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Old 12th April 2017, 02:00 PM
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Celebrities who offer these kind of solutions do not understand depression! Unfortunately, and disappointingly, it is not just Hollywood celebrities, it is also other "experts", qualified, who clearly do not understand the psychological mechanisms. The first mistake "experts" make is to treat depression through the conscious when depression is a symptom of the unconscious, i.e. repression. No matter how many "solutions" are offered, the unconscious will kick in, and override any conscious efforts to change behaviour. If you want to fix your problems you have to address the unconscious.
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Old 12th April 2017, 02:35 PM
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How to access the unconscious is through bodily awareness, i.e. by bypassing the conscious mind, I have found. For me been able to do it by meditation and smoking marijuana. In this way can "regress", bringing into consciousness my repressed emotions in their original context. For example, shameful feelings in the context of childhood trauma. Problem with pharmaceuticals, I had, is that they self-alienate, where as marijuana self-integrates, i.e. helps me access my feelings. (This could just be me, the fact that mighty marijuana agrees with my brain chemistry.)

All I can really say about celebrity advice, in general, is the people who offer information about depression, in particular New Age authors, do not understand the mechanisms (emotional, mental, physical) because otherwise why would they publish books or on the Web information that can not help people, except superficially, with their problems?

Some celebrated authors reckon the way out is through the light... I can only assume they are not familiar with the parable of the prisoner who died of exhaustion attempting to escape through the window of his cell when there was a short tunnel through the darkness to freedom if only the prisoner had looked... (The tunnel, of course, is the unconscious. The window is the conscious.)
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Old 13th April 2017, 01:56 AM
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Walking around barefoot outside isnít a sure-fire way to step on something sharp ó itís actually an incredibly powerful healer for mental and physical woes including depression.
I am a barefooter and I have never suffered from depression. Therefore I find this scientific paper to be entirely accurate.

Now to read some more of it . . .

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swear by earthing for everything from inflammation and arthritis to insomnia
I am a barefooter and I suffer from insomnia. Therefore I find this scientific paper to be entirely inaccurate!

What is the world coming to when we can't trust the peer-reviewed research papers of celebrity scientists?!?
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Old 13th April 2017, 07:54 PM
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I used to lecture barefoot at uni. Somehow it kept me grounded. But I am a moronic psycho anyway so.....
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