Below is a video from the presentation of “Overcoming Depression-Anxiety: A Suffering Paradigm.” For the various counseling options available from this material visit www.summitrdu.com/counseling.

The complementing studies  Overcoming Depression-Anxiety: A Responsibility Paradigm and Towards a Christian Perspective of Mental Illness are also available in a video format at these links.

NOTE: Many people have asked how they can get a copy of the seminar notebook referenced in this verbal presentation. You can request a copy from Summit’s admin over counseling at counseling@summitrdu.com (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail).

STEP 1.
PREPARE yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually to face your suffering.

Depression-Anxiety Suffering Paradigm Part 1 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

Blog Post: “A Sample Letter to Help Cultivate Community While Struggling with Depression-Anxiety” (Sample of material in the seminar notebook)

Blog Post: “6 Steps to Wise Decision Making About Psychotropic Medications” (Appendix A from the seminar notebook)

STEP 2.
ACKNOWLEDGE the specific history and realness of my suffering.

Depression-Anxiety Suffering Paradigm Part 2 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

On-Line Evaluation: Types of Depression & Anxiety Evaluation

Resource: Depression-Anxiety Daily Symptom Chart

STEP 3.
UNDERSTAND the impact of my suffering.

Depression-Anxiety Suffering Paradigm Part 3 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

STEP 4.
LEARN MY SUFFERING STORY which I used to make sense of my experience.

Depression-Anxiety Suffering Paradigm Part 4 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

STEP 5.
MOURN the wrongness of what happened and receive God’s comfort.

Depression-Anxiety Suffering Paradigm Part 5 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

STEP 6.
LEARN MY GOSPEL STORY by which God gives meaning to my experience.

Depression-Anxiety Suffering Paradigm Part 6 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

STEP 7.
IDENTIFY GOALS that allow me to combat the impact of my suffering.

Depression-Anxiety Step 7 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

STEP 8.
PERSEVERE in the new life and identity to which God has called me.

Depression-Anxiety Step 8 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

STEP 9.
STEWARD all of my life for God’s glory.

Depression-Anxiety Step 9 from The Sam James Institute on Vimeo.

Blog Post: 9 Questions to Help You Steward All of Your Life for


 

If this post was beneficial for you, then considering reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Anxiety” post which address other facets of this subject.

If this post was beneficial for you, then considering reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Depression” post which address other facets of this subject.