To understand how to treat depression we must first touch base on what Depression truly is.
Honestly, it is different for everyone.
Recently I finished reading a book by Jenny Lawson named Furiously Happy it really opened my eyes. This book explained to me many things that I have personally dealt with and what others struggle with even more than I ever have.
I realized that this illness isn’t like breast cancer or leukemia. It isn’t treated this way either. Once someone gets out of a depression spell no one is there to cheer them on or tell them what an inspiration they have been.
Then, just like that, the depression, numbness, feeling alone, anxiety and nervous feelings are back for round two. Making sure they lie to you to make you feel worthless and sometimes think of really horrible things to do to yourself.
Sometimes depression can be brought on because of a distressing or traumatic event. If this is the case, then it is more then likely that the people and situations who are associated become referred to as traumatic triggers.
A common example of this is when someone we love passes. The individual must take proper time to grieve their loss and to process unfinished feelings about the deceased. Depression may set in almost immediately.
Loss of interest in favorite activities over minor things.
Anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia
Other traumatic triggers include losing a job, divorce, or financial reversals such as bankruptcy or home foreclosures. There are so many symptoms (seriously, I am not sure how much I trust WebMD yet I linked it anyway) that can arise from depression’s clutches. As I stated above it honestly differs for everyone. Some of the symptoms that I am challenged with are
- Not being able to wake up and get out of my bed
- Anxious thoughts upon waking that put me in a whirlwind of depression
- Body pains that occur daily and increase with my thoughts
- Eating disorders
- Feeling exhausted
- Extreme emotions, mostly intense crying at everything
- I have also had suicidal thoughts in high school.
A lot of people have used prescribed medications. Anti-depressants, sleep medications, maybe diets Yet, these are all just symptom relief.
Some go to counselors. They will talk about their feelings which may help for awhile. Other therapists may try relaxation techniques combined with positive affirmations.
Unfortunately, these still do not resolve the deeper underlying causes of depression.
So, How does clinical hypnotherapy treat depression, you ask?
Well, that doesn’t sound like somewhere I want to go!
I’ll tell you this. It is extremely relaxing and enjoyable. The conscious mind is only 10% of the mind. By entering our subconscious we are addressing the whole person, 100% of our mind than just treating symptoms.
Unresolved feelings, such as resentments, regrets, blame, anger, guilt, jealousy, and fear are stored in the body and must be released as soon after the triggering event as possible. Otherwise they become deeply buried beneath the numbness, addictive behaviors, and the concurrent repression that occurs when trauma and grief go untreated.
With each session clinical hypnotherapy can help replace the fearful repetitive thoughts. Creating positive affirmations will work because the underlying emotional release has been accomplished. Bringing you peace and balance.
Hypnotherapy provides an effective way to access your ability to affect your physical body. We self-sabotage with our thoughts and behaviors. Through the guided meditations you will notice correcting of restless sleep, low energy, headaches and chronic pain. Can even use hypnotherapy to increase motivation to exercise and eat properly!
Clinical hypnotherapy works for depression because it removes the underlying basis of depression and completes the unfinished business that continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors. You know what I am talking about.
Hypnotherapy can be highly successful, painless, and side effect free!
As a certified hypnotherapist, we can work together to help heal old wounds and patterns, remove unhealthy attachments, codependency, and break habits that prevent you from becoming the greatest version of yourself.