Hypnotherapy for depression2018-05-11T10:37:10+00:00

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Hypnotherapy for depression

Depression is a common psychological disorder – anyone can become depressed. Yet it’s more than just feeling unhappy, bored or fed up. If feelings don’t go away quickly, or they start affecting your everyday life, it may be time to seek professional help.

According to research, approximately one in four people in the UK will suffer from a mental health problem at any one time throughout the year – with depression being one of the most common types.

With the right support and treatment, such as counselling and hypnotherapy, people can overcome the common mental health condition.

Living with depression

If you have depression, you will find living with the condition hard on yourself, and also on your close family and friends. It can affect the way you eat, sleep, work and the way you feel about yourself and your life. Other people may tell you to ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘snap out of it’, but no matter how much you want to, it’s not that easy. This is not a sign of weakness as some people may believe, but part of the psychological disorder.

It can be difficult to explain how you are feeling to others. Sometimes you may become overwhelmed with emotion, or even feel emotionless. This can lead to a breakdown in relationships. If depression is untreated, it can have massive effect on your health, finances, work and relationships. It’s advised to seek help as early as you possibly. Many people find hypnotherapy useful for managing a number of symptoms of depression, alongside other types of therapy such as counselling.

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Hypnotherapy for depression

Depression is a common psychological disorder – anyone can become depressed. Yet it’s more than just feeling unhappy, bored or fed up. If feelings don’t go away quickly, or they start affecting your everyday life, it may be time to seek professional help.


According to research, approximately one in four people in the UK will suffer from a mental health problem at any one time throughout the year – with depression being one of the most common types.


With the right support and treatment, such as counselling and hypnotherapy, people can overcome the common mental health condition.

Living with depression

If you have depression, you will find living with the condition hard on yourself, and also on your close family and friends. It can affect the way you eat, sleep, work and the way you feel about yourself and your life. Other people may tell you to ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘snap out of it’, but no matter how much you want to, it’s not that easy. This is not a sign of weakness as some people may believe, but part of the psychological disorder.


It can be difficult to explain how you are feeling to others. Sometimes you may become overwhelmed with emotion, or even feel emotionless. This can lead to a breakdown in relationships. If depression is untreated, it can have massive effect on your health, finances, work and relationships. It’s advised to seek help as early as you possibly. Many people find hypnotherapy useful for managing a number of symptoms of depression, alongside other types of therapy such as counselling.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.

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Symptoms of depression

Depression affects people in different ways. It can cause a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. In most circumstances you may feel hopeless, sad and lose interest in things that you used to enjoy.

Symptoms of depression can persist for long periods of time and can interfere with your family, social and professional life. If you experience any of the following symptoms every day for two weeks, you should contact your GP:

  • feeling constantly pessimistic

  • feeling constantly sad, anxious or empty

  • feeling worthless, helpless or guilty

  • difficulty concentrating and making decisions

  • changes in sleep patterns

  • changes in appetite

  • loss of libido.

  • avoiding contact with friends

  • loss of interest in hobbies or activities

Symptoms of depression

Depression affects people in different ways. It can cause a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. In most circumstances you may feel hopeless, sad and lose interest in things that you used to enjoy.


Symptoms of depression can persist for long periods of time and can interfere with your family, social and professional life. If you experience any of the following symptoms every day for two weeks, you should contact your GP:

  • feeling constantly pessimistic

  • feeling constantly sad, anxious or empty

  • feeling worthless, helpless or guilty

  • difficulty concentrating and making decisions

  • changes in sleep patterns

  • changes in appetite

  • loss of libido.

  • avoiding contact with friends

  • loss of interest in hobbies or activities

Hypnotherapy for depression

The aim of hypnotherapy as a type of depression treatment is to target the root cause of the issue and to develop better coping behaviours. In most circumstances you will usually forget or suppress the cause of your depression because of the association with negative feelings. It’s not difficult to forget an event on a conscious level, but it is on a subconscious level. This is why it’s best to confront the issue head on, rather than burying it, which can worsen your depression.

Hypnotherapy connects directly with the subconscious mind. Your hypnotherapist will address your perception of the event that has caused you to become depressed with the aim to improve your self-esteem, mood and help you gain your independence back.

Hypnotherapy for depression

The aim of hypnotherapy as a type of depression treatment is to target the root cause of the issue and to develop better coping behaviours. In most circumstances you will usually forget or suppress the cause of your depression because of the association with negative feelings. It’s not difficult to forget an event on a conscious level, but it is on a subconscious level. This is why it’s best to confront the issue head on, rather than burying it, which can worsen your depression.


Hypnotherapy connects directly with the subconscious mind. Your hypnotherapist will address your perception of the event that has caused you to become depressed with the aim to improve your self-esteem, mood and help you gain your independence back.

TESTIMONIALS

Hi Barry

Just wanted to let you know that I’ve finaly achieved that 9st goal!
Since I had the sessions with you I’ve been much more determined and focused on achieving my goals and I wanted to say a huge thank you for that.

I hope you are well.

Kind regards,

LD

Hello Barry, I hope you are well. I am just letting you know that I would like to cancel my appointment next Tuesday, 12th. Things are going very well just now and I’m pleased to say that I am now in the process of reducing my medication – very slowly, but it’s a start. Until I came to see you it wasn’t something that I had ever really given much thought to but some of our conversations made me really think about it and, I feel, has given me the positive mental attitude and strength to start off on the path to being meds-free.

I’ve really benefited from our few sessions; this is the first time I have ever felt any form of therapy has been useful and I would like to thank you. I’m not saying you won’t see me again because I’m not sure how things will play out, but for the time being I would like to leave things. And as I say, thank you for the sessions that we have had.

JW

Hello Dear Barry,
I just thought that this skeptic would pop you a quick email to not only thank you but also to let you know that’s its been 2 weeks now since I’ve had the meeting/session
with you and have not smoked since!!!! Wow I feel so excited that I do not have that niggly craving anymore of going outside for a smoke whether at work or when I’m out with
friends having a social drink. I have never had hypnotherapy before so was a bit nervous about the session at first until speaking to you, you really made me feel comfortable
and at ease.

To anyone out there who is thinking about it or having second thoughts about booking a session, please don’t! I will be happy if I could convince at least 1 person to take
the bull by the horns and give it a shot. Just try it, what have you got to lose. This is a true testimonial written in my words so please don’t feel that because you’re
reading it on Barry’s webpage that it’s been edited- that’s a message to the doubting Thomas’s/pessimist’s out there. ;-))

Barry, a big ‘thank you’ again words cannot express how grateful and thankful I am and cheers to a healthier lifestyle that I thought was impossible!

Kindest regards

Rita

Hi Barry

Just to give you an update since I last came to see you. Not had anything sweet, still cant believe it ,feel much better.Have joined a gym go three times a week I am hooked
on it think I need an addiction, this is a good one.Not sure how much weight I have lost but have dropped a dress size plus people comments. Sue is doing great she has lost
nearly four stone goes to the gym with me and looks good.We all went to Northumberland last week, we walked miles even over sand dunes ,Sue said she couldnt have done it with
out the weight loss. So many thanks from both of us for turning our lives around.

Jo

Barry, many thanks for all your help with hypnotherapy for my exam. I passed, only dropping a single mark in teh whole exam. I felt calm and collected – much better than previous experiences! Thank you.

E

TESTIMONIALS APPEARING ON THIS SITE ARE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES, REFLECTING REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TREATED BY MYSELF. HOWEVER, THEY ARE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS AND RESULTS DO VARY. WE DO NOT CLAIM THAT THEY ARE TYPICAL RESULTS THAT CONSUMERS WILL GENERALLY ACHIEVE. THE TESTIMONIALS ARE NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL OF THOSE WHO WILL USE HYPNOTHERAPY.

TESTIMONIALS

Just wanted to let you know that I’ve finaly achieved that 9st goal!

LD

this is the first time I have ever felt any form of therapy has been useful and I would like to thank you.

JW

Wow I feel so excited that I do not have that niggly craving anymore

Rita

I have lost but have dropped a dress size plus people comments. Sue is doing great she has lost
nearly four stone

Jo

I passed, only dropping a single mark in the whole exam

E

TESTIMONIALS APPEARING ON THIS SITE ARE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES, REFLECTING REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TREATED BY MYSELF. HOWEVER, THEY ARE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS AND RESULTS DO VARY. WE DO NOT CLAIM THAT THEY ARE TYPICAL RESULTS THAT CONSUMERS WILL GENERALLY ACHIEVE. THE TESTIMONIALS ARE NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL OF THOSE WHO WILL USE HYPNOTHERAPY.

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