What is Depression?
Depression is a common condition - according to the World Health Organisation more than 350 million people suffer with depression globally.
Depression is more than feeling unhappy or sad for a few days. If you are suffering from depression you may have been feeling persistently sad for weeks or months. Depression can cause a wide range of symptoms, and affects individuals differently, and can range from mild to severe.
What are the symptoms of Depression?
There is a wide range of symptoms that depression can cause. Some of the symptoms you may be feeling if you have been diagnosed or suspect you have depression are:
Continuous low mood
Feeling hopeless or helpless
intolerant of other people
lack of motivation
Finding it hard to make decisions
Loss of enjoyment in life
Avoiding social activites
self harm or thoughts of suicide
lack of focus or concentration
What causes Depression?
Depression has many causes - internal and external. Some of the most common external causes of depression are Relationship problems, money and financial worries, stress, work and employment, bereavement, alcohol and drugs, bullying, loneliness, pregnancy and childbirth. Some of the most common internal causes of depression are childhood experiences, family history, health problems, and personality traits.
How can hypnotherapy help depression?
Appropriate hypnotherapy sessions can be very successful in helping people with depression overcome their symptoms.
Often people with depression have fallen into a cycle of negative thinking, and loss of self-esteem. Solution focused hypnotherapy, and positive psychotherapy helps you to break the negative cycles, and downward spirals you may have found yourself trapped in.
My clients start to make some very positive changes in thinking and behaviour in a short amount of time.
Hypnotherapy sessions will also help with the more specific symptoms of depression such as insomnia, weight loss/gain and tiredness.
What does hypnotherapy for depression involve?
Working together in a solution focused approach we will work on changing your thoughts and patterns of behaviours through talking therapy, and hypnosis.
I have seen many clients for depression, and as I previously suffered from depression myself I am very understanding of how doubtful you may feel that you will ever get better, but rest assured, like i did - after the free consultation you will walk away with a full understanding of what depression is, how your brain works, and why you can begin to enjoy life again with the help of hypnotherapy.
If you do not feel that solution focused hypnotherapy is the right path for you, there is absolutely no pressure or obligation for you to continue with sessions.
'My practice has built from a place of passion, compassion and understanding, and I would absolutely love to help you feel better, and live a positive, happy life. For more information, please book a free consultation - or feel free to contact me for a chat'. - Laura