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I would like to try this method. What is it exactly?
Cool! You can read about it at the beginning of this thread. There are some more materials on the internet. Google or send me a PM. - vital
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Ha ha. Very wise, lefty. That's "Johnny Storm" (actor Chris Evans a.k.a. Captain America). I thought it was a good avatar because he is discovering his power by snapping his fingers.
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Ha ha. Very wise, lefty. That's "Johnny Storm" (actor Chris Evans a.k.a. Captain America). I thought it was a good avatar because he is discovering his power by snapping his fingers.
All this time I thought that was you.
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1 I no nonger to feel guilty if i stay in bed too long as i know im still within the rules of the game.

2. For someone who has absalutely no motivation, i managed to do some basic exercises yesterday, which is a small miracle for me

3 I feel empowered and am beginning to very slowly regain control over the discisions that i make.

I reccomend others to follow this process explained by vital. What can we loose? Nothing. What can we gain? Who knows.
Did it work for you?
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I'm really intrigued by this method because I have had a similar thought about the cause of my depression and friends of mine who share a similar form of depression. For me I noticed that when I had brief periods without depression I would have a more conscious ability to make decisions. Once I noticed that it felt empowering to act on conscious decisions I tried to make a habit of it. Unfortunately I never got too far with this mindset and slipped back into depressive behaviors and thoughts quickly. I think the idea of putting an action with this method is a fantastic idea. Currently I'm doing better with the help of medication but I can't wait to implement your snap method to help with the years of bad habits I am trying to break. Thank you for sharing and I'll give an update after putting it into practice.
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I'm really intrigued by this method because I have had a similar thought about the cause of my depression and friends of mine who share a similar form of depression. For me I noticed that when I had brief periods without depression I would have a more conscious ability to make decisions. Once I noticed that it felt empowering to act on conscious decisions I tried to make a habit of it. Unfortunately I never got too far with this mindset and slipped back into depressive behaviors and thoughts quickly. I think the idea of putting an action with this method is a fantastic idea. Currently I'm doing better with the help of medication but I can't wait to implement your snap method to help with the years of bad habits I am trying to break. Thank you for sharing and I'll give an update after putting it into practice.
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Thanks, and what you're doing sounds really promising and exciting to me. It could be the start of a great adventure. It sure was for me. You can find some more notes about it if you look at my personal information or PM me.

I know that the whole thing sounds sort of silly, but you'll find if you look through this thread (for instance), it can sometimes have a really dramatic profound effect. When people are starting, I always say to make lots of silly decisions that aren't important and to savor and enjoy that little moment of deciding. I think it's especially helpful to think of and decide to do something...anything...that you would not do ordinarily. For my last round of patients, the first exercise was to look around the room pick some object in the room, then, in front of everybody, just walk across the room and touch it.

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Just to update: my depression truly started to lift when I started snap club in oct 2015. By Jan 2016 I was significantly improving and now I might occasionally feel down, but I don't suffer the depression that landed me in the hospital that year. I believe snapping helped me to start moving forward in my recovery. Please just try it with an open mind - there really is nothing to lose but your feelings of depression.
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