- Are you worried about the future?
- Are you anticipating a potential threat from past trauma?
- Are you feeling disappointed by expectations that have not been met?
- Are you feeling sluggish and unmotivated?
- Are you feeling like there is no purpose
or direction in your life?
According to research 3, million Australians are living with anxiety or depression every year.
What is Depression?
Depression Is a very common illness that negatively impacts how you feel, think, and act. Fortunately, it is treatable. Depression can cause the feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed. It can cause various physical and emotional problems and can decrease your ability to function at home and work.
Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe, but are not limited to the following:
- Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed.
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Thought of death or suicide.
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much.
- Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
- Changes in appetite – weight loss
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions.
What causes depression?
While we don’t know exactly what causes depression, several things are often linked to its development, which includes:
Family history – Depression can run in families and some people will be at an increased genetic risk.
Personality – Some people may be more at risk of depression because of their personality, particularly if they tend to worry a lot, have low self-esteem, are perfectionists, are sensitive to personal criticism, or are self-critical and negative.
Serious medical illness – The stress and worry of coping with a serious illness can lead to depression, especially if you’re dealing with long-term management and/or chronic pain.
“ When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts; your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”
~CORRIE TEN BOOM~
Hypnotherapy addresses beliefs, thought patterns, and events that may be trapped in the subconscious mind, contributing to your depression. It resolves “unfinished business” such as stored traumatic memories, experiences, and emotions that are forever stuck on ‘replay.’ They need to be released safely and mindfully.
It also replaces traumatic thoughts and feelings with positive and uplifting ones. Powerful hypnotic suggestions are used to resolve self-sabotaging patterns of thoughts.
CBT: is one of the most effective treatments for depression and is useful for a wide range of ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and older people.