Depression Doesn’t Always Have to Be Depressing is based primarily on the experiences Dr. James R. Holmes, PhD, shared with clients in the 45 years he served as therapist and coach for courageous people who have struggled with being depressed. It is also based on a framework of concepts known as Descriptive Psychology developed by Peter Ossorio, PhD, and his colleagues. Descriptive Psychology helped Dr. Holmes make sense out of how and why a person becomes depressed. He came to understand that, within the context of their lives, all depressed persons have good reasons to become depressed.
If you recognize that you are depressed, you may not know how or why you became depressed. You probably have been told, and tend to believe, you are either weak or irrational or there is something wrong with your brain. In this book, Dr. Holmes, assures you that you have been, instead, courageous and effective in dealing with your life.
He offers a way you can begin to view yourself and your life with greater respect and begin to move toward changing your place in the world. You can then join hundreds of Dr. Holmes’ clients who have said, “I make so much sense when you describe me and my life. For the first time ever, my whole life starts to make sense!”