Simple Treatments For Depression

There are many ways to treat depression. We all know the common treatments of medication and talk therapy. These treatments are helpful and necessary for many cases, especially for replenishing and balancing brain chemistry and having someone for support.


There are some simple treatments that also greatly help with depression and are simple, yet impactful.

3 Easy to Do Actions at Home

1. Exercise

it can be challenging to make yourself exercise when feeling depressed, but getting out just 15 minutes a day to walk or do some type of exercise relieves stress and increases energy levels. While you may feel tired and sluggish initially, it will revive and refresh you as you go. Keep this in mind so you can start, knowing that you will feel better in the process of exercising.

2. Grounding

There is scientific evidence that there are energetic currents under ground that are constantly resonating and and flowing through the earth. These natural energy currents are extremely healthy for us, and they are free, and so easy to utilize. All you do is walk barefoot on the ground for at least 10 minutes. It must be dirt, grass, or sand – no concrete or sidewalks. Your feet have many sensory points that absorb the earth’s natural energy currents. There have been so many studies about the health benefits of the earth’s energies and research shows that they balance and neutralize unhealthy subtle energies in the human body. if you want to know more, look up articles about grounding. You will be amazed at the health benefits of this easy action.

barefoot on the ground sloughs off negative ions and balances energy systems

3. Cultivate Thankfulness

this may sound way too easy and simple, but the results are astounding. Thankfulness actually raises your own internal energy patterns and shifts the brain into positive thought patterns. Thankfulness is not automatic, it is a choice and a conscious effort to take control of internal negativity and change it. Depression causes a negative expectation and negative outlook on life. After a while, this becomes a habit and your mind and thought patterns tune to negativity and it becomes the norm.. Thankfulness actually breaks the negative thinking and expectation habit. I suggest turning your mind to thankfulness just upon waking up in the morning. Right when your eyes open, start giving thanks for anything and everything that you can. For instance, you can give thanks that you have a warm bed, a roof over your head, that a new day has begun, etc…Any little thing you can think of to be thankful for, turn your thoughts and affections to that and be thankful. This morning habit will train your body and your brain to see and notice the good things and positive parts of life, however big or small they may be. This one simple treatment is extremely powerful. As thankfulness becomes ingrained as habit, the brain will start to think according to thankfulness automatically, and depressive thoughts are rerouted to positive thoughts. It’s the best way to start your day.

Thankfulness neutralizes negativity

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Holly Malmsten

I am a certified holistic practitioner. I have eight years of experience as a certified counselor, with a master's degree in clinical counseling. My highest aim in my health practice is to facilitate healing and freedom to thrive. My intent, as a transformational leader in alternative healing methods, is to assist and coach others who are searching for emotional healing and internal transformation and provide strategies for all who desire to live be well and live well.

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