Depression affects all parts of a person: their body, mind and feelings. It is thought that hypnotherapy can address the subconscious part of the mind and can allow you to identify those thoughts and emotions that have led to depression. Through the use of hypnosis, you can potentially obtain a stronger grasp of your thought patterns as well as your emotions in a calm and relaxed manor. Hypnosis is considered an effective means to reduce the sadness and anxiety associated with depression by encouraging positive affirmations and emotions.
In my therapy room I have noticed that the most common feeling associated with depression is the thought of failure or complete lack of self worth and value. Not wanting to be a problem or worry to others we keep things to ourselves far more and internalise.
Remember that Depression is an illness and can effect anyone and everyone no matter how healthy or good life is. Your first step to feeling better is talking to someone who understands. You might be surprised at people’s reactions and understanding as 1 in 4 people in the UK will be effected by depression.
Hypnosis can also be an excellent complement to antidepressant medication or non-medication based therapies. Many people experience depression but your feelings and experiences should be uniquely treated. With hypnotherapy, you can address your personal negative thought patterns and hopefully, replace your negative feelings with joy and fulfilment.
With appropriate hypnotherapy, depression is one of the most treatable conditions. It has a dramatically lower rate of relapse than with antidepressants alone and is now considered the most effective treatment, even in severe cases, enabling the client to focus on solving problems and engage fully in life again. It is a sad realisation but depression is perhaps the most common psychological disorder today and is often a significant factor in the break up of relationships, career problems and lack of motivation. Sufferers will often turn in on themselves and refuse to engage with others, pushing away friends and loved ones. Some people usually also have a general feeling of despair or an inability to see how their situation could change for the better.
This condition often starts so gradually that you don’t realise anything is wrong, but over time notice that you start to withdraw more and more from living. Severity can range from being almost totally dysfunctional to having just a few symptoms, such as: