Did you know you Hypnotherapy for depression is gaining wider recognition as an effective treatment?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause of disability. They estimate that 350 million people are affected by depression, globally.
Depression is a very complex illness.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to depression. For example, abuse, conflict, certain medications, death or loss of a loved one, genetics or simply relocating from one city to another.
Some individuals experience depression for a brief moment in their lifetime. While many others suffer from chronic depression. Depression causes individuals to lack pleasure from daily life activities, can complicate other medical conditions, and can be life threatening.
Identifying the symptoms of depression is often the biggest challenge.
The following are Symptoms of Depression:
- Persistently feeling miserable, gloomy, anxious or “empty” mood
- Experiencing frequent Insomnia or sleeping too much, constantly waking up in the middle of the night.
- Reduced/lack of appetite and noticeable weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain
- Loss of pleasure and interest in everyday activities once enjoyed, including sex
- Restlessness, irritability
- Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond well to treatment (such as chronic pain or digestive disorders)
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making important decisions
- Fatigue or loss of energy, feeling tired constantly
- Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless, feeling empty
- Thoughts of suicide or death
- Excessive Crying
- Social Isolation
The good news is depression is treatable.
Depression is normally treated by a qualified physician or an experienced mental health professional. The most commonly prescribed treatments is antidepressant medication. Another well known treatment is Psychotherapy.
Although these medications are effective in treating depression, they tend to not always have the same healing or curing effect on all suffering from depression.
An alternative treatment gaining some amp recognition is hypnosis therapy. Hypnosis aims to unveil the root cause of the negative feelings and emotion, thus removing the symptoms of depression.
In most situations an individual will normally fail to remember or subdue the main cause of their depression due to association with negative feelings.
It’s not impossible to not remember an event on a conscious level, but it is on a subconscious level. For this reason it is beneficial to address the issue head on, rather than locking it, which can aggravate your depression further.
Hypnotherapy connects straight with the subconscious mind.
A hypnotherapist will help address a patient’s perception of the event that caused them to become depressed with the goal to enhance patient self-esteem, mood and help them achieve their well being back.
6 Ways Hypnotherapy Can Treat Depression
1. It helps you identify the root of the problem
Through Hypnosis you connect straight with the subconscious mind.
2. It helps you address the unfinished business.
Hypnosis addresses the issue head on, rather than locking it, which can aggravate your depression further.
3. It replaces trauma with positivity
Through Hypnosis sessions a patient’s mind begins to grasp the positives, releasing the negatives, allowing the past to be healed.
4. It can improve sleep and energy
Hypnosis can improve sleep and energy. Good sleep can help with overcoming depression.
5. It can enhance your self esteem
Through sessions of hypnosis an individual will be able to regain their lost self esteem.
6 It can Improve overall well being
Overall, hypnotherapy helps patients by providing positive self-suggestions, by enabling the release of guilt and self-blame, and by shifting to more positive perspectives of their negative experiences.
Like many other therapies, hypnosis is not a one-size-fits-all cure, but if you or a loved are suffering from depression, hypnosis is a treatment option worth considering. Not getting treatment can be life threatening. More than one out of every 10 people battling depression commits suicide.
If you or a loved are struggling with depression, it might be the best time to consider hypnosis for depression.