Recent research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that hypnotherapy was an effective treatment for people suffering with depression. Hypnotherapy works at the subconscious level to offer positive suggestions to boost moods and break negative thinking patterns, making people feel better.
Hypnotherapy can also help overcome some of the negative effects of depression, such as poor sleep and tiredness. Depression is the most common mental health problem in the world and thought to be the second most common disability in the world after back pain. It is thought that around 1 in 5 adults in the UK has symptoms of depression or anxiety.
There may be a number of reasons why people develop depression. People may have genes which may make it more likely for them to develop depression. People who have grown up in a household where other family members have an impact as well as individuals who have experienced abuse or neglect when growing up. There may be a number of other reasons why people develop depression, including; financial problems, relationship breakdown, chemicals and hormones, poor lifestyle and substance abuse.
There are a number of symptoms associated with depression, such as; low energy, low mood, loss of interest, finding it hard to concentrate, poor sleep and losing confidence. Hypnotherapy can help to address these symptoms and increase your overall wellbeing to let you get on with your life with a more positive outlook.