Written by John Mace
Depression is arguably the single most common malady affecting society today. Like the common cold it affects young and old, rich and poor, blue-collar workers and white-collar workers, labourers and executives and colour or creed is no barrier; all are depression’s potential victims. In medicine, Depression has various classifications that are given specific names, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post Natal Depression, plus other terms such as, Manic Depression and a term not so common today, Nervous Breakdown. Manic Depression refers to a sufferer who alternates between very high moods and equally low moods. Depression in all its guises does not have a physical component, so can only be emotional complaint.
The first two mentioned types of depression take their names from the apparent source of the depression, particularly the second, but the essence of the complaint is the same, DEPRESSION, the victim is depressed and in extreme cases takes their own life – an act of total desperation.
So what is depression? Let us start with the word itself. A depression is something that is lower than its surroundings, such as a ‘depression in the road’ or in meteorology ‘an area of low air pressure’ and in this instance obviously surrounded by areas of higher air pressure. Similarly, when a person is feeling low in spirits they are said to be depressed, feeling lower than what is considered normal, a common enough occurrence after disappointments and losses, but if the feeling becomes chronic, more or less permanent, medicine labels its victims as suffering from Depression.
Without going into specifics, the chronic depression sufferer experiences any and every type of emotion and attitude to life that is negative, so the question, what is depression, will have to be left without a precise answer, but I will say this; anxiety, despondency and irrational fears prevail, which vary in degree and form from case to case. One person whom I helped felt that “life is not worth living” and was so despondent as to be suicidal, whilst another just sat there in front of me and started to cry. All I had said was, “How can I help you?”
The term Post Natal Depression, in offering a specific cause implies that it is a special kind of depression; it is different to any other form of depression, but to be blunt, that is nuts. Depression is depression is depression! Yet again, the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in acknowledging that it is depression, implies that it is a unique form of depression caused by trauma, but that is nuts too, trauma is the ONLY cause of depression and whether the trauma was major or minor, is like beauty; it is in the eyes of the beholder. For this reason, no dictionary can define when an upsetting event becomes a trauma; the dictionaries just refer to it as an event having dramatic negative emotional effects.
The word trauma can refer to both a physical injury and an emotional disturbance and like depression it varies in intensity from case to case. Interestingly, as a slight deviation, every physical trauma, say a broken leg, has a corresponding emotional trauma. The physician can set the broken limb, but the emotional trauma remains. The depth of the emotional trauma governs the longevity of the healing process; removing the emotional aspect expedites the healing.
To return to the main theme, what has to be taken into account as regards emotional trauma is the attitude of the individual concerned, so here is an analogy. A person is walking down the road when a dog starts barking at them and approaching in a threatening manner, so they pick up a stone, hit the dog with it, which then runs off yelping with its tail between its legs. Another rather timid person in the same situation will probably start quaking with fear. What is traumatic for one is a minor inconsequential inconvenience for another.
This does not negate the fact that some experiences are majorly distressing, but whether major or minor, without exception they all fall within the Mace Method’s definition of an Upset. This is defined as “ANY EVENT THAT A PERSON WOULD NOT EXPERIENCE BY CHOICE” and this definition is the corner stone of the procedure. It does not matter what happened in an upset or what the effects were that were generated, the Mace Method rapidly and permanently, totally eliminates all negative effects, in other words it permanently banishes depression no matter how it is dramatised.
Happiness and survival are synonymous and for any individual their own personal survival is paramount. Causism™ has identified two vital laws of survival and the very logical first law states, NO-ONE WILL EVER KNOWINGLY INSTIGATE ANYTHING WHICH THEY KNOW TO BE NON SURVIVAL FOR THEM.
Law two states, ONE IS ONLY AFFECTED BY WHAT ONE IS UNAWARE OF. A person may remember some traumatic experience, but buried in their psyche are emotions from the experience that are hidden from recall. It is these buried emotions, which once located and discreated are the key to recovery.
A sub-law of Causism™ states ATTENTION FOLLOWS ATTENTION. As an example, if I start writing about shopping, your attention goes to shopping. Here are other examples: Football, horse racing, swimming and finally food. As each word is read it controls your attention and with food for example, you start thinking about food and the same applies to each word; a simple but important facet of life. Another sub-law states, ANYTHING CHRONIC ALWAYS HAS MORE THAN ONE SOURCE, so whether you are suffering from depression or not, there will be other upsets to address, but the initial upset is the entrance point to getting your life back on track and many people only require a single session.
This brings us to the method itself, which is totally free of self-disclosure, in other words the client does not have to disclose anything about themselves or what they have experienced. The key is to locate upsetting events and that is done simply by talking about upsets, explaining what an upset is and if necessary repeating the word UPSET a few times. As explained above, as you read that you cannot help but have your attention drawn to some upsetting event from the past. If as occasionally happens more than one upset is recalled, do this, GO TO AN UPSET!
Of all the upsets you have experienced in life, big or small, you have gone to a particular upset. The event that your attention is now on holds the key to the two most negative elements in your life and deep down, intuitively you know this and that is why your attention has gone there.
Locating the hidden elements buried in that upset will put you on the road to taking full control of your life, as per the mission statement, which is TO ASSIST PEOPLE TO BE IN CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES AND LIVE THEIR OWN DREAMS. Any qualified Mace Energy Method practitioner can do that for you.
Copyright © John Mace. January 14th 2014 / All Rights Reserved.
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