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Hypnotherapy For Depression

depressionHypnosis For Depression

Hypnosis for depression is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are looking for alternative treatment methods. Conducted in a very friendly and fun environment Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with depression by focusing on the future rather than the past, concentrating on what the client wants to achieve rather than on the problem(s) that prompted them to seek change.

The sessions are a combination of learning how the brain works so the client can understand what makes them feel the way they do and more importantly what they can do about it. Hypnosis then reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through visualisation and relaxation allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their lives that then encourages a shift in perspective.

Symptoms of depression and how hypnosis for depression can help

True depression can affect people for weeks, months and longer. This is why it is important to be aware of the symptoms and what triggers depression in many people.

Not only are there many different symptoms, they can manifest themselves in different ways. People have been known to suffer from psychological symptoms of depression, physical symptoms of depression and social symptoms of depression. Some examples of these symptoms include:

Symptoms Of Depression

  • Continually feeling sad or in a low mood
  • Feeling helpless and hopeless
  • Having a low level of self-esteem
  • Finding it hard to make decisions
  • Taking no enjoyment from life
  • Anxiety
  • Change in weight and appetite
  • Constipation
  • Aches and pains that can’t be explained
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of libido
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns
  • Struggling at work
  • Not taking part in your hobbies or interests
  • Avoiding social situations / avoiding friends
  • Having difficulties at home and with others

Physical symptoms

  • Change in weight and appetite
  • Constipation
  • Aches and pains that can’t be explained
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of libido
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns

Social symptoms

  • Struggling at work
  • Not taking part in your hobbies or interests
  • Avoiding social situations / avoiding friends
  • Having difficulties at home and with others

 

Causes of depression

It is important to remember that we are all different and that certain things can trigger depression in one person that many not trigger it in another person. We all react in different ways and sometimes it is a combination of events that can cause it to descend.

Life events are known to cause depression but research suggests it is continual problems as opposed to one-off elements that case stress. This means that being unemployed for a long period of time, feeling isolated for lengthy periods, experiencing stress over a lengthy period of time or being in a bad relationship can all cause stress. Of course, it may be that a particular incident or event triggers the depression but the building blocks have been in place for many years.

There is also the fact that personal issues may make some people more likely to suffer from depression. If there is a family history of depression, there is an increased risk. Some people have a personality that is more likely to see them suffer from depression. If people have suffered from a serious illness or have abused drugs and alcohol, these can also impact on their likelihood to suffer from depression.

There is also ongoing research into changes in the brain which may cause depression. There is enough evidence to suggest that changes to the main chemicals in the brain, dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin can cause depression.

Statistics of depression

The most notable statistic of depression is that 1 in 3 people will suffer some form of mental health problem. In Britain, depression and mixed anxiety is the most common mental disorder. It is also important to note that depression strikes both genders and people of all ages.

Depression is said to be a factor in the life of 1 in 5 elderly people and 1 in 10 children suffer from a mental health issue. It has been observed that women are more likely to have received treatment for a mental health issue compared to men.

It is hoped that people will view the statistics of depression and realise that it is a common thing that many people suffer from. However, there is a need to be properly treated and anyone that experiences the symptoms of depression would be advised to seek professional assistance.