On this page - part four of my writings about overcoming depression feelings, via the creative usage of depression-dissolving frames of mind - I will speak about the REDUCTIO-AD-ABSURDUM frame of mind.
REDUCTIO-AD-ABSURDUM is a Latin phrase, which basically means to reduce something to absurdity.
Overcoming depression feelings is a problem only because, they establish in your mind a very solid reality of depression, which deceives your mind into believing into its message.
Any solid reality, which happens to be established in a human mind will inevitably bear its fruits.
A reality of a religious fundamentalist - when it takes possession of his mind - may enable him to blow himself up into pieces, as he attempts to clear the world of those who do nor share his ideology.
Can you imagine, how solid must be his mental reality, which enables him to self-mutilate, in the name of serving that reality?
The solidity of a reality, which possesses human mind, determines everything that, a particular person is able or unable to do in his or her life.
You experience problems with feelings of depression only because, you take the reality, which they establish in your mind for a solid reality.
But is it really that solid?
If you apply the REDUCTIO-AD-ABSURDUM, depression-dissolving, frame of mind - as you work on overcoming depression feelings - you may realize that, the reality of your depression feelings is rather flaky.
I’ve used the REDUCTIO-AD-ABSURDUM, depression-dissolving, frame of mind many times, with great results, as I’ve worked on overcoming depression feelings.
Whenever it seemed to me that, the application of this frame of mind was a possibility, I would start saying to myself things like: Oh! I am sooooo depressed that I can’t do anything, I am sooooo depressed that I can’t even go to the bathroom now, I am so depressed that I will have to poop into my pants...
And of course, I would find myself marching to the washroom.
I would also say other ridiculous things to myself, as I worked on overcoming depression feelings, things which would make it obvious to my mind that, in spite of my state of depression, I was obviously able to perform many functions in my life.
The successful usage of the REDUCTIO-AD-ABSURDUM, depression-dissolving frame of mind, in the process of overcoming depression - just as the successful usage of other depression-dissolving frames of mind, which I’ve described on the pages of my Toronto Hypnosis Clinic website - is totally dependent of the energetic state of your mind.
The only difficulty in benefiting from the depression-dissolving frames of mind, which I’ve described is that, in order to successfully apply them, you must have enough mental energy to do so.
To engage creatively in the process of overcoming depression feelings, you need to have at least a spark of interest in wanting to play with whatever arises in your mind.
I do realize that, it may be very difficult for you to generate enough energy and interest within yourself to engage in what I’ve presented here, and on other pages - of my Toronto Hypnosis Clinic website - devoted to the creative usage of depression-dissolving frames of mind.
The difficulty is precisely in the fact that, a state of mind, in which you are overwhelmed by depression feelings, lacks interest in life, and may be very low on mental energy.
If you are left to yourself, amidst your feelings of depression, it may be impossible for you to really take advantage of what I’ve written here, about the possibility of overcoming depression feelings, via the creative usage of depression-dissolving frames of mind.
Through the services, which I offer at my Toronto Depression Clinic, I do energize and inspire my clients, so that, they are able to engage in the process of working with various depression-dissolving frames of mind, as they work towards their liberation from being enslaved by their feelings of depression.