Hypnosis for Depression

Hypnosis for depression

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Everyone can experience feeling low from time to time.

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More often than not this will quickly pass, and the person will go back to feeling like their usual selves. However, there are some where this low mood persists and intrudes on everyday life. Depression is a mental health condition that causes the sufferer to feel low for a significant period of time. They may find it near impossible to carry out their day-to-day activities and lose interest in activities which previously they would have taken pleasure from.  In this article I will look at how depression can affect the suffers life and how hypnosis for depression can help.

Hypnosis for depression – so what is depression?

Depression is when you have a low or reduced mood for a long time, making it almost impossible for them to perform their usual life activities. The condition can affect different people in different ways and may be mild, severe, or somewhere in-between. The level we consider the severity will in essence depend on how much depression is interfering with their life.

Hypnosis for depression – different types of depression:

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – This as the name implies is when depression affects the sufferer in certain seasons of the year. of the year.

Dysthymia – This is when the sufferer has symptoms mild depression continuously for two years or more and is also called chronic depression or persistent depressive disorder.

Bipolar disorder – This is when the sufferer experience extreme lows and extreme highs commonly referred to as manic episodes.

Prenatal depression – as the name suggests this is when depression happens during pregnancy.

Postnatal depression (PND) – I think that most people now know that this is when depression happens after having a baby. It usually affects the mother, but fathers have been known to experience it too.

Hypnosis for depression – signs of depression

There are a several different signs of depression. No one sufferer will necessarily have all of them, but it’s important for someone to go to their GP if they’re experiencing symptoms for all of the day, for over two weeks. The signs of depression one should look out for are:

  • a low mood, feeling sad and/or angry
  • lacking in energy
  • losing interest or enjoyment in activities you used to enjoy
  • difficulty concentrating
  • feeling tired more easily
  • low self-confidence
  • different sleeping habits (difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual)
  • different eating habits (eating more or less than usual)
  • feeling guilty or feelings of worthlessness.
  • They may find they’re easily annoyed or have a feeling of being numb to everything. They may lose interest in sex or have thoughts of self-harm or even suicide. Talking to someone about how they feel is the first step and the best way to start to feel better.

Hypnosis for depression – why am I depressed?

The causes of depression in everyone will be different from person to person. Often the reasons are complicated and there may be more than one factor at play. Some of the most common causes include:

Childhood experiences – Unpleasant or traumatic experiences in childhood can make a person more vulnerable to depression in their adulthood. They may have experienced trauma, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, bereavement or even had an unstable family environment. Circumstances such as these can affect mental health and make it more likely for someone to experience depression.

Life events – In some cases that I see, my client’s depression has been triggered by a particular event. Perhaps they may have ended a relationship, lost someone close to them or lost their job. Psychologists Holes and Rhah identified that major life changes like moving, getting married and changing jobs can lead to depression.

Mental or physical health problems – I sometimes find that other mental health conditions can cause depression in my client. Anxiety, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are conditions I often see linked to depression. If someone struggles with their physical health or if they have chronic pain, they may also find this affects their mood and triggers depression.

Genetic factors  (the nature or nurture debate) – Much empirical research has demonstrated that if a member of the depressive’s family has depression, then they are more likely to develop the condition themselves. This could be linked to genetic and biological factors (nature), or it may be down to learnt behaviours (nurture).

Substance abuse – Drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs may hold appeal or feel like a good way to feel more positive, but they can often make mental health issues worse.

Hypnosis for depression – An increasingly popular and preferred treatment option to manage and overcome depression is hypnotherapy. This approach works on a subconscious level, using techniques to identify and address the root causes while offering positive suggestions to break negative thinking patterns. Rather than treat the symptoms of depression, hypnotherapy aims to tackle what triggers lead to the depression Hypnosis for depression works because it targets the underlying causes of depression, and completes the “unfinished business” that otherwise continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours. With hypnosis for depression, my client can go down deeper into their subconscious mind to where their traumatic experiences, memories are being stored as emotions, which means they can quickly release them from their lives.

The first thing to consider when choosing a hypnotherapist is the practitioner’s qualifications. Look for a degree qualified mental health care professional — such as a psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, counsellor, social worker, or medical doctor — who is also a hypnotherapist. Unfortunately, there are many therapists advertising who have nothing more than an online qualification, they will usually claim to have either a diploma or certificate in Hypnotherapy, these are not recognised qualifications. You can also ask if they’re affiliated with any professional associations, such as the International Hypnotherapy Association.

If for example, a hypnotist uncovers trauma while doing hypnotherapy, they need to know how to treat trauma. In other words, having the education and training to diagnose and treat mental health conditions — which comes from being a degree qualified Psychologist — is a key component in the success of hypnotherapy and of course your safety.

For more information on how to find a qualified hypnotist, visit the following sites:

The international Hypnotherapy Association

Hypnotherapy Directory

Psychology Today

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When choosing a hypnotherapist it is very important that you find a reputable and qualified therapist who is a member of and governed by the ethics ad standards of the International Hypnotherapy Association.

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