In this extraordinary book, Yvonne reflects upon her past experiences, grief, and losses to find her way back to her spirituality and strength. She bares her soul, yet is able to use water as a lighthearted, uninhibited, and fun way to express how we are all connected. It is a spiritually inspired book about healing, grief, and personal growth.
It becomes a beautiful poetic journey as she discovers her love of water as part of what led her towards her spiritual path. Through her writing she expresses how she found her way through several tremendous losses, including the loss of her husband. In her ability to endure, she found a strength she never knew she had.
This book is for anyone that has ever struggled with depression, grief, or loss of any kind. It is for anyone interested in personal growth and healing. By sharing her personal story she is able to remind us that we are never truly alone. Water connects us all.
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Yvonne Williams Casaus is a Mom, Wife, Author, Counselor, and Play Therapist. She is an independently licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC), a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She specializes in Depression, Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has a private practice in New Mexico and has been helping adults, children, adolescents, and families for over eleven years.
Yvonne’s areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Divorce, Panic Attacks, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Sexual Abuse, Rape, Physical Abuse, Grief, ADHD and other issues. She also specializes in treating traumatized children with issues such as PTSD, Sexual abuse, Physical Abuse, Neglect, Adoption, and Reactive Attachment Disorder.
Depression Pokémon Go
Maybe we need to rethink this Pokémon Go mania. I know a lot of people are frustrated with the slow drivers and thousands of people at the park. I even read that an animal shelter was renting out dogs to people so it would look like they were walking their dog. It is so popular because it helps people feel connected. It is so easy to feel disconnected. Especially these days when we are all addicted to our electronics. We feel so alone, so isolated, so depressed. At least Pokémon Go is getting people out of their house. It is a way for people to get out and get some fresh air, maybe even make some friends.
Depression should not be a secret. Depression is in fact the leading cause of disability worldwide. There are an estimated 350 million people of all ages that suffer from depression. It not only impacts the person suffering from depression, but their family and friends that do not know how to help. I am a Therapist and Suicide Loss Survivor. I lost my husband, the father of my children to suicide. I felt a calling to write about my experience and I was shocked to discover the number of people that have lost someone to suicide and many more who struggle with thoughts of suicide themselves.
Of the 8 billion species on earth, there are 7.24 billion people of different cultures, ages, and genders. What is the universal link that connects us all? Water.
Like water flowing, at times I got stuck in the darkness. Finding my way out of the murky water helped me discover and embrace the real me. I am the drop and I am the ocean. We are one. We are a drop of water and we are an ocean of water. It is hard to remember when we are sad and depressed. We feel so lonely or frozen like ice. We get rigid and cold, but even in ice, we are connected. We can all overcome profound tragedy, grief, depression, and loneliness. We can all learn to support, encourage and heal each other because we are all connected.
So, let yourself feel grounded for a moment. Take a shower or a bath. Touch the grass, maybe even take your shoes off and walk barefoot. If you are out playing Pokémon Go and can spare a moment before a Pokémon appears, stop and take a moment to smell the flowers. Take a drink of water, or notice the fragrant lavender bush. My daughter just reminded me that she almost stepped on a cactus, so please watch your surroundings.
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