Hypnosis for Depression
Depression currently affects over 16 million adults in the United States. Depression manifests in a variety of different symptoms that make it challenging to both diagnose and treat this extremely common mental disorder. Symptoms may include:
- Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much
- Loss of interest in things once pleasurable, including sex
- Overeating, or appetite loss
- Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
Though these symptoms may seem like they would be incredibly noticeable, depression manifests uniquely from person to person. It is possible that you may not notice the symptoms in others. Depression is not simply feeling “sad” all the time. It may come and go in waves, it may be seasonal, or even manifest in women as postpartum depression. It is important that people notice these signs, in themselves as well as others, and seek help when feeling lost, hopeless, or out of options. For overall wellness, one must treat mental health as seriously as physical health, and seek treatment when you notice things are not going well.
Treatments for depression vary from case to case and can include talk therapy, medication, and even exercise. However, many people have sought alternative treatment options to use in conjunction with mainstream therapy methods. More and more patients have begun looking to homeopathic remedies such as hypnosis for depression and anxiety symptoms. Treatments may differ and should always include discussions with your care provider.
Hypnotherapy for Depression Sessions
Hypnotherapy may help people who suffer from depression and accompanying symptoms. A hypnotherapist can help you to transform negative feelings and behaviors into positive thoughts and actions. A hypnotherapist will work with you to help eradicate unhealthy and devastating habits, improve physiological and physical health, offer answers for physical challenges, and improve your overall sense of wellbeing.
People may be skeptical as they do not know what to expect during hypnotherapy sessions. Hypnosis sessions run through a relaxing and stimulating experience that allows you to work through your individual problems. Hypnotherapy is not a mainstream depression treatment, but with this alternative healing methods, you can experiment with natural ways of healing both your physical body and your mental state. Discover other people’s success stories employing hypnosis for depression technique.
Hypnosis as an Alternative Therapy
Though hypnosis is not a mainstream therapy used to treat depression, it is a growing resource that many people have begun turning to in recent years. In 2016, an estimated 10.3 million U.S. adults aged 18 or older had at least one major depressive episode with severe impairment, meaning it caused problems with relationships, jobs, and overall quality of life. Many have begun using hypnosis for depression because they are looking for a natural way of dealing with their depression that can help them in addition to conventional medicine. In fact, a recent study assigned a group of 84 people to either hypnosis or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and saw greater improvements from the group treated with hypnosis when symptoms were rated on scales such as the Beck Depression Inventory.
If you are looking for an addition to depression treatment, or are looking for a method of therapy that allows you to learn how to deal with symptoms of depression, contact us today to discuss utilizing hypnosis for depression.
*If you or someone you know is feeling desperate, alone or hopeless, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.*