SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
By Steve King
The techniques detailed in my book ‘Rapid Recovery:
Information Processing & Healing’ can also provide some side
benefits to the counsellor or therapist. I had not even thought of
doing any conscious work on the Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)
had dogged me for years, but it appears that it has just fizzled away,
and I was not even really aware of this until a client brought up their
own difficulty with S.A.D.. As I reflected on this personal shift, I
realized I constantly do energy work, whether my own daily routine or
demonstrating for clients, and that I was now so comfortable with the
winter that it was hard for me to remember how bad it had been at times.
For the benefit of those who have difficulty with S.A.D. or ‘cabin
I would recommend the use of the following apparatus, supplements,
Suggestions would include;
Gentian - for discouragement and despondency for known reasons.
Gorse – for hopelessness and pessimism.
Mustard – for depression that appears for no apparent reason.
Walnut – for periods of change and adjustment.
Rescue Remedy - a calming composite remedy.
- Get a B12 (Cobalamin) shot. B12 helps in the formation and
regeneration of red blood cells, it helps to prevent pernicious anemia
and helps with depression, decreased energy and tiredness. This can be self-administered.
- Vitamin D - via Cod Liver oil and have weekly sun tanning
sessions. Melatonin has also proven to be of great benefit to SAD