Shockingly, a recent study revealed that more than a quarter of South Africans suffers from probable depression, which is a much higher rate than comparative surveys done in other countries. Despite this high statistic, people are not reaching out for the depression treatment they desperately need.
According to the DSM-5 depression criteria, depressive disorders are states of low mood and avoiding activity that can affect our feelings, behaviour, thinking, and self-esteem. Depression can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, wealth, or status. If you or someone you know has been suffering from depression for a while, you are probably searching for answers.
In this article, learn how hypnotherapy can be a useful tool for depression treatment and improving your mental health, right from your first appointment.
The Transformative Effects Of Hypnotherapy For Depression
Do you want tools to live a happier, healthier life? Hypnotherapy can offer a gentle and successful way to address the underlying issues that contribute to depression. By working with a qualified hypnotherapist, you can identify and change negative thought patterns that may be holding you back, learn techniques to manage stress, and develop positive coping strategies.
- Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive form of therapy that can be used as a complementary treatment to traditional therapies or medication.
- Hypnotherapy addresses the root cause of depression by accessing the subconscious mind, which can lead to long-lasting results.
- In comparison to talk therapy, hypnotherapy can be a quicker and more direct approach to addressing negative thought patterns and beliefs.
- Hypnotherapy can also teach individuals relaxation techniques and coping mechanisms that can be used in their daily lives to manage stress and improve mood.
Walking You Through Your Hypnotherapy for Depression Appointments
- Your first consultation: I’ll assess your condition and develop a personalised treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs.
- Subsequent hypnotherapy sessions: I’ll use my expertise to induce a state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility, during which we’ll address your negative thought patterns and beliefs that may be contributing to your depression and empower you with positive coping mechanisms.
- After each session: I’ll provide you with post-session recommendations and support to help you continue your progress outside of our sessions. Together, we’ll work towards your mental health and well-being.
Note: The number of hypnotherapy sessions required can vary, but typically several sessions are needed to achieve lasting results.