3 Ways to Become Less Vulnerable to Depression
1) Start working on your CEN.
The best thing about CEN is that it can be healed. You can break through that wall that you built to block off your feelings in childhood.
You can begin to feel more varied emotions. You can learn how to use your anger in a healthy, protective way. You can learn the emotional skills that you missed.
2) Accept that your feelings are your friend.
Your emotions are a source of vitality and richness. Without them, you are living in a gray world, devoid of the color that others experience.
Reclaiming your feelings and learning to use them will connect you, relieve you, and enrich you.
Want to know more about how you can recover from childhood emotional neglect? Read 4 Steps to Recovery After Childhood Emotional Neglect
3) Reach out
CEN taught you to circle your wagons, but those wagons are now holding you separate. Learning to let your wagons loosen will open the world to you. With more people on your side of the wall, you will no longer feel so alone.
Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is invisible. Yet it makes you struggle with emotions throughout your adult life and makes you more prone to depression.
To find out if you are affected by CEN, take the Childhood Emotional Neglect Test.
Written by Dr. Jonice Webb
This article was originally published on Psychcentral.com and
has been republished here with the permission of the author
Source – DrJoniceWebb.com
Going through childhood emotional neglect can be nothing short of painful and traumatizing, with many people ending with depression in their adulthood. Depression may be hard to let go, but letting it control you and your life is also not the solution. Take one day at a time, and take one step at a time when it comes to fighting this battle. And most importantly, love yourself and have faith yourself that you will get through this and you deserve the absolute best.
If you want to know more about how childhood neglect can lead to depression, then check this video out below: