Combat Depression and Anxiety

Combat Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety can get on top of you
Do you need help to manage it?

Hypnosis, used expertly, is a wonderful tool in helping treat depression. It helps to still the mind, which is just what depressed people who chronically ruminate need. It calms down the mind and body – extremely helpful, as depressed people always have higher than normal levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Deal with Depression and Anxiety today

You do not have to deal with depression and anxiety alone.

Hypnosis helps people sleep better, recoup lost energy and rehearse new positive behaviours, as well as building motivation to meet their emotional needs in satisfying ways.

That is why hypnotherapy sessions focusing on topics such as better sleep, calming anxiety, boosting self esteem and self confidence can all help depressed clients.

Its worth noting that 96% of depressed people also have anxiety symptoms – see Stress management.

Depressed people tend to concentrate on the problem, thoughts spiraling down into hopelessness, unable to see any possibility of improvement. Some people experience ‘learned helplessness’, as if, in their life, no matter what they do, it won’t make any difference. If they also have a pessimistic thinking style and then encounter a real problem, they can quickly collapse under pressure. This style of thinking is associated with “always” and “never” statements, and the idea that bad things are permanent eg “dieting never works”.

There can also be a tendency to catastrophise, whenever one thing goes wrong then “everything I do is wrong”. The negativity becomes universal.

The good news is that these are faulty thought patterns that can be identified and changed. Resilience can be learned. Ruminations on the past can be stopped. New patterns of thought can be created. A sense of control over one’s own life can be gained. A new sense of possibility can be opened.

Lifting Depression

Clinical hypnosis has a good scientific pedigree and is an essential tool in helping overcome all kinds of emotional difficulties. PET scans of hypnotized subjects have shown clearly observable changes in brain functions. In fact there is now a wealth of research findings that support why hypnosis is such a valuable tool.

It used to be thought that hypnosis was not suitable for people with depression. Now we know that hypnosis, used expertly, is a wonderful tool in helping treat depression. It helps to still the mind, which is just what depressed people who chronically ruminate need. It calms down the mind and body – extremely helpful, as depressed people always have higher than normal levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

A depressed brain is a stressed brain. A depressed brain distorts reality. A depressed brain is an exhausted brain (and body) from chronic over-thinking. In fact, depression drains energy from people, leaving them flat and exhausted.  Relaxing deeply is a way of recouping lost energy.
Hypnosis helps people sleep better, recoup lost energy and rehearse new positive behaviours, as well as building motivation to meet their emotional needs in positive ways.

That’s why hypnotherapy sessions focusing on topics such as relaxation, better sleep, calming anxiety, boosting self-esteem and self-confidence can all help depressed clients.

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