Anxiety and depression both ensnare the soul. The trap of anxiety is the helpless overwhelming feeling of fear, and the fear of that feeling returning. Anxiety keeps people stuck in their lives, in jobs, in relationships. Life becomes circumscribed and limited, structured around an illusion of safety and the longing for safety. Depression traps a person differently, sucking out life energy, blanketing the mind and body with heaviness and despair. Big and dark, depression is not something a person can ‘snap out of.’
Anxiety and depression are rampant in our society, taking a huge toll on the lives of millions of people. For many of those people, there is a way out—a way to discover the source of those feelings and bring healing— allowing inner peace and a genuine joy in being alive to return to their lives.