Can Hypnotherapy Help You Cope With Depression?
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the world. This condition can affect anyone at any given time. For some, depression can be a phase, for others it can become a lifelong struggle. Some might struggle with mild symptoms of depression and others can have it so extreme, they might find it hard to get out of bed or to get motivated to do anything.
There are quite a few treatments out there to help treat or combat some of the symptoms of depression. A few examples include antidepressant medications, psychiatric treatments, herbal therapies, and lifestyle changes. Many do feel that hypnotherapy is one of the best treatments for depression because this type of treatment offers quick results that can be permanent.
How Does Clinical Hypnotherapy Work For Depression?
Hypnotherapy can be applied to help with various mental conditions. These treatments do have very positive results for treating depression, especially compared to alternative treatments such as medications.
In the long run, hypnotherapy is a much better solution for depression. This is because hypnotherapy doesn’t offer any negative side effects that so many antidepressants have. Hypnotherapy is also designed to help you overcome the condition instead of simply suppressing the side effects. These treatments usually include a number of steps such as the following.
Step 1 – Entering the Subconscious
The first step is for the hypnotherapist to access the subconscious. It is very important to trust a professional with hypnotherapy. Only professionals have the essential skill to put you in a safe hypnotic state and only trained professionals know how to work with your subconscious to help you overcome problems.
Step 2 – Identify the Underlying Problem
Depression usually results from unresolved feelings following an incident such as the loss of a loved one, a job, or a home. Feelings of regret, blame, anger, guilt, and jealousy that are never released can start to manifest and grow until it becomes too much for your mind to handle.
The hypnotherapist’s task is to identify the root cause of these unprocessed feelings and treat them.
Step 3 – Resolve the Problem and Release Emotions
Once the main problem has been identified, these traumatic experiences are accessed and the emotions are released. Most who experience this relief of emotion report that the unwanted thoughts triggered by depression have stopped or greatly reduced.
Step 4 – Replace Trauma with Positivity
Throughout the healing hypnotherapy sessions, fearful and negative thoughts will eventually be replaced with positive affirmations and accomplishments that the patient has achieved since experiencing trauma.
Step 5 – A Long Term Improvement Is Established
Hypnotherapy assists in resolving unresolved matters, helps patients work through emotions, and replaces negative thoughts. All of this is done to achieve the main goal; long-term improvement of the condition. Ongoing improvement sessions can involve correcting various other side effects of depression such as the repair of restless sleep patterns, restoring of energy levels, restoring healthy libido levels, reducing headaches and chronic pain, and many other issues.
Hypnotherapy won’t cure you in one session but you may well notice an improvement in your mood initially. For most people with misery, it takes a few sessions to work through the trauma, thoughts and feelings they endured and to release all of that bottled up emotion.
Your mind will need time to establish new and healthy habits and thought patterns. For some patients, the road to recovery is much quicker than others. It all depends on the grade of your depression and the severity of the trauma that triggered these emotions.
If you are tired of feeling depressed, fatigued, and anxious all the time, look into hypnotherapy. To learn more about hypnotherapy, contact Evolution Hypnotherapy today to discuss your options.