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Depression Treatment with Hypnotherapy

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The symptoms of depression are wide ranging but may include:

  • Apathy, an inability to make decisions or carry them through
  • Constant weeping and sadness
  • Constant tiredness no matter how much rest you have
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Lack of appetite and libido
  • An inability to just get out of bed

Depression can be a reactive response to a situation such as the loss of a loved one or a job, or it may be associated with other types of mental illness e.g. bipolar. Sometimes it can be a case of simply being overwhelmed by life and unable to cope. Depression is a normal reaction of the brain and body, just like anxiety. The human mind can only cope with so much at any given time and when it has used up all its coping mechanisms the brain naturally goes into overwhelm mode. Symptoms can be treated by medication but this doesn’t treat the underlying causes of depression. Relaxation techniques and positive affirmations also have only limited success.

The most successful treatment for depression, whether it is situational or associated with other issues, is hypno-psychotherapy which combines hypnosis with professional counselling.

How does hypnotherapy help treat depression?

  • It treats the whole person, 100% of the mind. Your conscious mind is only 10% of your whole self so hypnotherapy addresses the other 90%
  • After a significant loss in a person’s life, they may have what Dr Fritz Perls called ‘unfinished business’ with whatever has been lost. This may be a person, a job, a home etc. These unresolved feelings, such as regret, blame, anger, guilt and fear are stored in the body and must be released as soon as possible after the triggering event. Otherwise they may become deeply buried beneath the numbness created by anti-depressant drugs, and the concurrent repression that occurs when trauma and grief go untreated.
  • Hypnotherapy removes the underlying basis of depression and completes the ‘unfinished business’, that otherwise may continue to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours.
  • It can reach the deepest level of traumatic experiences, memories and stored emotions to release them from the subconscious mind, even in cases of major depressive disorders.

Clinical hypnotherapy has been proven to be extremely beneficial in all types of depressive disorders, especially when combined with psychotherapy.  It is will often have immediate positive benefits, allowing the depressed person to sleep better, feel less flat and begin to enjoy life again.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has advised that “ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do”. He has encouraged providers to continue vital face-to-face services where possible.

These are challenging times for everyone, but your personal and relationship issues continue to need assistance. My practice is still open for hypnotherapy and individual or relationship counselling, including Rekindle the Love workshops.

However, face-to-face sessions are available only for local residents, at this time.

If you are sick or have come into contact with the Coronavirus at any point, and/or if you have recently been overseas, please stay at home and contact me on 0407 009 050 to reschedule your appointment.

The safety of my clients and wider community is of utmost importance to me, and my home-based clinic is fully compliant with the new social distancing rules and hygiene practices. I have ensured that appointments are staggered so that you and your partner, where appropriate, are the only clients visiting my practice, at any one time.

Video sessions are available for both individuals and couples, I am currently preparing a program for couples to complete a Rekindle the Love workshop, online.

Please contact me for more information.

Coronavirus and social isolation will add to existing pressure points on relationships, so don’t let your marriage become a coronavirus casualty.

Read the article by Hayley Gleeson of the ABC “How to stay married through Coronavirus“.

I thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times and know that together we will get through this.