Hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in treating depression. It works on an unconscious level and incorporates techniques to address the root causes, while giving the client positive suggestions to help them to break negative thinking patterns. The aim of hypnotherapy is to tackle triggers that lead to depression.
Depression can often accompany anxiety disorders. The feelings of sadness, apathy or hopelessness, changes in appetite or sleep, and difficulty concentrating that often characterise depression can all be effectively treated with hypnotherapy.
Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Many people go through periods of feelings down, but when a person has depression, they feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than for just a few days.
Depression isn’t a sign of weakness, or something that a person can snap out of by pulling themselves together. It affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms, which can range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things they used to enjoy, and feeling very tearful. There can also be physical symptoms as well, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains.
The symptoms of depression range from mild to severe. At its mildest, a person may simply feel persistently low in mood, while severe depression can make them feel that life is no longer worth living.