Hypnotherapy for Depression

All of us at one stage in our lives will feel slightly down but depression differs because it is not a short term problem. Depression is in fact an illness which can be debilitating and last for weeks, months and in extreme cases years. Everyone will have their own experience of depression. For some people it will creep upon them gradually whilst for others the depression may hit faster especially when there is a direct trigger. Hypnotherapy for Depression works with you over a series of sessions to reduce these feelings of persistent sadness, teaches you coping mechanisms and helps you to deal with any underlying causes.

Symptoms of Depression

A person with depression may experience a number of the following:

  • Lack on interest in day to day activities
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss
  • Increased appetite and weight gain
  • Low energy levels
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent sad mood
  • Disrupted sleep – too much or too little
  • Problems concentrating
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Low self esteem
  • Tearfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Low motivation
  • Slow movement or speech
  • Unexplained pain or aches

We ask that all our clients who believe that they are suffering from depression to first make sure they are receiving support from their Doctor or GP. Generally a doctor will categorise the severity of your depression. Typically it will be graded from mild to severe. Mild depression means that it will have some impact on your life whilst severe depression may mean that it is very difficult to carry out normal day to day activities.

Hypnosis for Depression Treatments

Hypnotherapy for Depression differs from other treatments as we use natural methods to help you resolve your problem. During your initial assessment we will take down a case history of your problem and any other issues which we believe may be of importance. During this discussion any medical details are also taken including whether you are currently using any medication. We never advise any clients regarding the taking of medication. If you feel unhappy with the medication you are taking or would gradually like to reduce your dosage we always advise all our clients to speak with their GP. Once a full history has been taken we will begin work with ego strengthening, deep relaxation and anxiety reduction if necessary.

Generally we ask all our clients suffering from Depression to commit to at least four sessions. Hypnosis is generally a fast form of therapy but it still requires more than one session to see results especially where depression is concerned. We generally proceed at a pace which is comfortable to you so that we can work on reducing any negative symptoms. This may involve teaching you coping techniques, goal setting and removal of negative thought patterns. When both parties feel that it is appropriate we may also work on trying to understand the root cause of the problem.

Where a client is suffering from severe depression we may require your Doctor to approve your treatment with us. This may involve regular communication with your GP as well as creating a support network to assist you if you need it. This would be discussed with you in advance. We do this to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients at all times.

Booking Your Session

If you would like more detailed information about Hypnotherapy for Depression then we are available for free telephone consultations. Please give us a call on 07771 804 974 to arrange your totally free discussion.