Depression

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Depression

Part of the human condition involves feeling a bit low from time to time. However, if you have a long-standing problem, you may suffer from depression. An estimated one in ten adults report at least some symptoms of depression.

A serious illness

Depression is a serious illness that has adverse effects on a person’s mental well being as well as on physical health. Different types of depression occur which vary in severity of symptoms. It can range from weight and appetite loss, insomnia, pessimism, anxiety or lack of enjoyment in life.

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It can be a reactive depression which is a reaction to a specific event or a clinical psychotic depression which is a more serious and long term condition.

A psychiatrist has to treat psychotic depression as a matter of urgency. Regarding more common, non-psychotic forms of depression, only after having seek medical help, hypnotherapy can come to the rescue complementing medical treatment.

A lot of depressed people seek help in medication. The physician and psychiatrist are the only ones to judge their level of necessity. That said, medication does not teach problem coping skills. A depressed person can stay on medication for many years suffering all its side effects and continue to project negative thoughts into the future, never moving forward into a better place.

The way we think affects the way we feel

As a hypnotherapist, I can work with you to help you understand how powerfully your evaluation of life events influences both your thoughts and your emotions, how to improve your outlook on life and build motivation.

Hypnotherapy addresses the psycho-emotional root of depression. It empowers individuals to tap into the power of the subconscious mind to resolve the emotional roadblocks and mental conflicts that cause anxiety, apathy, feelings of worthlessness and other symptoms of depression.

See: Re-Programming

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Hypnotherapy is a holistic therapy

Hypnotherapy improves the overall health and well-being of depressed individuals.

Part of my therapy may include the teaching of self-hypnosis in order to induce relaxation, reduce stress, counter negative thoughts and boost self-esteem on your own.

There is growing scientific support for hypnotherapy as a worthwhile option for treating depression. A landmark study conducted in 2007 found that hypnosis was more effective than cognitive behavioural therapy for improving patients’ depression symptoms.

See: Cognitive hypnotherapy for depression: An empirical investigation. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (Alladin A.; Alibhai, A. 2007).

It is not surprising that hypnotherapy is increasingly recommended by medical doctors as a complimentary treatment for depression.

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All my services are for educational and self-improvement purposes only. Hypnotherapy is not the practice of medicine or psychotherapy and is, therefore, not offered as a replacement for counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist. Statements and products offered on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Hypnosis recordings are not recommended for people suffering from mental disorders.