• Depression

Treating your Depression with Hypnotherapy in Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton and Northampton

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.

The Symptoms of Depression

Some of the more common symptoms are…

  • Feeling unhappy most of the time
  • Memory lapses
  • Loss of pleasure or interest in activities that used to bring pleasure
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain – a disturbance of appetite or eating patterns
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Sleeping problems
  • Insomnia, being unable to go to sleep
  • An increased need for sleep
  • Waking often during the night
  • Early waking and being unable to go back to sleep
  • Feeling physically tired much of the time, and having less energy
  • Feeling agitated, unable to settle, for no apparent reason
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Increased negative or bad thoughts
  • Difficulty in making decisions
  • Feeling worthless, ashamed or guilty
  • Reduced interest in appearance
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

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

So, where is your depression coming from?

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.