Can hypnotherapy bring an end to depression?
Mental health issues affect nearly 25 percent of people at some point in their life. Depression is without doubt one of the most common mental health issues, often jointly experienced with anxiety. Depression is something much deeper than just the lows of ordinary daily life. People that have depression will experience consistent feelings of low moods which never seem to subside.
Problems include feeling unhappy, anxious or annoyed, having low energy, unexplained increase in weight or weight loss and sleeping problems. Further symptoms like unfavourable thinking, feeling powerless and hopeless all drive confidence levels down to an all-time low.
It is normally the case that past ordeals of conditioning could potentially cause mental health problems like depression. In today’s society there is huge expectation on people to conform to everyday things, to do well at work or maintain the expectations of family life.
And of course the pandemic hasn’t helped…
The demands of life can contribute to the onset of depression along with other mental health challenges. Without proper help, depression may be very serious which is why it is important to change the behaviour of the mind and aim to address the emotions associated with depression.
When people truly feel hopeless, worthless and overcome with sadness, the impact on their daily life is huge. In some cases people may really feel suicidal and even attempt to end their own life, and regrettably it is usually difficult at this point to actually feel motivated into getting the right help and support.
There are various different treatments for depression including counselling and antidepressants as well as hypnosis. The way hypnotherapeutic treatments work is to change beliefs and thought patterns at a sub-conscious level and this changes the automatic views that people have leading to more beneficial responses and rational thinking. This can make major inroads to the depressive feelings and slowly move the person onto the road of recovery.
In doing so, hynosis may help the individual to replace the old unfavourable thoughts and attitudes about themselves and allows them to start to experience success in their life. Hypnotherapy strategies can consequently help to beat depression and in turn strengthen confidence, self-esteem and self-worth, with incredible results in all aspects of life.
Kristian Lees-Bell from Natural Mind Hypnotherapy based in Dorset explained why in his view, hypnosis is extremely effective in getting rid of depression “Hypnotherapy is a safe and gentle option which can be very effective in dealing with depression. Hypnotherapy can get to the root of the problem and make real and beneficial changes, However, your doctor will be able to check that there is no other reason for your symptoms.”