Thank goodness you're reaching out for help to get over that nervous breakdown. Having a breakdown is such a frightening experience that it's no wonder you 're desperately looking for advice on how to recover.
If you haven't read my page on Signs and Symptoms of
a Nervous Breakdown, then do hop over to that
As I have explained on that page, 'nervous breakdown' is not a term professionals normally use. However, I use it here because my clients use the term and we all know what it means.
I'm going to show you the best resources on the web to help you recover and stay well. Your recovery is important not only for you, but also your loved ones. They too are suffering and will want to see you get over your nervous breakdown as soon as you can.
You see, your being ill is having a huge effect on your partner or spouse too. And even if you feel he or she is part of the cause of your breakdown, it won't help you to wait for them to change.
So, without further delay, here's how you get over a nervous breakdown or burn-out...
Oh, before we go on, the very first thing you must do is to ensure that you eat really well (a varied diet) and sleep lots. If you don't sleep enough, you go bonkers!
How long your recovery is going to take depends on too many factors to be specific. Normally the worst feelings subside within one to two months. Don't hold me to that though - it can happen sooner or later.
I am going to help you to speed up your recovery from your breakdown. With your being active in your recovery you'll get there sooner rather than later!
To get over a nervous breakdown you need to:
A) treat the symptoms (the outward signs will then disappear too)
B) deal with the contributing factors
C) improve your life-style (including your stress-related weight-gain)
Treating the immediacy of the symptoms of your meltdown will help you feel a little more in control again. You can then begin to think straight again and start to problem solve.
Once those whirring thoughts begin to calm down, you can start problem solving and taking action.
I have found some excellent resources for you to help you calm the signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown and deal with the underlying problems. No treatment is suitable for everyone though. I have chosen those I would use myself and happily recommend to family and friends.
let's deal with the symptoms of a nervous breakdown first ...
If you're at all suspicious of what your doctor prescribes (I personally would be, because of the side-effects), then talk to him or her about alternatives.
It's absolutely essential that you feel happy with whichever remedies and treatments you take to get over your nervous breakdown.
To get the highest quality and effective natural remedies, for anxiety, depression and sleep, I'm going to refer you straight to my page: NativeRemedies.
Meditation helps you to stop worrying about the future and being stuck in the past and thus not waste your energy. I've got more to say about meditation further down.
Meditation is also a great way to get over depression. See also my page: Natural Depression Treatments.
I know from my practice and personally that (self)hypnosis is ideally suited to calming an stressed out mind/body.
I so want you to feel better sooner rather than later and I love you to try hypnosis. Don't trust it? You not the first - I am already prepared for it. Hop over to my page Hypnosis FAQ and downloads to learn How to do Self Hypnosis. You'll also find a link there to my recommended downloads/MP3s for treating a mental breakdown and depression (often present with a breakdown).
Just writing about what's troubling you, how you're feeling and tracking your recovery can be a huge help. Journaling can be really helpful.
What happened prior to your becoming sick? I suspect anything from personal, relationship and familial problems to work-related stress or any type of trauma. I cover it all on my site, as all of those problems have an impact on your relationship or marriage.
You can get immediate Online Mental Health Counselling or read on for my personal and professional recommendations...
Without a doubt Self-Hypnosis and meditation are the best!
With meditation too you'll get better, calmer, happier over time. John Kabbath Zin is the authority on mindfulness meditation.
This is without a doubt a major factor in the development of a nervous breakdown. However, regardless of the outcome, you're more likely to recover faster from this. Take immediate action though!
Have you always been a bit of a worrier? Do you live with the constant presence of anxiety and perhaps even panic?
Chris Bayliss was too. He visited all the doctors, had all the pills, but eventually cured himself. He is now a medical researcher and nutrition specialist and an expert in the treatment of anxiety and panic. Have a look at my review of his formula for Overcoming Anxiety and Panic for good.
Oh, how I know how difficult it can be to make the required changes!
First of all, I just want you to stop feeling guilty - it's wasted energy and you're so desperately in need of that energy.
I'm sure that you are well-aware that winding yourself up about all kinds isn't doing you any good, particularly not about things that are in the past.
So, here's a tried, tested and proven hugely beneficial meditation method that can not only help you stay calm under pressure, but can change your whole perspective on life. The benefits are immense - just check it out for yourself.
You must (re)consider too what you're eating. There is no such thing as body and mind - the two are one. Don't believe me? Close your eyes and imagine you're eating a lemon! What you eat so has an impact on your mental health. You can find out more about that on my page on Diet, Depression and Anxiety.
For further help have a look at my page on Adrenal Fatigue Treatment.
I know you'll not only survive, but you'll ultimately thrive. You can do it!