Depression Study – A study of the effectiveness of a form of hypnotherapy for depression in the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada revealed results which may be of interest for anyone suffering with depression.
The study was undertaken by Alladin A and Alibhai A. and used hypnosis, hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Alladin is the author of the well-respected “Cognitive Hypnotherapy – An Integrative Approach For The Treatment Of Emotional Disorders” and is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the clinical use of hypnotherapy.
Depression Study Proves Effectiveness Of Hypnotherapy
To investigate the effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy (CH), hypnosis combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), on depression, 84 depressives were randomly assigned to 16 weeks of treatment of either CH or CBT alone. At the end of treatment, patients from both groups significantly improved compared to baseline scores. However, the CH group produced significantly larger changes in Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Beck Hopelessness Scale. Effect size calculations showed that the CH group produced 6%, 5%, and 8% greater reduction in depression, anxiety, and hopelessness, respectively, over and above the CBT group. The effect size was maintained at 6-month and 12-month follow-ups. This study represents the first controlled comparison of hypnotherapy with a well-established psychotherapy for depression, meeting the APA criteria for a “probably efficacious” treatment for depression.
Depression Study – Depression Hypnotherapy Treatment
If you suffer from depression and you are seeking treatment or therapy, hypnotherapy can be an extremely effective choice. Hypnotherapy can help you to feel better faster than many other forms of talking therapy and comes with the extra added benefit of teaching you how to deeply relax and access the powerful resources of your own inner mind to heal yourself.
If you are suffering from depression and you’d like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you, get the help of Cork’s leading Clinical Hypnotherapist – call Paul today on 086 2666670 or CLICK HERE to enquire online or to avail of my free callback service.