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.
Hi I want to let you know that I am a non smoker, I feel great and I am free from the habit that was like a ball and chain round my ankle! I can’t believe that in one session with you my life has been transformed, and it’s a long while since I have felt so well in myself. I didn’t want to contact you too soon as I was afraid of being complacent and then falling off the wagon so to speak, however I feel as though I have never smoked in my life – incredible. I am certainly not eating any more that I did before, in fact have lost a couple of pounds so there we have it. Brilliant! Thank you so very much
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 have now lost 3 stone, which is kinda unbelievable
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
Since stopping smoking in September, not only have I felt better and been healthier ... BUT richer! I now do things on time not after my fag
I've lost 23.5lb since starting! Now weight 8st 9lb
Hi, I did not want to email too early but I am proud to say that both my mum and I are still non smokers. It was 60 days on Monday (26th March 2012) 2 FULL calendar months! We still cannot believe that we ever smoked and feels like we stopped 2 years ago. Many thanks for the wake up call! We feel more full of life, happier, healthier and richer as a result. I would recommend this method to anyone.
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.
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!
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 have now lost 1.5 stone, which I am truly delighted with! Thank you for all your help
Hi Sue, I'm 12st 3 and still dropping! I have now lost 3 stone which is kind of unbelievable! Thank you so much
Hi, Don't know if you remember me but on 28th January this year I came to see you for hypnosis to stop smoking. I can report that I have not had another cigarette since that morning and that for me is remarkable, I was a 30+ per day smoker for 40 years and I just want to say thank you so much - you may have saved my life!! Thanks again
Hi, I would just like to say many thanks for turning me into a non smoker I have just achieved my first set milestone for myself, being a non smoker for a month. With the extra money I bought myself a tablet computer. Also I would like to say that my breathing when cycling has become a lot better easier initially it was painful but to be expected as my lungs were getting fresh air. Family have been sceptical about it working but all are pleased with the progress I am making towards a smoke free future. It's also great to know that I will be smoke free for when my baby arrives. Thank you once again
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
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!