Hypnotherapy for Depression in Dundee
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.
If you have depression, you will find living with the condition hard on yourself, but also 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 a massive effect on your health, finances, work and relationships. It’s advised to seek help as early as you possibly can by visiting your GP. Many people find hypnotherapy helpful for managing a number of symptoms of depression, alongside other types of therapy such as counselling.
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. I work by addressing your perception of what has caused you to become depressed with the aim to improve your self-esteem, mood and help you gain your independence back.