Depression and other mental health issues. Hypnotherapy, CBT and NLP can help you regain the happy life you once had.
The use of hypnotherapy for depression has been well documented.
There are many levels of depression from feeling a little sorry for yourself to a severe psychopathological illness often being associated with chemical imbalance in the brain, though this is far too simplistic as an explanation. Before you read further if you are being treated for depression by your doctor you should consult with them first before seeking hypnotherapy and also get them to detail any drugs you are on. I will not attempt to treat very severe depression or psychosis and schizophrenia.
For the less serious depression then hypnotherapy can be of great benefit. Ego strengthening is often used to boost self-esteem as sufferers often have a feeling of hopelessness. In addition your mind is reprogrammed to help with whatever is causing the depression. For people with a long history of mild depression, regression can also be used to pinpoint the cause and help find a solution.
There is also other help available through the NHS in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Cognitive therapy treats with the patient using an analytical process to investigate and change distorted perceptions, thoughts and attitudes. The goal is for the patient to have a realistic view of their world and self. It is not a method to get the patient to think positively only objectively. The patient must be fully committed to the process in order for it to work. It is supposed to work for many psychiatric disorders that distort perceptions of the world and is often used to treat clinical depression, self-image and dysmorphic disorders. While it may improve a person’s outlook with regard to the future, this is not its goal for it essentially deals with the present and how a patient deals with his thoughts in that present moments.
Counselling and psychotherapy aim to assist people to overcome the emotional barriers or psychological problems caused by, for example, stress, relationship breakdown, traumas and lack of self-confidence. Therapy enables clients to address their problems and make the life changes needed to overcome these problems and improve their health and well-being. Under the guidance of a trained and experienced counsellor or psychotherapist, a safe, supportive and confidential environment is provided. To assist people to overcome the emotional barriers or psychological problems caused by, things like stress, relationship breakdown, traumas and lack of self-confidence. Therapy should enable clients to address their problems and make the life changes needed to overcome these problems and improve their health and well-being. Counselling is often provided by the NHS though in many cases there is a long waiting list. Like all treatments success is varied but it is my opinion that counselling is expensive and often met with criticism from its patients.
Medication. Psychiatrists may prescribe medication which tries to alter the chemical balance in the brain. It is not in the scope of this site to discuss medication by drugs and advice should be sought from your GP or a qualified psychiatrist.
Because hypnosis has the ability to alter a person’s thoughts I believe that many cases of depression can be cured or helped. Please contact me to discuss further or make an appointment. Please also check with your GP that he is happy for you to seek complimentary help.
ANXIETY AND FEAR
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with depression since people with depression find it difficult to construct a future. This leads to worry and stress.
General Anxiety Disorder affects roughly 4 to 5 million people of the American population alone. The symptoms are many and vary from person to person. There are however a few symptoms that are the same across the board for most people and which generally characterize their lives and lifestyles. The sufferer will live in a chronic and exaggerated state of worry and tension most of the time. Extreme emotions may arise even if there is nothing happening to provoke these feelings. Symptoms can also induce the sufferer to be always anticipating disaster.
Although worry is a natural emotion and most of us experience it from time to time in our daily lives, for the sufferer worry is chronic and most times pathological. Many times the chronic worrier will let their worries overtake their world and will sometimes let it go so far as to incapacitate them in their daily lives.
It can bring on insomnia, panic attacks and depression. Intense anxiety and fear are also quite common to these symptoms. Other more physical, symptoms include headaches, diarrhoea and nausea, light-headedness, trembling or twitching. A palpitating or pounding heart, shortness of breath and trouble concentrating are also effects that can occur.
Irritability and mood swings, constant tension coupled with the inability to relax are all General Anxiety Disorder symptoms, and are all contributing features to other symptoms as well.
This vicious cycle can sometimes take its toll not only on the Disorder sufferer but also on the family of the sufferer. The pressures of living with a person who suffers from GAD, the inability to cope with the persistent and sometimes inconsequential worrying, the constant depression and mood swings can all take their toll. Most families do not survive too well if someone within the family suffers from this disorder. One thing to remember with anxiety or fear is that it is a future emotion and has not happened yet. Actual events could be very different from what you anticipate. Worrying about something will not alter the future however it will make the present unpleasant. Hypnotherapy can help you overcome and control fear, phobias and anxiety.
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