Its Not Always Depression

A New Theory of Listening to Your Body, Discovering Core Emotions and Reconnecting with Your Authentic Self

Hilary Jacobs Hendel

The one our counsellor reccomended to me. Counsellor concluded in our session in which we discovered and explored the neighbourhood of my mind that-it turns out-has pretty much dominated the entirety of my life, that I had in fact already suffered a Small “t” Trauma during childhood and that my massively traumatic experiences in my relationship with S, had in fact blown-up fed and fuelled that pre-existing trauma rather than creating a new one (more on that revelation here).

Counsellor suggested I go on to explore that part of me independant of couples counselling. I asked her for a book to read and she suggested this.

What can I say its apt

Its Not Always Depression talks about Small “t” Trauma like no other book that I’ve come across as yet. It works towards getting past learned coping mechanisms such as anxieties and defences that block our ability to get in touch with our core emotions (fear, anger, sadness, disgust, joy, excitement, sexual excitement- its a bit like Pixars Inside Out!). It encourages you to notice the physical sensations coursing through your body when you feel an emotion. Its a damn good, helpful and insightful book.

If a teensy bit repetitive towards the end