Mar 9, 2010

Retreat to Reconnect to Inner Happiness

Retreat is a great way to clear sadness and trauma and reconnect to inner happiness. Did you know that after twenty-plus years of research on antidepressants, from the old tricyclics to the newer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) show that their benefit is hardly more than what patients get when they take a placebo. More and more scientists who study depression and the drugs that treat it are concluding that antidepressants are basically expensive Tic Tacs.

Yet,the number of Americans taking antidepressants doubled in a decade, from 13.3 million in 1996 to 27 million in 2005. Many of our retreat guests are experiencing depression and many have been told they have an uncurable disease and that they need medication. There are many ways to combat depression and release it rather than using medication to suppress and numb emotions.

Here are tips to feel your emotions and find your way back to happiness and inner peace.

1. Clear your emotional plate daily. Don't stew on things that happen yesterday, last week or a year ago. It can become a habit to hold on to things and keep the kettle simmering. Create the habit of clearing whatever you are feeling. Most often the person who is depressed is holding on to anger and frustration toward themselves and others.

2. Journal to find out the emotions that you are holding. Emotions left over from child hood keep being recreated in your present day experiences. EFT and Reiki are great tools to clear toxic emotions and empower you to feel happiness and joy in the moment.

3. Exercise daily. Walk, dance, yoga are all great exercise that help to create happy endorphins. Choose an exercise that you can be consistent with. Occasionally go out side and get more sunshine. Vitamin D3 is the sunshine vitamin and is being show to help a wide range of symptoms including depression,osteoporosis, increasing the immune system, and to even cure and prevent cancer.

Depression -- or described another way, “unrepaired emotional short-circuiting” -- can cause far more profound negative health consequences than all the denatured food and toxins you expose yourself to daily. Every year, 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States. The psychiatric industry itself is a $330 billion industry -- not bad for an enterprise that offers little in the way of cures.

Retreat is a great time to gain new emotional perspective; and empower yourself with tools to clear your emotional baggage from the past. You are then clear to welcome a bright new future of happiness and joy into your life. Retreat and Heal offers year round personal healing retreats that include EFT, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Yoga, Massage, and Meditation. Gift yourself time away from your hectic pace and Retreat and Heal.