There are a number of different types of depression, clinical depression and postnatal depression for example, and the first port of call for you if you are suffering depressive symptoms is to visit your GP. The standard medical treatment for depression in many cases, is anti-depressants, which artificially boost the levels of naturally occurring neuro-transmitter chemicals in your brain. Conventional medical wisdom is that the best treatment for a person with depression is a combination of medication and some form of “talking therapy” such as hypnotherapy.
Depression Symptoms Explained Simply
I often liken depressive, negative thought patterns as being a bit like a spiral staircase. Most people are on the ground floor with normal thinking patterns, but those with negative, depressive thinking are walking down the staircase towards the basement. Each negative thought further reduces your ability to produce serotonin (the happy chemical) which in turn makes it easier to think those negative thoughts. Now, of course, that is a very simple description and it is a bit more complicated than that, but most people find it easy to understand that analogy. The good news is that, with the help of hypnotherapy, you can start climbing that spiral staircase again, and gradually reverse those negative thought patterns.
“I am 100% delighted with my decision to come to see Paul. My depression is gone and I feel completely in control of my life again and so much happier and more positive.”
F. H., Donoughmore, Co. Cork – clinical depression
How Does Depression Start?
The honest answer is that nobody really knows for sure. Sad or traumatic events or experiences, even one’s from as far back as childhood can certainly play a major role. Chemical imbalance is known to be a contributory factor also.
Common Depression Symptoms
If you find that you have five or more of the following symptoms, you should seek medical advice:
- Feeling depressed, sad, anxious or bored
- Tiredness, fatigue, everything seems to be an affort, slowed movements
- Waking during the night or too early in the morning, oversleeping or trouble getting to sleep
- Slow thinking, poor concentration, indecisive or forgetful
- Loss of interest in food, work, sex and life generally
- Reduced sense of self-worth, low self-esteem or guilt
- Headaches, chest and other pains or palpitations without a physical basis
- Not wanting to live, suicidal thoughts or thinking of death
“I am very satisfied with the outcome. Excellent. Thanks for the help.”
N.L., Mayfield, Cork – depression
Effective Treatment With Hypnosis And Hypnotherapy
Through the use of the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis, we can revisit experiences from earlier in your life and release any trapped emotions that are playing a role in your depression. You’ll also learn to re-train your thought patterns to more positive and helpful ones.
So if you’d like to be free from limiting, negative thoughts and beliefs, and overcome your depression, then get the help of one of Ireland’s leading clinical hypnotherapists. Call Paul today on 086 2666670, or CLICK HERE right now to enquire online or to arrange a free callback.