Hypnotherapy Could Help Ease The Impact Of Depression On Your Life

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Depression is affecting more and more people in Sheffield each year.

One in four of the population will have direct experience of depression at some point in their life. How are these people meant to manage or control their depression?

If you want to do a quick check as to whether you might be depressed you can take the NHS Depression Test here.

The current approach many GP’s take with depression is to prescribe medication and/or CBT. There are a number of problems with this approach:

  • Potential Side Effects Of Medication

  • Medication Rarely Deals With The Root Cause Of The Issue

  • Waiting Lists For CBT Can Be Up To 12 Months Long

Take the depression test

What is the difference between a low mood and depression? Is this just a blip or something more serious? While this site can not diagnose if you are depressed or not the NHS online test over there could help you get a better idea of what might be going on. If you suspect that you might be depressed please do contact your GP.

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Hypnotherapy For Depression Could Be The Answer

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You will probably have asked yourself more than once about how to overcome depression. Hypnotherapy could be the solution.

I use a combination of traditional hypnotherapy techniques, NLP and mindfulness exercises when I help people with depression. I am well versed with how depression can have a huge impact on a person’s life and the lives of their family and friends.

I never offer such simplistic suggestions as “When you awaken you will find yourself much less depressed”.  I know this condition is rarely successfully treated with such straightforward suggestions.

I also understand how other issues can be interlinked into depression. It is very often that depressed people are also overweight and/or smoke, lack motivation, have low levels of optimism and have difficulty sleeping. It is also common for anxiety depression to go hand in hand.

These issues can often be improved as a result of addressing the depression and can also be looked at separately.  I also work from a position of direct personal experience. I had depression for over ten years so I will have a very good chance of being able to appreciate to some extent how you are thinking and feeling.

I believe this helps me greatly in the work I do and means treatment comes from a position of knowledge, experience and respect.

How Hypnotherapy Could Help You

The use of mindfulness can be very effective in treating depression and it is something I use extensively in the treatment of this issue. Mindfulness has its origins in Buddhism and is a concept that involves the focusing of awareness on your thoughts, feelings and emotions as they occur.

This focusing on the moment helps to stop the reliving/recalling of past events (rumination) or the worrying about future events (anxiety). These tend to be two things people with depression do LOTS of!

Mindfulness may sound simplistic but it is often the most simple and straightforward ideas that are the most effective.

Exercise Could Help Beat Depression

Exercise is also another powerful way to tackle depression.The chemicals the body releases when you exercise are one of the most powerful tools in combating depressed feelings.

Hypnotherapy can help you to exercise more. The cruel twist of fate is that when you are depressed you may want to do something but you just can’t find the energy or motivation to do it. Hypnotherapy can help you act on that desire to change yourself by increasing your motivation.

Instead of it being an up hill struggle exercise can seem appealing and achievable  The great thing is, once you start exercising it gets easier and easier in future.

Being overweight can often go hand in hand with depression. Hypnotherapy can help with this also. As you start to care more about yourself and your eventual recovery so it will get easier to eat better. It usually gets easier to do gentle regular exercise and to lose some weight which in turn will make you feel even better. Depression does not have to be a life sentence.

There is some research coming through that validates hypnotherapy for depression as a possible way of addressing the issue.

you could be happy with your slimmer body and learn to keep it