Are you suffering with depression?
Do you find yourself feeling low and miserable most of the time, are you anxious or worried, easily irritated or upset, prone to anger outbursts, noticing that your thoughts are more negative than you’d like them to be and perhaps lacking enthusiasm or energy for the things you need to do or want to do?
Are you eating or drinking too much, smoking more than normal, taking less interest in the things that used to please you?
Perhaps you’re finding it hard to work out why you feel this way and you might feel guilty because you should be grateful for your life and have no particular reason for feeling down…you just do.
Changes to eating or sleeping patterns and unwanted thoughts are just some of the possible symptoms of a period of depression. Personal relationships may be affected by fewer demonstrations of affection or a lower sex drive, friendships altered by a lack of interest in socialising and hobbies shelved when they no longer feel rewarding.
Reactive Depression arises following a major or sudden event in your life, perhaps a death, redundancy, a child’s birth, divorce, moving home, an accident or medical problem. It may be short-lived, perhaps a matter of weeks, or it may linger for many months, or sometimes many years.
Cyclical Depression is where these low moods and behavioural changes happen more than once in your lifetime, not necessarily regularly or close together, sometimes there can be many years between them.
People with depression often feel very lonely, no matter how many people they have in their lives, a sense of others not understanding what they’re feeling or not being able to admit to these thoughts and feelings even to those closest leaves them even more isolated.
The Department of Health reported that in the UK alone it is expected that half of all women and a quarter of all men will suffer depression at some point in their lives and in fact the World Health Organisation was recently quoted saying depression will be second to heart disease as the leading cause of illness by 2020.
While most people will experience these symptoms at some times in their lives, several of these at one time can indicate depression, where no physical reason has been found
Not necessarily caused by any big events in your life, but more likely by a build up of emotion over a period of time. Leading busy modern lives, we learn at an early age to push away thoughts and emotions which are uncomfortable or unpleasant, to push them down, ignore them and move on; eventually they just get too heavy…and that’s where we come in.
We practice a type of hypnotherapy called Pure Hypnoanalysis, which can help you deal with the cause of your depression and’ we and our colleagues have worked with thousands of people over the past 30 years, dealing with the bottled up emotions and issues holding them back and, through therapy, helping them to get on with their lives.
The aim of Pure Hypnoanalysis is not to ‘control’, or ‘manage’ your problem, the aim is to release the bottled up emotions, which are rising to the surface and getting in the way of a happy, productive life.
Call us today to book your free screening session at our clinic, where we will discuss the problems you’re having and explain the therapies and training courses which might best suit your needs and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
We offer complete confidentiality and a sympathetic, professional service from a private office in the centre of Bedford.
I came to Sue with a best man speech to perform and a debilitating fear of public speaking, I left with a new found confidence and outlook on life. Sue was welcoming and reassuring from the start, making it enjoyable for me to attend sessions. She not only taught me the strategies needed to overcome my fear, but lessons for all aspects of my life as well. I couldn’t recommend Sue highly enough.
I’ve lost 10lbs in the last 4 weeks and I’ve had no problems, I’ve listened to the CD once a day. The Relaxed Eating Programme is very easy to follow; I’ve had no cravings, and I feel great. I now naturally make the right food choices that are good for me without giving it any thought, and I manage my food portions, listening to my body and know when I have had enough to eat and do not feel I have to finish what is on the plate, just because its there
I certainly feel the sessions have been of great benefit and I am feeling more able to cope with the IBS. I will certainly recommend you to many others
Reporter Hayley O’Keeffe writes about how hypnosis saved her from a lifetime of catching the bus.
I failed my driving test six times, there I said it.
Aged 28 this was not a good thing for me, learning to drive was something I felt I should have done a lot, lot sooner, but as circumstances dictated it just never quite happened. I’ve had plenty of lessons mind you, and whenever I had any spare money would spend it on intensive courses to try and get myself that illusive pink card. But to no avail, when it came down to actually doing the test I was just so nervous. I’ve had tests where the examiner has grabbed the steering wheel, where I’ve travelled in second gear down Bedford’s London Road, and where I’ve (almost) gone the wrong way around a roundabout. If I’ve ever cut you up I’m very sorry, I was just nervous! I’ve had some great tuition too, from the ever patient Gerard Doyle of Drive Johnsons, he has had to put up with a lot I can tell you. Part of it must be to do with my age, the 17-year-olds just hop in and get going, but I think it was predominantly my mindset. I’ve always been the passenger in the car, and have never really been interested in motoring, super cars and especially not Top Gear! Being behind the wheel seemed like an alien world and was more than a little scary. So that’s where Sue Wilson came in.
Sue works at Bedford Health in St Cuthbert’s Street and is a hypnotherapy practitioner, what's more she offers a special pre-driving test session to help candidates get over their nerves and achieve focus. I booked my seventh driving test, and after much deliberation a session with Sue, would this help me pass my test once and for all? The fateful day arrived and I headed to Bedford Health for the hour long session.
Part of me thought that this would be just the ticket, another hoped that I wouldn’t come out of the treatment room quacking like a duck! But hypnotherapy is nothing like the myths. In a consultation Sue asked me just how anxious I felt about the test, what I was most concerned about and what I wanted to feel like when I was doing the test. And after the hour, which was very relaxing indeed, I came out feeling focused and ready for the test, in a way I have never felt before. And do you know what? Later that afternoon, when the examiner turned to me and said you’ve passed I was so excited, because hypnotherapy, and a little perseverance really does work! To find out more visit www.bedfordhealth.co.uk
By Hayley O’Keeffe firstname.lastname@example.org @misshokTC
I've lost 23.5lb since starting! Now weight 8st 9lb
I have now lost 1.5 stone, which I am truly delighted with! Thank you for all your help
Sue has really helped my 9 year old son Archie, he was struggling to fall asleep at night on his own and never slept through the night without waking up. We only saw her for three sessions and it that time Archie is so much better, he falls asleep on his own now and sleeps through the night a lot more than he used to. Thanks so much Sue we are so much more relaxed as a family and sleep time has become a pleasure rather than a chore. 4/11/19
I'm very impressed ... I haven't given in! I feel better in myself and for the baby ... I would recommend it to other mothers who smoke.
Hi Sue I got hypnotised from you over two years ago for stop smoking and have not smoked since.
Sue, thank you very much for your help. I feel so much calmer and happier in myself. Therapy really helped with my issues and restored my self esteem. I feel so much more positive about the future and feel much stronger in myself. 29/10/19
Thanks Sue ... The Relaxed Childbirth Programme helped me stay calm and enjoy the birth, which I really did, and I have been very happy and have coped very well upon returning home. Everyone commented on how well I looked and I was out and about the next day doing my shopping!
Sue, feeling great as I have now lost a total of 10lbs
Thank you - 5 months on Hi Sue! Long time no speak- I hope you are well! Just wanted to say thank you for everything you’ve done- I’m at my happiest I’ve been in years / comfortable in myself and I’m so grateful for everything! Work is going great now, taking on my responsibilities- and I’m loving it. But yes just thought I’d send you a message, everyone has said what a change they’ve seen in me and I think of you every time :-) so thank you!
Hi Sue. You asked me to get in touch after a month. Well it's four weeks today and I haven't smoked at all. It's been a hard month as I've not been sleeping well, up at ridiculous times and a couple of personal things that have been very trying. However, I really didn't want a cigarette at all. It did cross my mind a few early morning's, but the thought didn't linger. Had I have tried to do this myself I would definitely have given in. I have really surprised myself and my family. THANK YOU SO MUCH. You should be hearing from my hairdresser XXX at some point, probably after the festive season. My daughter XXX may well be in touch at some point, I am keeping out of it and letting her decide for herself. Thanks again, regards Pat 13/11/19
Hi Sue, I'm 12st 3 and still dropping! I have now lost 3 stone which is kind of unbelievable! Thank you so much
Just to let you know I went to my dental appointment this morning and had to have 4 injections in my mouth, at first I was slightly worried because I didn’t have time to imagine my ‘safe place’, but by the time he put the next needle in I was completely fine and calm. It definitely was not as traumatic and painful as I used to believe it was. I’m just emailing to say how grateful and appreciative I am, it really has helped me so much!
Hi sue thank you again for my treatment it’s been nearly two weeks now. I am settling into being a non smoker really well. I wonder why I ever smoked in the first place it just seems so pointless. I have been filling my time up easily planning new ideas for my business. I feel like I spend more quality time with my son as I’m not constantly thinking about when I can sneak out for a fag! I have been to the gym much more as I know my drive there and back won’t involve a fag stop! I feel fitter, healthier and better already. Every now and then I think about smoking but I use the tools you gave me and the thought disappears within seconds. Thank you again for helping me become a non smoker.
I feel more relaxed, calm, more at ease, you gave me that push. I had to take in my favourite pair of trousers by a couple of inches. I've stopped picking and am thinking about food differently.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for helping me stop smoking. It was my one month 'anniversary' on friday and since our session I have not looked back. It's funny - sometimes I forget I ever even smoked at all! Thanks again!