Hypnosis, a possible help for depression
Depression has unfortunately become a widespread disease. It is widespread in our industrialized countries and is a serious disorder, which should therefore be treated. Nevertheless, many people shy away from seeking a doctor or help. More and more people are using hypnosis to get to the bottom of depression or depression-like symptoms and to get rid of them step by step. I would be happy to support you in this process as well.
Depression can usually be treated well with hypnosis therapy
Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is becoming more and more successful alongside countless other forms of therapy such as psychotherapy, light therapy for winter depression, medications, etc.
Often patients are prescribed anti-depressants or sleep medications that tackle the symptoms. The actual underlying causes are given too little attention. Therefore, an improvement of the situation usually takes place only slowly. In hypnosis you can get to the bottom of the causes. In hypnosis you can also reactivate your resources or recharge your batteries. New strategies of success initiate a change and optimization of the current state. Your quality of life and also performance quality improved again to the desired level.
Signs and symptoms indicating depression
Depression is a disease of the psyche. Consequently, it can directly affect the body. Dejection or listlessness and loss of joy as well as willpower spread. Of course, this is not to be confused with the natural depressed moods that everyone has temporarily periodically.
The causes of how depression can occur
The causes of depression can be varied. Grief, abuse, and problems at work. But also medical diagnoses (HIV, cancer, …), problems in childhood, bullying, social isolation, menopause, loss and separation to name a few. The triggers of depression are not always obvious. Often it is also an accumulation of various causes that finally bring the barrel to overflow.
What can hypnotherapy do for you regarding depression:
- it helps to establish contact with the subconscious. Subconsciously running inner processes can now be recognized consciously. It follows that if you are aware of the cause, you can also find a way to optimize it.
- people often recognize their unfinished inner construction sites and conflicts. Unresolved inner conflicts and feelings such as anger, bitterness, suffering, reproaches, rage, annoyance, resentment, guilt, stress, jealousy and fear are more and more apparent. The depression is thus deprived of its basis. The self-sabotaging thoughts and destructive behavior no longer find a breeding ground. They disappear more and more. New things can emerge.
The mental shock can be replaced by positive attitudes. Repeated unpleasant thoughts are replaced in hypnosis by positive affirmations. A new base is created inside you. A long-term improvement of the psyche allows directly an improvement of the body sensation, respectively the energy system of your whole body and environment. A new resonance is created, which contributes to the recovery of the current situation.
Result: Hypnotherapy is an advanced method and a way to treat depression. With long-lasting success.
In order to remove the breeding ground for self-sabotaging thoughts or your own destructive behavior, I can recommend, among other things, self-hypnosis, so that something new can emerge.
First self-help steps for depression:
1. Start by taking care of the basics (sleep, food, water).
Whether you like it or not, there are a few basic things we all need to feel healthy and energized:
- Get enough sleep
- Eating enough healthy food
- Drinking enough water
2. Stop and slow down
Take a moment to hit the pause button on life and pause. Ideally, take a whole day or weekend and intentionally do NOTHING. Pause your commitments, your expectations, and your never-ending to-do list. Or slow them down as much as possible. Successful people are used to a fast-paced, performance-oriented lifestyle and sometimes forget how important rest is. Or they feel that slowing down is a waste of time or can’t fit into their busy schedules. But the most successful people, if you study them, always find time to recharge and be themselves and energize.
3. Learn to say “no
Learn to say “no” and make this phrase one of your favorites. Especially when you are in a state of exhaustion. If the immediate reaction to a request from someone else isn’t “Wow great you’re doing that!” then you should automatically respond with a firm but polite “No.” You can’t draw from an empty cup. And until you’re in a healthier and more balanced state, adding another obligation or responsibility just means more unnecessary stress in your life. Resist the urge to please everyone and do everything that is asked of you. Start saying no.
4. Allow yourself to do relaxing activities.
Everyone is a little different when it comes to things that make them feel better. If you feel completely exhausted, it’s time to add some activities that promote relaxation. But customize everything so that it works for you. Here are some of the proven methods for stress management:
- Gentle exercise (hiking or walking outdoors)
- Spending time in nature
- Warm baths
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Guided imaginations
- Deep breathing exercises
- A cup of tea
- Talking with friends
- Pet therapy
- Visiting a spa
- Pursuing a hobby (e.g., woodworking, making art, etc.)
- Taking a break or vacation
Only you can define what is best for you. Therefore, start with something you know will do you good and commit time in your schedule to it.
5. Aask for help
Although you’re probably used to being a highly productive, always reliable person that everyone can count on, there are times when it’s just not possible to keep working so hard on your own. Sometimes relinquishing control and asking for help can do wonders. Leaning on others to delegate and outsource and learn can be the game changer now. Set boundaries, ask for help, and realize that it’s okay to rely on others and not feel like you have to take care of everything yourself.
A 2016 study says that cultivating social relationships can help people reduce the harmful effects of exhaustion, potentially promoting resilience and a sense of greater well-being.
6. Rreinforce the positive, eliminate the negative.
Life is too short to be surrounded by people, things and obligations that don’t make you feel good. Decluttering physical items in your environment, giving up unfulfilling commitments, and especially minimizing contact with negative people, can feel really enlightening and liberating! Be sure to surround yourself with mostly positive people and let their energy and enthusiasm infect you. Negative people tend to drag others down with them. Choose wisely what is good for you.
I ask suicidal people to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. In addition, telephone counseling, psychosocial services, crisis intervention centers (phone 044 296 73 10) are also available. In the case of difficult health issues, hypnosis is of course only used by me in a supportive manner and in consultation with the attending physician or psychotherapist.