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What is depression?

Depression is feelings of strong sadness, including the emotions of helplessness, worthlessness and hopelessness.

Most people have felt sad or depressed at some stage in their lives. It can be a common reaction to life’s struggles, loss, or an upset of self esteem. Circumstances and life events can sometimes propel us into this state if we have little or no control over being there.

There are times when feeling depressed is completely appropriate. Sometimes it’s right that you should feel grumpy, upset, sad or angry. These are genuine emotions, and every emotion has its time and place.

For example: It is perfectly reasonable to feel depressed after suffering a loss. Whether that be a bereavement, losing a job or a loss of a friendship for example.

It starts to become a problem however when you are spending too much time there, either because you can’t shake it off, and are spending prolonged periods there or you are going into that state quickly, easily and regularly – even when your circumstances are generally good.

The danger with this is that the more you go there; the more you practise it, the better you get at it; so every time you go to that emotional state, you can get into it quicker and feel it with greater intensity. What is happening in effect is that you are training your brain to take the same neural path each time and so it becomes stronger and stronger, until eventually you can go there in an instant without thinking about it or even realising it.

The consequences of depression

The effects of depression can vary from person to person. For some it can range from prolonged periods of lethargy, lack of motivation, frustration and sadness which results in the person achieving very little in their lives, and therefore re-enforces their feelings of very little self worth. At this level, people can still function with work, relationships and family life but at a very reduced level to what they would normally participate at.

For others, the effects can be more extreme. Some people can literally shut the world out. That includes work, their partners or children, their friends and their responsibilities within the household, i.e, they will stop getting meals for the children, they will not tidy or clean the house or pay any bills etc. They will isolate themselves considerably.

Any level of depression can be hurtful to the sufferer but the more severe the suffering for the individual the greater the impact on those close to them. It is not unusual for spouses, partners, children and parents to become depressed as well as they feel helpless to make things better. Consequently these peoples lives suffer in their work, schooling and relationships and the problem spreads.

How can NLP and Hypnotherapy help overcome depression?

I will show you exactly how you have become depressed and exactly how to stop it. Just as the brain can learn the depression route, it can also be unlearned. By training your brain to take a different neurological route will mean that you will get a different outcome, and the less the depression route is used, the less you will go there.

I will also use some NLP techniques to eradicate any trigger points from the past that may be linked to the depression. If the reason that you became depressed in the first place is gone then it stands to reason that you will be unlikely to need to be depressed any more either.

I will also use hypnotherapy to cement the changes that we make at a deep unconscious level so that the transition will be smooth and seemless for you.

The results of using NLP and hypnotherapy in this area can mean that you can feel more positive about the future that we will create together. It can boost you self esteem and confidence so that you are able to make decisions and start to enjoy the people that are close to you again and it can help you to feel unburdened and free to enjoy life the way you want to.

To discuss how I can help you further or to arrange the free one hour no obligation consultation session, call 07742 955117 or 01580 713429. Alternatively you can use the contact me facility to contact me via email.