, Narcolepsy etc can be vividly explored under this Model. Giving immense hope to previously condemning and some what permanent if not precarious labels.
From this enlightened approach to Depression, Kevin is free to explore symptoms of depression as reversible and thereby treatable. By identifying the underlying suppression or shut down strategies employed by the individual in order to not feel negative or unpleasant emotions, the individual can then be guided to release these protective mechanisms.
Kevin competently addresses the traditional State Stress Factors contributing to Depression including Life Events such as Past Traumas, Strategy or Responsibility overload, the Expectation Gap between reality and perceived permission, and the Unhealthy Lifestyle factors including sleep, exercise, environment, diet, lack of VitaminD from sunshine and the impact of not having a Purpose in life.
An impressive model, providing clear rational for the experience of shut down or suppression of emotions resulting in the subjective experience referred to as Depression.
Excitingly Kevin does not stop there, he goes further to utilise and build upon Brandon Bay's The Journey to provide effective therapeutic treatments for Depression. The Mind Body healing Processes targeted directly at experiencing emotions and releasing silent saboteurs. This treatment includes Identifying & Reframing unhelpful beliefs and importantly, learning new techniques to open into the experience of Higher Self or Source, to be guided to explore and employ more helpful beliefs and strategies to prevent emotional shut down in the future. These eloquent processes are specifically designed to empower the individual to experience emotions in a full, safe and complete way.
Kevin's 'Out of the Blue' theory of Depression and associated treatment is both refreshing and viable, empowering individuals to grow by releasing previously suppressed, blocked, avoided emotions, unhelpful beliefs and ineffectual coping strategies. Resulting in the capacity to open, allow and trust in the experience of negative Emotions, understanding that emotions like fear, anger, devastation can have the freedom to be felt and let pass. Previously these suppressed, avoided emotions were being stored as cellular memories in the body, contributing greatly to physical Dis Ease and the manifestation of the condition referred to as Depression.”
Dr Sian Dines