We all go through times in life when we feel down, discouraged and frustrated, and at the time these are perfectly normal feelings. For many these feelings pass quickly. But sometimes those negative feelings can linger and overwhelm us, leaving us unable to figure out and understand why we feel like we do.
If that's the case, then consider using some new tools, and hypnotherapy might be the solution you've been looking for as it's a very efficient, effective modality to help people break through the old barriers and improve the quality of their life.
To find out more, call me on 01772 499046 or "email me by clicking here".
What causes depression?
It's hard to pinpoint what causes depression. My clients often talk about how depression just crept up slowly and were totally unaware until it was pointed out to them.
The truth is that there are many factors that contribute to depression and often there is no single cause. Almost anyone can be affected by depression at some point during their life. It's a disorder that doesn't discriminate; it has no social boundaries and so can affect anyone regardless of their background or perceived status in life.
A depressive disorder involves the body, mood and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way they feel about themselves, and the way they perceive the world and everything around them.
Living with someone who is depressed.
Depression is not the same as a passing blue or feeling a down moment. It isn't a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be wished or willed away. People with depression merely cannot pull themselves together and get better. If left undiagnosed and untreated, depression can progress and worsen, lasting for years and years
It's been said that in an average day we have upwards of 60,000 thoughts a day, often many of these are negative and unhelpful, yet we still have them. These thoughts may be good or bad, pleasant or painful. But regardless of the type, these thoughts do affect our emotions and our moods, and can often overwhelm us.
Milestone events can trigger or deepen depression.
Christmas, New Year, birthdays, mothers day and many other anniversaries and holidays can all trigger strong emotions.
Whilst for most of us these are happy positive emotions, for sufferers of depression, these events can awaken deep seated negative emotions that seem to become stronger year by year, till eventually they overwhelm us. Often making us forget who we really are and stripping our lives of any joy or happiness.
It's important to recognise that there is a massive difference between feeling down one day and having a depression disorder. Often when we feel down, the feelings can pass by quickly. It's when the depressed feelings don't go away and you persistently feel down for weeks, months or in some cases years. It's at these times that they start affecting a person's everyday life, that it may be time to seek professional help, or alternatives to tablets.
Post surgery or medical procedure depression
You may have had an operation or surgical procedure that left you bruised, battered and tired. You may have been told that these feelings will pass and that as your body heals you will begin to enjoy life again. For many that is true, but for sufferers of post surgery depression or anxiety it's a completely different story.
Clients often talk about how the depression seemed to creep up gradually after a surgical procedure and how months or years later they still feel down, depressed, anxious and frustrated.
Post-Surgical Depression and Anxiety (PSDA) is a common emotional reaction in patients following serious surgical procedures. Post-operative depression can make it difficult for patients to cope with what they have gone through, regardless of whether the procedure was life threatening or not.
Often women who have undergone a caesarean, miscarriage or termination explain how they feel incomplete and empty, others talk about feeling depressed post surgery and have felt that way for many years.
Professional overload or burnout
People whose work involves managing other peoples emotions or expectations can eventually become overloaded. Typically this may include people working in human resources, solicitors, doctors, nurses, paramedics, therapists from all modalities.
But the list isn't just confined to these professions it can include anyone from any background. As I mentioned earlier, depression doesn't discriminate.
Often chairmen, managers and directors in areas such as marketing or sales management can become overwhelmed with the ongoing pressure to perform and produce results. It isn't that suddenly they have lost their way, it's just that there is too much to handle and they feel overloaded, unable to think clearly and may feel as if they have lost the motivation.
Depression isn't a sign of weakness.
Well meaning friends, families and colleagues may tell you to pull yourself together or highlight other people's plights, suggesting that there are others worse off than you, but regardless of what is said or how much a person wants to, they usually feel powerless to get over it and move on with life. This is not the sign of weakness that some people may believe, but part of the depression cycle.
Sadly, the good intentions of others can pile on feelings such as guilt, inadequacy and embarrassment for the way you feel, making the situation worse.
Additionally they may feel embarrassed to seek help, believing ultimately that the feelings will eventually disappear. Often this can be because they have had depressive times in the past and somehow managed to move on, or as in many cases, learned to cope with it, accepting it as the norm. However this can mean that the person suffers for far longer than necessary.
Medication can and does have its place in helping a person get over a hump in their lives, but in my opinion it should not be the long term solution. I believe that no medication can ever take away the emotional issues that form the basis of the depression.
In fact you may be visiting these pages because you or a friend may have been taking medication or tried talking therapies but haven't noticed any long term shifts or changes.
How can hypnotherapy help me or someone I know overcome depression?
The roots and causes of depression live in the subconscious mind, and so through the use of hypnotherapy we gain direct access to the subconscious mind. Because the subconscious is where all your memories, emotions and feelings are stored, we can find out and work to neutralise the causes and drivers of the depression.
You are then able to find some peace and clarity and have a stronger grasp on events and circumstances so that you can begin to enjoy life again.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required will vary according your individual needs and circumstances along with how quickly we can get to the root and cause of the issue.
What's the cost per session?
The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
How can I pay for treatment?
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.
What's the next step in getting help to move on from depression?
If you're ready to let go of the past and take back control of your emotions and your life then contact me and see how Hypnotherapy can help you regain your life.
Call me now on 01772 499046 or "email me by clicking here".
Summary of servicesChris Gelder Hypnotherapy
Finton Doyle Accountants, 107 - 109 Towngate
Hypnotherapy, mindfulness, EFT thought field therapy and NLP treatment to overcome depression and depressive symptoms such as post surgery or caesarean, Preston, Chorley, Leyland Lancashire