Zehhu tells the story of how I first discovered that it is possible to fight depression without medications. Antidepressants had a catastrophic effect on my life, beyond the negative side effects of night sweats, lower extremity numbness and suicidal ideation, they also contributed to divorce, family estrangements and career loss. This book is the guide that I wish I had many years ago that might have helped me prevent these devastating consequences of treatment-resistant depression. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, before taking, or in addition to your prescription medications, try the path of Zehhu.
Are you stuck in depression?
Have you experienced the trauma of a divorce, estrangement or career loss?
Do you feel like you have lost everything, including the will to live?
Zehhu: Crossing the Bridge from Depression to Life takes you on a journey from broken and despondent to a healthier, happier, more productive life. In these pages you’ll discover:
• How to deal with the despair of depression
• How to develop practical habits to build a stronger body and mind to fight depression
• How to reach out to a person suffering from depression
• Why ‘tough love’ and social distancing of a person in depression only makes matters worse
• How to help yourself or someone you love suffering depression to live a better life
Using lessons from nature, you will learn healthy ways to cope with the darkness of depression and begin to build a brighter life.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is an important book for those suffering through depression. It is unique in that it is built upon personal experience as well as research. It utilizes metaphor in a creative, understandable, manner to clearly depict a way to rebuild life following extraordinary loss, trauma or family estrangement. It builds on skills of changing thinking patterns, focusing on one’s own life and future, and strengthening the body through exercise and nutrition to regain a sense of control and health. It is built on the premise that even when one has lost everything, it is possible to rebuild a fulfilling and engaged life.
While I am not able to do all the physical exercises mentioned in this book, I am able to use the skills in this book to reengage in my own life, eat well, use mindfulness, walk my way back to emotional and physical health, and deeply practice focusing on my own life. I have found this book to be very helpful to me following a family loss.
This book provides a blue print and road map toward recovery of one’s own life.
This is a compelling work that takes the reader through a journey about surviving and thriving when one fights depression. The rich metaphor of growing a vineyard to create a new life, a new beginning beyond depression, will even resonate with those who have lost hope.
When one walks the walk of depression, and knows its thorny pathway, there is greater likelihood that s/he can shine a light on the steps necessary to get out of depression. Clearly, the author has walked this path and is passionate about helping others to manage and overcome this gripping darkness.
This book is both a story, and guide, that describes the constellation of symptoms of depression which affect so many, and provides a step-by-step, practical guide back to mental and physical wellbeing.
As a licensed mental health professional, I applaud the strategies that are recommended in Zehhu’s lessons of the vineyard. Whether one suffers from chronic or episodic depression, this book gives a clear path to take when these symptoms pull you down, and provides a way to rebuild your life after loss.
I found this book to be unique from the perspective that it not only is wonderfully written, but it also offers a definite action plan. That is a refreshing change from the usual “feel good” advice offered in so many other books of this kind. It’s one thing to read and heed advice. However, it is so much more important to take action. Zehhu shows us the actions to take.
It turns out that Zehhu is the Hebrew word for “Enough!!” as in “I’ve had enough and it is time for a change.” In the case of Zehhu that change is a positive, productive, and very achievable change that will benefit many aspects of your life.
It is an easy and engaging read with a message of great benefit.
I highly recommend it.
And more important than that it provides a very effective path to fight depression without medications.
I wish more people who are struggling with depression will use this program before starting on antidepressants.
This is a new look at an old problem, and this book can help solve the depression crisis without all the negative side effects of medication.
Doctors should prescribe this book before meds !