Depression can feel as if you have fallen into a black hole and will never be able to find your way out of it.
Hypnotherapy for Depression
Despite all the advantages of modern society, depression is on the rise in the western world. The Coronavirus pandemic has contributed greatly to people’s feelings of helplessness and lack of control.
The majority of depressed people visit their GPs and choose pharmaceutical help in the form of anti-depressants. This can certainly take the edge off those black, depressed feelings – but tablets are only dealing with the symptoms, not the cause. Sometimes medication can actually make us feel worse, or give us feelings of being numb – no longer depressed, but not happy either. A kind of emotional limbo where we feel nothing.
Complementary therapy works alongside your medical practitioner and it’s important to seek guidance from your GP prior to arranging your hypnotherapy appointment.
When depression strikes it can be out of the blue, sometimes after a birth or a death or a big life change like moving house or changing jobs. Even happy events like having a baby can cause us to feel depressed as we adapt to big changes in our lives.
Other times it might just creep up slowly until one day everything just seems unmanageable.
Maybe you’ve tried medication and found you need something else to work alongside the drugs, or perhaps you’ve opted for an entirely chemical-free approach.
How Hypnotherapy can help fight depression
Hypnotherapy may be able to help by moving you away from the exhausting loop of negative thinking. I work to help you to understand how depression affects your sleeping patterns and why you can still feel absolutely exhausted even if you’ve spent hours and hours in bed.
Depression is always secondary to some other factors – even if you don’t realise that right now. We will work together to look at what might be needed in your life in order to change your story.
You might find comfort to know that depression isn’t an illness that is going to plague you over and over again. When your thinking patterns change, then depression will just be a thing of the past.
Despite much hype and research, scientists have not found a “depression gene”. This means that it isn’t hereditary. Just because someone in your family suffered from depression doesn’t mean you will too. All it means is that you have been influenced by being in that depressed environment and subject to a learned behaviour.
All behaviour is learned, and kept in place by repetitive thinking. Depression gives us constant negative thoughts so we need to break that cycle and get you concentrating on the positive things in life again.