The very nature of depression often thwarts efforts to treat it. After all, it’s difficult to change when you have no energy, no sense of hope, and no capacity to concentrate. How can we challenge these chronic states? Trauma expert Janina Fisher breaks down nine interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy—all easily worked into video sessions—that she uses with her own depressed clients.
"Given the way our lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic—causing isolation, joblessness, fear, anxiety—a lot of our clients will exhibit signs of depression," Janina writes. "Even we therapists may feel the weight of our own challenges as well as the pain of our clients."