RECLAIMING STATE 

Working through depression

At Headstride, we apprehend these mental health complexities and present two applicative workshops: 

 

'THE ANXIOUS BEING' & 'RECLAIMING STATE' 

that aims to make people reflect upon Anxiety & Depression,

its implications in one’s existence and get a handle on it.

The prevalence of Anxiety & Depression 

In 2018-19, 15.4 million working days lost in the UK due to work related stress, anxiety or depression

CASES 

In 2017 about 160 million worldwide suffered major depressive disorder 

COST 

About 8 million people in Britain suffer anxiety disorders and it costs the country £10 billion a year.  

GLOBAL/ UK

About 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. 4 to 10 % people in the UK  suffer depression.  

COMORBID

50 % of all people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with anxiety disorder.

DAYS LOST

These figures are staggering and the Anxiety-Depression co-morbidity is causing serious problems both in the community and at the workplace. From a philosophical standpoint we understand that anxiety cannot be eliminated from our existence and as one kind of anxiety is assuaged, another one will surface however its incapacitating aspect can be controlled after a specific kind of attitude to life is embraced.  In these days of economic belt-tightening, manpower trimming, business disruptions, threat of redundancies and overall employment uncertainties,  people remain enslaved to their job, excessively stretch themselves  and plough through as their sense of well-being, financial sustenance  and identity seems to be locked with the job. This is bound to create high stress and hypervigilance. The driven lot, attempt to mask their anxiety and intensify their toil. A few others are unable to manage it and over time lose hope and plunge into despair or even depression. 

 
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DEPRESSION

WHAT IS THE DEPRESSED STATE ABOUT?

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People therefore construe depression as a happening (something that has befallen them) as against the possibility of viewing it as 
ONE'S SITUATEDNESS TO THEIR THROWNNESS
IN WHICH THEY HAVE CREATED MEANINGS 
THE WORK OF THERAPY IS TO DELINEATE THESE MEANINGS 
 

A 1-DAY WORKSHOP 

The program offers 6 CPD hrs.

RECLAIMING STATE 

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION 

A Phenomenological approach 

The onset of depression alters experience significantly. That which was meaningful, worthwhile and engaging, doesn’t make sense anymore. There is an estrangement with the world resulting in loss of state and one plunges into the depths of despair, the constituents  of which could be frustration, shame, helplessness, loneliness, or guilt.

 

The program is about regaining one’s state by understanding depression, its chronicity, its recurrence, its implications and its mending route.  Towards this charter, we will contrast the views of Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Psychological, Existential and other complimentary therapies who have respective pathways into and out of depression.

A SHIFT IN WORLD STRUCTURE
THE PERSISTENT SADNESS 
DEPRESSION

Personality formation

EARLY DEVELOPMENT 

Attachment style & schemas

Temperament, Conditioning

Defense mechanisms

Adaptability 

INTERNAL FRAME 

Preverbal & Linguistic 

Affect, Feelings & Emotions

Rational decision making

Cognition & Evaluations

Genetic & Structural 

Outlook to the world 

The turning away

Fundamental moods 

Active engagement

Altered belonging

WORLD VIEW 

 THE PROGRAM 'RECLAIMING STATE'
EXPANSIVELY UNCAPS THE ABOVE 
TO RECONTEXTUALISE OUR GRASP OF DEPRESSION 

KEY TAKE AWAY FROM THE PROGRAM   

GRASPING THE ETIOLOGY OF ‘DEPRESSION’ PRESENTATION.

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION BEYOND ITS SYMPTOMS AND CLASSIFICATION.

CONSIDERATIONS OF AFFECT, EMOTIONS, FEELINGS THAT ENVELOP DEPRESSION.

DEPRESSION AS CONSTRUED IN VARIOUS THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES.

WHY DEPRESED CLIENTS RELINQUISH AGENCY? WHAT IS THE WORK AROUND?

CHARACTERISATION OF HOPE, LOSS AND MOODS IN DEPRESSION.

PECULIARITY OF OUR ENGAGEMENT AND BEING-IN-THE-WORLD.

DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA AND ITS CORRELATION TO DEPRESSION.

ENTERING THE IDIOGRAPHIC WORLD OF THE DEPRESSED.

THE ABILITY TO FACILITATE CLIENTS THROUGH THEIR STUCKNESS.

RECURRENCE AND CHRONICITY OF DEPRESSION.

MAJOR DEPRESSIVE EXPERIENCE, CONTEXT AND CONSTRUCTIONS.

PROGRAM IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR

People experiencing depression, dysthymia, melancholic affect, bipolarity,  bereavement, mood alterations, PTSD and other presenting issues. 

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DEPRESSION

Specified subtypes

PRESENTING ISSUES

DEPRESSION

Categories 

PERFORMANCE 

EXISTENTIAL ELEMENTS 

That unfurls Depression

THE PHILOSOPHICAL FRAME

 Loss of any kind (life as we knew it), triggers grief but some are unable to reconcile with the loss and descend into depression. Not everyone responds in this fashion though. Some, despite the devastating and cataclysmic events in their life, latch on to hope and with unconditional faith, persevere. 

AT HEADSTRIDE, WE INTEND TO EXPLORE THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF HOPE, DRIVE, MOOD, SELF, AFFECT, EMOTION, ACTION, FREEDOM, TIME, FREE WILL AND OTHER ELEMENTS IN ORDER TO

UNDERSTAND DEPRESSION AND FIND A WAY THROUGH.  

THE STRUCTURE

The program framework is not a biased presupposition or a formulaic template to unfurl a uni-dimensional aspect of depression, it is a credible posturing aimed towards opening out the discussions. We do this by examining Existential, Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Neurobiological representations of depression and by subjecting these concepts to rigorous scrutiny through wide-ranging arguments, theoretical confrontations, clinical applicability and critical examination.

THE UNDERSTANDING BENEATH

PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR ?

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OUR CREDENTIALS TO PRESENT THIS PROGRAM 

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WHAT CAN UNTREATED DEPRESSION DO?

CLINICAL DEPRESSION IS A SERIOUS CONDITION AND OUGHT TO BE TREATED PROMPTLY.  LACK OF CARE AND ATTENTION LEADS TO MAINTENANCE  OR EXACERBATION OF SYMPTOMS CATEGORISED AS:  

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ENGAGEMENT SERVICES WITH US

APPERCEPTION

MIND

ELEMENTS

COACHING

ABOUT

ACCOMPLISHMENT

PSYCHOTHERAPY

MENTAL

HEALTH

Depression is a rupture in the way one has construed one’s sense of belonging with the world after an event or a series of events have occurred in life and how this / these events have been internalised by the child/adult.
OUTLOOK BECOMES PESSIMISTIC AND GLOOMY RESULTING IN A SORT OF FUTILITY IN HOPING ANYMORE
HENCE THE LOSS OF AGENCY
 This is further exacerbated by the lack of anyone to hold and contain the experience and the isolation or 'one's aloneness' doesn't help much in alleviating it. 
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AT HEADSTRIDE, IN ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM
'RECLAIMING STATE'
THAT UNFURLS DEPRESSION IN DEPTH,  
WE ALSO OFFER THE INTERSUBJECTIVE SPACE OF BEING WITH THE OTHER I.E. 'THE THERAPIST' WHO CAN HELP MAKE SENSE OF THE EXPERIENCE. 
DEPRESSION 
ITS CAUSALITY, ITS STRUCTURE, ITS CHRONICITY,
ITS MAINTENANCE & REPARATION FROM IT
ARE THE ASPECTS WE AIM TO DELINEATE ON THE DAY 
 
WELCOME ABOARD
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SUMMARY OF OUR PROGRAMS 

HEADSTRIDE 1-DAY PSYCHOTHERAPY WORKSHOPS