I have never been diagnosed with depression, but I have suffered from it on and off for the past 10 years.While I was pregnant I was secretly seeing a counselor to try to deal with some of the things I was feeling. I saw the counselor for a while, but no one knew about it( I'm military and I didn't want anyone knowing I was seeking mental services). I eventually stopped seeing them. The reason I stopped was because they weren't really helping me. The techniques they used were strange. Instead of having me talk about my issues, the counselor would ask me to give my issues a name and have me do this weird thing where I chanted the "name" out loud while tapping different points on my face, chest, and ribs. For instance I would chant "work" over and over again while I tapped some points on my face around my eyes, under my nose, under my lips, etc. I gave it a chance, but after a few sessions it seemed stupid to me. It wasn't helping me work through my issues at all, not like I thought it would. It would make me feel relaxed and better, but the issues were still there, and its not like I could stop and tap my face in front of people, at work, wherever. I am thinking about heading back to some kind of therapy because I can feel the cloud coming back. I'm not performing my job well, everything irritates me, I'm always mad at my husband, tired all the time, and feeling like I have NO support and not knowing where to look for it. I'm afraid the service I go to would send me back to the same kind of counselor. Has anyone ever heard of or done any kind of therapy like this? How does tapping your face help depression?
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