Depression is a term used quite loosely in modern society. If you were to believe everything you hear, you might think that everyone suffers from depression. The truth is people talk about depression without really knowing what it is or what it really means. It’s often an umbrella term used by doctors and other medical professionals to describe anyone that’s feeling down for an extended period of time. However, it’s important to note that not all sadness equals depression. It’s much more intricate and nuanced than this.
I’ve had many referrals in my psychology practice from doctors saying that people are suffering from the symptoms of depression, but when they get in front of me what I really see isn’t what I would call depression. It’s just things that can be worked on and resolved through the normal therapeutic process, through hypnotherapy or psychotherapy. Now, I’m not saying that people don’t get depressed, they certainly do. Long-term depression can actually cause mental, physical, and emotional changes. I’ve seen it in my practice; it’s a very flexible illness. I don’t think one label fits every occurrence, nor is it necessarily helpful to try and lump all individual experiences into one category.
Sometimes it can be a reactive depression that results as a direct response to some sort of grief situation, be it a loss, an accident or something else, and the person immediately drops into a lower mood. It’s quite clear that this type of sadness is a reaction to recent events. Their depression is directly related to their grief. Most people are able to eventually recover from this and can work through it. However, some people don’t handle it well and do fall into a long term depression. Either way, I believe that hypnotherapy and psychotherapy can be helpful in handling the symptoms.
The symptoms vary from person to person, but many people often describe depression as feeling flat. They experience a lack of motivation, low self-esteem, and seem to not be interested in the things they usually enjoy. I do, without a doubt, believe that treating depression with hypnosis is the way to go. There are hypnosis downloads available for these specific experiences, as well as for depression in general. Some of the sessions one might consider are:
A person may find relief from these or other more specific hypnosis downloads on our site.
I have treated depression with hypnosis many times and in the therapeutic situation, treatment is quite flexible. This is why we have several listening choices. Hypnotherapy is a creative approach that is person centered, revolving around the individual seeking treatment and what they need to resolve. But with hypnosis, as it is with psychotherapy and any other type of treatment, the person must have a reasonable motivation and a willingness to let go and work through the process.
Unfortunately, sometimes people are labeled as depressed when what they are experiencing isn’t really depression. In reality it’s not as big of problem as it’s made out to be. You may find that a little bit of treatment goes a long way. The last thing that I want is for a doctor or some other medical specialist to label somebody as depressed and for that person to walk out of the treatment room thinking that there’s something wrong with them or that they are mentally ill. Even if it is depression, that’s simply not the case. There are times when we all get down and depressed.
If you do find yourself or someone you know experiencing the symptoms of depression, don’t just ignore it – get help. Whether it’s for a long term clinical-type depression or for a reactive depression such as grief, hypnotherapy is an excellent choice to help elevate your mood and experience joy again.