Depression is very common in our modern age, in large part because many have lost awareness of the spiritual basis of their existence. One is susceptible to depression when suffering from spiritual dysfunctionalities, such as: no strong basic values; no purpose in life; no recognition of the Sacred Within; or over-bearing attachments to things antithetical to one's soul. The good news is that disciplined development of a spiritual life will inexorably release the shackles of most depression. In this presentation, Chris Cole will discuss the spiritual aspects of depression and provide a clear path to freedom. Chris will credibly ground the presentation by describing his own struggles with mental illness.
Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Over the past few years, he has talked about spirituality and mental illness at a number of local venues. He offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. His experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to credibly relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. For more information, visit https://colecoaching.com.