How to overcome Depression with Hypnotherapy

To overcome depression firstly we must understand it. Depression is a mental illness that can affect many people during their life. It can affect the way you think, and can make you feel sad for no apparent reason. Some have difficulty communicating with others and will isolate themselves which in turn can have an adverse effect on the person dealing with depression.

Some people will use the word depression lightly and we must not confuse depression with low mood. Let’s be honest, we all have low mood from time to time, kids playing up, work can get on top of you and well you get the message. Low mood can be changed through supportive family or a change in circumstances, whilst depression is another thing altogether.

So what are the symptoms? Low mood, sadness, guilt, no motivation, no hope, anxiety, feeling helpless, loss in interest in things you usually enjoy, change in appetite, no energy, change in sleeping habits (over sleeping or not getting any sleep), irritability, low self-esteem, low tolerance, indecisiveness, avoiding contact with friends and family, lack of interest in sex, finding difficulties at work and suicidal thoughts of harming yourself.

So how do we recover from depression?

There are many different methods to dealing with depression, firstly medication. Medication is normally provided by your local GP, whilst the GP will only look at the presenting issue and therefore go with medication - this can stabilise your mood but it may not deal with the root cause of the issue. Medication can also be very difficult to recover from. Now don’t get me wrong, in some cases if not a lot medication serves a purpose and for the individual suffering it helps maintain a healthy balance. It can promote well-being but not for all so we turn to hypnotherapy to help manage depression.

Clinical hypnotherapy has become hugely popular over the past 10 years, moving from a party gimmick to an established treatment whilst dealing with depression. Hypnosis involves an increased absorption in suggested experiences; hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that through positive suggestion will help change behaviour through increased absorption in suggested experiences.

So here are a few methods used by hypnotherapists:

Regression revisits the trauma safely and reveal new insights that will enable you to deal with the events better.

Parts therapy - At times we are in conflict (inner parts conflict), we all have different parts that make us who we are which are aspects of the subconscious. The hypnotherapist acts as a mediator to help resolve inner conflict.

Hypnotic suggestion - Helps release negative thinking and provides a massive boost to your self-esteem.

Inner child work - We can clear our emotional process, you can also release pain and suffering from past events.

Please don’t suffer in silence, hope is realistic.

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