Depression is a common problem that I deal with regularly and almost anyone can be affected by depression at some point in their life. Hypnotherapy for depression is a very effective tool to help reduce inappropriate feelings of low self worth and change the underlying beliefs about yourself and the world around you.
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Research suggests that roughly 10% of the population experience depression to some extent at any one time. It is important to recognise that there is a big difference between feeling low one day and being depressed.
If you are feeling depressed for more than a few weeks, and there is no reason for you to feel low or the feelings start to really affect your everyday life, it may be time to take advantage of my hypnotherapy for depression programme.
Living with depression
Living with depression can affect the way someone eats, sleeps, works and the way they feel about themselves and their life. Other people may tell the individual suffering from depression to ‘pull themselves together’ or ‘snap out of it’, but no matter how much an individual wants to, they usually can’t just get over it and simply feel better. This is not a sign of weakness as some people may believe, but part of the psychological disorder.
Many individuals may not understand why they are feeling the way they are and therefore can be too embarrassed to seek help, believing the feelings will disappear sooner or later. However, this usually means they suffer longer than necessary, as help is available for those suffering from depression. Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a variety of physical and psychological symptoms.
Symptoms of depression
The symptoms of depression can build gradually over time and are often over looked until it becomes too debilitating.
Some common symptoms of depression are :-
- Feeling pessimistic, sad, anxious or empty all the time
- Feeling tired and lethargic
- Having no energy
- Feeling restless and irritable
- Feelings of worthlessness, helplessness or guilt
- A lack of interest in hobbies or activities that you would normally have
- Being unable to make decisions
- Changes in sleeping behaviours
- Loss of appetite or binge eating
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Causes of depression
Research into depression suggests that often it is a combination of factors that can trigger depression. These include:
- Psychological factors
- Individuals with low confidence/self-esteem, a pessimistic outlook and negative thought patterns are thought to be more prone to depression
- Body chemistry
- A serotonin imbalance is thought to contribute to depression, by altering an individual’s thought process and emotional responses
- Hormonal imbalance
- Abnormal levels of Cortisol (a natural steroid hormone in the body) is believed to be a cause of depression
- Psychological and physical trauma
- Research has found that trauma, such as divorce, bereavement, severe criticism, abuse and neglect may be a contributing factor in depression
Hypnotherapy for depression
Hypnotherapy for depression is an extremely effective way of treating depression, especially in mild to moderate depression.
Hypnotherapy for depression can help you to change beliefs about yourself leading to a boost in self esteem and confidence. It can help you to lift your mood, thereby increasing your serotonin levels.
By using hypnotherapy for depression we can work together to remove a pessimistic outlook and change any negative patterns of behaviour into a more positive and appropriate thinking process.
Hypnotherapy for depression is particularly good at removing the negative effects of past trauma. It can help you re-frame the past events or experiences into more realistic memories, helping you to release unhelpful emotions and move on from the past.
In my hypnotherapy for depression programme I will also teach you relaxation and self-hypnosis to enable you to develop your new positive self at the speed that suits you. The result is creating a happier and more positive future for you.
This is an interesting article, discussing depression and how it is possible to remove depression easily through simply exercising! Exercise and depression. Another piece to the puzzle.