By using the self-directed pathway to personal serenity and happiness (Home Study Kit) and by asking myself the questions provided in the Depressed Anonymous Workbook, I am able to get the right answers that are unique to me and which apply specifically to my own situation in life.
By asking the right questions about one’s own depression experience one can be led to finding the right answers to depression. In the Depressed Anonymous Workbook and the Depressed Anonymous Manual used together, this self-directed pathway through the 12 steps can gradually provide answers for one’s own personal recovery. Surprisingly, you already have the answers inside of you that with time, prayer and work will release you from the terrible isolation and pain that we call depression. Now, the questions that will lead you on this pathway to hope will provide you with that light and energy to continue your search through each of the 12 Steps and bring you to the other side – which you will know as a personal serenity and happiness.
In using the Home Study Kit you will be provided the means to help unleash in yourself the energies providing you hope to continue your process of your recovery day by day. I feel that for many of us the problem was in knowing what the right questions were to free ourselves from our experience with depression. For some of us, the experience of depression began so gradually that when we finally realized that it had us in its grip and we were paralyzed and unable to do anything about the way we felt. We felt hopeless and powerless. We began to ask ourselves “why am I having such a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.” Or ” Why do I want to sleep all the time.” “What is happening to me.” Or “why do I feel like I want to cry?” It felt like I was losing my mind.
As I began talking to other people about their depression experience I found that I was not losing my mind but that was I was suffering from depression. After being introduced to the 12 steps of recovery and putting each of the 12 steps into practice in my life I discovered that by asking the right questions of myself and others in the fellowship of Depressed Anonymous I gradually got the right answers on the ‘how to recover’ from the unending sadness that had me by the throat.
I have found that by using the Home Study Kit, and answering the questions provided for me in the Depressed Anonymous Workbook and using the Depressed Anonymous Manual with its coordinated references to the Workbook questions, that I came to find that answers to the questions which had lain dormant in my mind body and now provided me the pathway, step-by-step, which is leading me out of depression. My response to the questions provided in the Workbook are truly like buried treasures. This methodical and “go at your own pace” process of recovery encouraged me by the fact that the answers became written solutions to my problems, which were brought to the fore by the questions asked and to which I faithfully responded.
HOME STUDY KIT
The following is an example from the Depressed Anonymous Workbook: Step #1: Question 1:11. “When have you felt most powerless over anything in your life? How did you handle your feelings of powerlessness then?”
Then use the Depressed Anonymous Manual. (2011) DAP. Louisville. Step One/ Pages 29-38.
These two important works comprise the HOME STUDY KIT. For more information on these two works at The Store. Online ordering is available for all Depressed Anonymous Literature.