The Winter Blues

Deeper issues may be at work if you have the ‘winter blues’ / February 2009 / By Wendy Knight Agard.

The winter blues, seasonal affective disorder, depression and other labels are used to describe a range of feelings that many of us have experienced at one time or another. Some people experience a lack of energy or loss of interest in activities they previously enjoyed. For others, the feeling is more of a general malaise, boredom or a vague longing that they can’t quite put into words.

If you suffer from the blues at this time of year, it’s likely that the issues behind these feelings are present all year long, but the lack of daylight and warmth in the winter act as triggers to make you more aware of them.

There are a number of ways that we typically deal with these kinds of feelings. Some of us simply ignore them, wait for spring and hope they will disappear until the next winter. Others get away to a warmer climate for a week or two. Still others take medication, supplements or force themselves to exercise more. For some, adding some good quality supplements such as cod liver oil for vitamin D during the winter helps, but for many others there is a deeper issue at work.

All of these tactics (except for ignoring the problem) can help to manage the feelings, but do they really get to the root cause? The short answer is that they don’t. They are managing the symptom as opposed to treating the root cause.

A simple test of whether the root cause has been eliminated is to stop whatever technique(s) you were using to manage the symptom. If the problem persists, you have not eliminated the cause.

These feelings can be caused by so many things, such as events that have occurred in the past that have not been effectively processed on an emotional and energetic level.

Our cells have a memory and when a traumatic event happens to us, the energy of that trauma remains lodged in our system until we can find a way to effectively release it.

These traumas don’t have to fit the dictionary definition of the word ‘trauma’to have a harmful effect. A minor insult for one person may be perceived by another as a grave humiliation. Or the trauma could be from a situation that occurred over a period of time that impinged on the individual’s spirit in a negative way.

Typically, the longer these feelings are suppressed or ineffectively processed, the more trouble they will cause emotionally and physically.

Sometimes the feelings are coming from a deeper disturbance at the level of the soul or spirit. For example, a lack of a true sense of who you are and/or what you should be doing with your life can be lurking beneath the surface of your consciousness, leading to symptoms that manifest as the types of feelings described above.

Psychological counseling can be very helpful, but doesn’t necessarily address the trauma on an energetic level. In my practice I often see the effects of traumas causing symptoms such as depression, even though the individual has received counseling in the past.

Homeopathic remedies used within the context of a system of medicine called Medical Heilkunst can effectively clear these traumas from an individual’s system and address deeper soul/ spiritual issues in a safe and effective way so that true healing can begin.

Reproduced with the kind permission of Orleans Online & The Eastender

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The winter blues, seasonal affective disorder, depression and other labels are used to describe a range of feelings that many of us have experienced at one time or another.

Wendy Knight Agard

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