Depression is a common disorder that causes people to experience a depressed mood, a loss of interest or pleasure in life events, feelings of isolation, guilt and low self worth. Our sleep patterns can be disrupted causing fatigue, low energy and poor concentration.
Depression is more than simply feeling down or sad. We all go through spells of feeling down but when you are depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months rather than a few days. Living with depression is difficult not only for the person who is suffering but also for family, friends and colleagues.
It can affect people in different ways, but symptoms can include: low mood, recurring nightmares, feeling useless, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, a profound sense of helplessness, excessive sleepiness and/or an inability to relax, boredom, inability to stay focused and concentrate, loss of the desire to socialise, inability to experience simple pleasures in living, appetite changes, weight loss or weight gain, difficulties getting out of bed in the morning…
Does any of this sound familiar?
Hypnotherapy can be a real and effective tool to help with depression. Using solution focused therapy can help you to focus on the positive future and help you to begin to enjoy life again. I aim to help you gain an understanding about why you feel the way you do, how depression affects your mind and how you can get back to the old you. It is often the first step to feeling confident and reassured so you can begin to enjoy life again feeling more relaxed and in control.
What can stop you from addressing your depression?
Fear of the unknown (e.g. hypnosis) is very common, but we must remember that being hypnotised does not need to mean exposing your deepest secrets in any way. In fact, in some cases hypnotherapy can be conducted without you needing to say a single word. We can use the approach that is right for you. It is possible for everything to be addressed and resolved in the privacy of your own mind. Plus strict ethical guidelines are always being followed and every session is fully confidential.
Hypnotherapy is safe, non-judgmental and has been widely applied to treat depression.