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POSITIVE EMOTIONS & DEPRESSION

If you would like to book an appointment or find out more about Clinical Hypnotherapy contact Lorraine on 07968 449353 or Email.

"Make happiness a priority and be gentle with yourself in the process" - Bronnie Ware

While we all have times when we feel sad, depression affects your daily life, making it hard for you to find enjoyment in day-to-day activities. Some days you may find it impossible to get out of bed, while other days you may feel more able to go about your normal daily tasks. Living with depression can be incredibly difficult, for both those suffering and those around them. Due to the nature of the condition, however, seeking help can often be delayed.

 

For some, an obstacle to them seeking help is understanding whether or not they actually have depression. Before we go into the symptoms of depression, it's important to point out that if you are struggling with your emotions and feel unable to cope - it could be worth seeking support. You are worthy of help, no matter how trivial you may perceive your problems to be. Speaking to a professional, whether that's your GP or a counsellor, can help you understand what you need.

 

WHAT DOES DEPRESSION FEEL LIKE?​

If you have depression, you are likely to have at least five of the following symptoms.

YOU MAY FEEL​:

  • Worthless

  • Like life isn’t worth living

  • Constantly anxious, tearful and worried

  • Like you can’t concentrate

  • Indecisive

  • Irritable and intolerant of others

  • You are not getting enough enjoyment out of life

  • You have a lack of self-esteem

  • You have excessive and inappropriate guilt

  • You have no motivation or interest in things you used to enjoy

YOU MAY EXPERIENCE

  • Changes in sleeping patterns - broken nights or oversleeping

  • Changes in eating patterns - loss of appetite or overeating

  • Tiredness and a loss of energy

  • Persistent headaches and/or stomach upsets

  • Chronic pain

  • A slower speaking pattern than usual

  • Loss of libido for women, changes to the menstrual cycle

YOU MAY ALSO

  • Neglect hobbies and interests

  • Isolate yourself from friends and family

  • Take part in fewer social activities

  • Notice your productivity falling at work

In some circumstances, you might not even notice that you have developed depression, especially if it has been a gradual process over a number of weeks or months. Sometimes it takes a friend, a family member or a partner to point out that you may have a problem.

WHY DO WE BECOME SO DEPRESSED?

Sometimes it’s instantly apparent what the cause is, but other times there isn’t an obvious reason why you feel so down. It could be that you’ve lost something or someone, or it could stem from disappointment or frustration. Usually, there will be more than one reason why you suffer from depression, and these reasons differ from person to person.

COMMON REASONS BEHIND THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEPRESSION INCLUDE:​

  • Distressing life eventsDistressing life events can take their toll on us. Divorce, family problems or losing a job are all momentous in our lives that can alter our mood.

  • Bereavement- Losing someone that is close to you can increase the risk. It’s not always just the loss that causes depression, it’s the way we deal with it. If you don’t grieve or express your feelings properly, they can build up and contribute to depression.

  • Childhood experiences. - Your childhood experiences can affect you in adult life. If you were physically or emotionally abused, or not taught to cope with troubles that enter your life, it could lead you to having problems as you grow up.

  • Anger‘Frozen anger’ is a term that’s closely related to depression. You may have gone through something that caused you to become angry, but at the time you couldn’t express your feelings properly. This type of anger becomes suppressed; it can then build up and become a cause of depression.

  • Circumstances

  • Feeling like you’re alone, stressed, physically exhausted and/or have no one to talk to can all contribute to the condition.

  • Alcohol - Heavy drinking on a regular basis can make you more susceptible to developing depression.

Some types of physical illness can alter how the brain works and cause depression. Such conditions include:

  • Hormonal problems, e.g. an underactive thyroid

  • Viral infections, e.g. glandular fever or flu (prevalent in younger people)

  • Painful or lasting illnesses, e.g. arthritis

  • Life-threatening conditions, e.g. heart disease and cancer

HOW CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?

Hypnotherapy is tailored to you as an individual, we take things slowly at your pace to find a way through depression by taking back control of your mind so you can live your life just how you want it to be.

 

Hypnotherapy is side effect free, non-intrusive and is the single most powerful psychotherapeutic tool for breaking the negative trance states of depression.  However it can be used in conjunction with medication prescribed by GPs to promote a speedy recovery.

 

If you feel like you are suffering from depression, never feel ashamed about asking for help.

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi 

Hypnotherapy individual sessions £55.00, including a recording for a 1 hour session (Block bookings of 6 sessions £300.00 saving £30.00) Payment is required before a session begins and payment for block bookings is required before the first session begins. If you  would like to book an appointment or find out more about dealing with Positive Emotions and Depression contact Lorraine on:  07968 449353 or email. Face to face sessions in my Practice or online - Zoom hypnotherapy.

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