Antidepressants versus hynotherapy

GP's have been prescribing antidepressants to combat depression since the 1960's, thinking that depression was caused by an imbalance of serotonin in the brain. This claim is actually widely disputed by medical peers as there is no test to check serotonin levels in the brain. This notion is backed by the way GPs treat a patient who is in mourning. Instead of prescribing medication such as an antidepressant, they recommend waiting a year; this is because in that time most of the awful feelings associated with the loss of a loved one have reduced by themselves.

This could suggest that other life events could create the same condition in a person and could be managed with other methods such as hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy being a completely natural state we reach up to eight times a day all by ourselves, is one of the most underrated therapies that has been successfully used to treat a number of ailments for centuries! Many different cultures from Ancient Greece to Somarian, Egyptian to Chinese, have used it for healing, and its use is dated all the way back to before the 1500's. 

In today's day and age where we live in a fast-paced, stressful world filled with pressure to achieve and "keep up with the Jones'", it shouldn't come as a surprise that our society is more depressed than ever. Just watching the news can create a depression within a person sensitive to the content, so how do we protect ourselves from being bombarded and falling into a state of depression?

Simply put:

Relaxation: Studies suggest that along with being more depressed, we have also forgotten how to relax properly. Proper relaxation takes time to practice, but it is worth it.

Other benefits include: Improved immune system, Helps to protect your heart by reducing blood pressure, boosts your memory, lowers your risk of stroke, reduces depression and anxiety, helps you make better decisions, if you suffer from stress-triggered Acne relaxation will help prevent attacks and it could even help reduce the risk of cancer.

As bereavement was mentioned above its also worth mentioning that there are hypnotherapy techniques which give a person the chance to say goodbye if that wasn't possible in reality.

Depression needn't be something you battle with, just one or two sessions with a qualified Hypnotherapist could be enough to give you the tools to manage most life events without the need for medication. That said, if you are already taking medication, you must always consult your GP before making any changes or stopping a medication - even if you begin to feel better.

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Written by Karen Lee Clinical Hypnotherapist- Blossom Therapy Swaffham

Karen Lee has always had an interest in helping others help themselves, after five years online voluntary work in a group she set up herself and working as a qualified hypnotherapist and EMDR specialist for the last three years, she is now in the foundation year at University studying towards a BSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.… Read more

Written by Karen Lee Clinical Hypnotherapist- Blossom Therapy Swaffham

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