DEPRESSION / LOW MOOD
Depression can creep up on anyone at any given time without warning. It’s a crippling mental health issue that the WHO puts as the number one reason for human suffering and disability. Our understanding of depression has changed over the years and we now know there are as many unique ways to get into a state of depression as there are to get out of it, which is why our approach is tailored to your symptoms and life circumstances.
When depression occurs, the individual will turn in on themselves and refuse to engage with others, pushing away friends and loved ones and have a general feeling of despair or inability to see how their situation can change for the better. Often it starts so gradually the individual doesn’t realize anything is wrong, but they will start to withdraw more and more from living. Severity can range from prolonged feelings of being ‘low’ or not being able to ‘cheer up’ to being almost totally dysfunctional and having some of the symptoms associated with the illness such as:-
depressed mood and sometimes fearfulness
loss of energy
weight loss or weight gain
loss of pleasure or interest in usual activities
difficulties in thinking, concentrating etc
negative thinking or forecasting the future
Some of the symptoms can be treated specifically – insomnia, weight loss or gain and lack of concentration are examples. Often depression is exacerbated or even caused by substance abuse – alcohol, drugs or cigarette smoking.
With appropriate therapy, depression is one of the most treatable disorders.
How does Hypnotherapy treat depression?
Help for depression with hypnotherapy has a dramatically lower rate of relapse than with anti-depressants alone and is now considered one of the most effective treatments, even in severe cases, enabling the client to focus on solving problems and engage fully in life again.