Hypnotherapy is proven to be very successful in reducing the unpleasant symptoms of depression
Depression is an increasingly common psychological issue – anyone can become depressed. Low mood, fatigue are common in the fast paced world that we live in but if these feelings stick around for too long they start to affect everyday life, which is when it might be a good time to seek professional help. With the right support, people can significantly reduce symptoms of depression and lift the blanket of fog that has been shaping daily life.
According to research, approximately one in four people in the UK will suffer from a mental health problem at any one time throughout the year, so many individuals feel that they cannot share their experience for fear of being told to ‘snap out of it’ or ‘what have you got to be depressed about?’. The black cloud of depression does not discriminate, it can affect anyone in any walk of life.
Depression affects everyone in different ways, causing both physical and emotional symptoms, mostly a sense of hopelessness, sadness and loss of interest in areas of life that were once enjoyable. A feeling of disconnection, emotional overwhelm and breakdown in relationships. If left untreated, depression can have a significant effect on relationships, working life and finances.
It isn’t always easy to accept that depression is the root cause as it can bring about feelings of ‘weakness’ but this is far from the truth; it is a psychological disorder and seeking help from a GP as soon as possible will be a positive step forward. Hypnotherapy can be effective in reducing the symptoms of depression, physiologically and emotionally, by providing a comprehensive understanding of what causes depression to take hold which allows the fog to clear and opens up a space to explore a more healthier way of thinking and feeling.
If you experience any of the symptoms consistently for more than 2-3 weeks you should contact your GP in the first instance:
- Feelings of pessimism
- Feeling anxious
- Restlessness and irritability
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- thoughts of suicide
- Lack of interest
- Low self-esteem.
- Physical symptoms
- Sleep disruption
- Changes in appetite
- Loss of sex drive
- Social anxiety
- Loss of interest in hobbies
- Decreased work or school performance
- Withdrawing from social activities with family and friends
If you would like to discuss how hypnotherapy can help you to reduce feelings of depression then please contact me for a free, no obligation telephone discussion.