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In the book Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction, author Leo J. Battenhausen explains how his many different techniques can help to conquer, overcome and restore a life that is wrought with despair and depression. One of the main techniques that he uses that lays a foundation for all of his other techniques, is the use of a term that that he calls Calm and Sense. With this approach, a person learns more positive ways to handle life’s stresses, difficulties, and life’s setbacks in a more empowering way. Author Leo J Battenhausen also goes through s of what can cause and lead someone to depression. He gives case studies on clients of his that sought his help with their depression and their relationship problems. By doing this, author Leo J. Battenhausen shows compassion, and lets the readers know and understand that they are not alone on their journey to seek help and recovery in dealing with depression.
Defeating Depression by author Leo J. Battenhausen has to be one of the most remarkable and the most profound self-help books that I have ever read on depression in my life time. I too have had to struggle with major depression for most of my life and I have read many books on the subject. This book by far as been more helpful with its clear, concise, practical, and no nonsense approach to defeating and beating depression than any other book that I have come across throughout the years. And not only does this book cover all of the basic ways to overcoming depression, it also gives readers precise details on what a person needs to lead a life of emotional prosperity and not a life that is based on misery and suffering. I loved how the author uses the analogy that life is happening right now- and that life isn’t a dress rehearsal, it’s the show! Every day is show time, and the time to act is now. There are just so many things that I loved about this book. I can only say that anyone who has ever dealt with depression, despair, or the pangs of loneliness in relationship matters needs to own a copy of this book, and I wished that author Leo J. Battenhausen had written this book long before now.