Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable, and hypnotherapy is a very effective and gentle form of treatment that you can access now.
Depression is not just about feeling low for a few days or simply feeling fed up, most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Feeling hopeless, terribly unhappy, dealing with insomnia and interrupted sleep, having no appetite, or perhaps eating relentlessly even when you are not hungry, headaches and general aches & pains... The list goes on.
Depression can often creep up on us with no particular notice, then you realise (or others around you begin to notice) that you find yourself tearful, feeling like you are in a black hole with no way out, showing signs of anger or stress and sometimes irrational behaviours.
I personally fully understand how you feel, it is a place I have visited myself before on a few occassions and I have had to reach out for help too! For me personally it often comes from a neglect of self, an over-working of the mind and not listening to small signs that you are mentally exhausted and boom, here it is, that dreaded feeling. Personal loss and grief have also played a roll. Mental health is so important and we need to be well to engage in life and appreciate the enjoyment in our lives.
You deserve to feel well. It is okay to say 'I am struggling' and it is okay to ask for help. In fact, asking for help and accepting that you are having a 'depressed time' is the first step to your recovery and can be a very positive thing.
With hypnotherapy, I can help you reduce that accumulation of stresses, bring some peace and calm to your mind and help your brain reinterpret life rationally and appropriately. I can show you how to find the other side of the depression and give you the tools to help you stay away from it in the future too...
Feeling gradually more confident and understood, you will start to change those negative patterns of behaviour to more positive ones. It won't take long at all before you can see the light coming back to your mind and body, moving the dark clouds aside gently and helping you to smile again.
*Results may vary from person to person.
If you are in need of urgent mental health care and someone to talk to out of hours, you can call The Samaritans confidentially 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. Click the link on the right.