The World Health Organisation (WHO) documents that 264 million people across the globe suffer with depression. It is a leading cause of disability worldwide, is a major contributor to the “overall global burden of disease”. It affects all ages and it can cripple functionality in many areas of life, rendering null and void the ability to work, socialise and maintain healthy relationships.
It manifests itself in many ways both physically and emotionally. Generally, if someone has been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, they may be suffering from depression:
• Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
• Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
• Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
• Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
• Decreased energy or fatigue
• Moving or talking more slowly
• Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
• Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
• Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
• Appetite and/or weight changes
• Thoughts of death or suicide
• Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
In its severest form, depression accounts for more than 50% of global suicides and thus represents one of the most serious of health issues. No two people are affected the same way by depression and there is no “one size-fits-all” for treatment. Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.
Hypnosis can offer constructive help. Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique that can help you feel like you again, providing a mental roadmap which positively clarifies your view of the world. It can return your self-control and reduce the feelings of depression and anxiety. Hypnosis is entirely collaborative and begins with a conversation to establish your goals.
Only when we have decided on the correct course, will the hypnosis begin. It is an effective approach in dealing with the problems that depression can lead to - issues across the spectrum of life. It will identify those areas and aspects affected most and will improve coping abilities, address past potential causes, and find renewed hope and positivity.
Whether our sessions are face-to-face in person or online, hypnosis can help you live in the now and create joy in your life again!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07969 416648 and let the changes begin!
*Please note that hypnosis for depression may not be suitable for everyone and GP consent may be required before starting a course of hypnotherapy.