Hypnotherapy to overcome depression

Hypnotherapy to overcome depressionDepression is far more widespread than is realised, and it’s increasing. It can have many faces. If you are not aware of your feelings and emotions on a daily basis, it can creep up on you and cause misery in your life when you least expect it.

We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we’re rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away. Depression, however, could be more serious than just plain sadness. It can be a chronic, disabling condition.

Day to day living has become more stressful for some people, changes in society, the general break up of families, job insecurity, being too fat, too thin, those who do not feel themselves successful – even though they may have a nice car, house or family – as well as many other causes. Depression can create life-long consequences that could ruin your confidence, self-esteem, your health, and your well-being.

There have been many misconceived ideas about depressed people, that they are “weak”, or just feel sorry for themselves. They are told to “snap out of it”, or “pull yourself together”, or “there are other people worse off than you”. This is certainly not the case and is not the answer, and often makes the person feel guilty or worse about their condition.

Symptons of Depression

Sadness, feeling down, “blue” Agitation
Negative thoughts and feelings Irritable and restless
Feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless Sleeping too much
Inappropriate guilt Loss of appetite
Pessimistic about the future Over eating
Suicidal ideology Inability to obtain pleasure, social, sexual
Decreased energy, fatigue Memory loss, or no concentration
Sleep problems, cannot get to sleep Difficult to make decisions
Wake up and cannot get back to sleep Wake up early

Who Gets Depressed?

Any person, young or old, male or female can become depressed, even millionaires suffer depression. It can affect both sexes and at any age, has many causes and, as a result, has many viable avenues of treatment. Mildly and severely depressed clients find themselves in situations that are enormously painful and who need help to find a way out. It can affect the sufferer physically, causing problems such as over or under-eating, sleep disturbance, a lowered sex drive, fatigue and anxiety. Cognitively (the mind/thoughts), depression can affect ability to think clearly, making it difficult to focus attention, poor memory, causing the depressed to make errors in judgment and decision making. The sufferer projects the future to be as painful as the past.

June uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to treat depression, together with other therapies (when necessary, according to the client’s needs). Utilising psychoanalysis within hypnosis shows greater therapeutic outcomes than drug therapy. Although medication may have a faster effectiveness for sleep problems, it has distinctively more side effects and can become habit forming. They can also produce undesired thought and feeling processes, which can prevent new learning abilities. Anti-depressant agents have been found to have a high incidence of relapse.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy addresses the feelings of hopelessness that accompany depression. How we think, feel, behave, maintains our emotional imbalance. Cognitive therapy changes the pessimistic ideas, unrealistic expectations, and overly critical self-evaluations that create depression and sustain it.
Cognitive therapy helps the depressed person recognise which life problems are critical, and which are minor. It also helps him/her to develop positive life goals, and a more positive self-assessment.

Psychoanalysis / CBT provides and creates skill building, problem solving, goal achieving skills and a greater degree of empowerment and perception. These are things an anti-depressant agent cannot accomplish. Relapse rate is significantly reduced as these techniques provide effective preventative skills. Clinical hypnosis creates effectiveness of psychoanalysis, which enables unique, positive changes to take place in the depressed individual. People that have been depressed for a long time, sometimes from their childhood days, usually have difficulty being positive on a day to day basis. By using the extraordinary resources of the unconscious mind, one has the ability to make choices that will bring about the kind of things that you, the sufferer, want to have happen tomorrow, and in the future, which leads to thinking differently, acting differently, and eventually feeling differently.

Psychotherapy and CBT are well established in treating depression, incorporated with relaxation/hypnosis, provides positive outcomes within the therapy framework.

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