Depression – Self Esteem
- An unusually sad mood that does not go away
- Loss of enjoyment and interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
- Tiredness and lack of energy
- Loss of confidence in yourself or poor self-esteem
- Feeling guilty when you are not at fault
- Wishing you were dead
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Moving more slowly, feeling agitated, or unable to settle
- Having sleeping difficulties or sleeping too much
- Loss of interest in food or sometimes eating too much
Depression is often misunderstood in the wider community, as I believe the one term really describes two separate conditions.
Clinical depression is a condition where chemicals in the brain – such as dopamine and serotonin – are no longer being produced or processed appropriately by the brain, leading to a significantly lowered mood.
The other form of depression is far more common, and presents itself after a person has experienced loss, trauma, stress, or even an extended period of insufficient sleep. A person’s mood is lowered not from their own misfiring brain chemistry, but from circumstances around them that are often beyond their control. The other word for depression in these circumstances is “despair”.
Both forms of depression are intensely painful to endure, and both can be treated. Clinical depression is best treated with medications, simply because a chemical defect requires a chemical fix. However, for those individuals caught in the snare of traumatic depression – despair – then one of the best treatment options available today is hypnosis.
Teaching the unconscious brain to fight back against fear, loss, grief, guilt, stress or anger is what hypnosis does best.
Using visualization techniques, the hypnotherapist will guide you to a place where you feel calm, relaxed, and strong. The hypnotherapist will then make suggestions to your unconscious, all focused on healing your mind of its worries and despair. You will be taught how to put the past, present and future into perspective, and given tools to lift yourself out of the rut that is slowly destroying you.
A better life is possible. Defeat of depression is possible. It is up to you – all you need do is regain control of your unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy will show you the way, and make life worth living once more.