Can hypnotherapy help depression?

Hypnotherapy has proved very useful in helping with depression. If you are suffering with depression you are probably feeling that there is no hope that you will ever feel better and/or have no idea how to even start – the familiar feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.

Some recent studies have shown that hypnotherapy is more effective than cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is the most common therapy approach in treating clinical depression.

Hypnosis for depression can help address the underlying cause as well as help you find much more effective coping strategies. It can also help you achieve a happier mood and decrease or dispel the pessimistic and negative thoughts that generally accompany depression. People who undergo hypnosis for this disorder will often experience a new sense of freedom and a greater sense of control over their thoughts, their mood, and their life in general.

Hypnosis is, in fact, a totally natural and we all go in and out of a similar state several times a day. I am sure there are times during driving a familiar journey, watching TV or reading a book when you become aware that your attention has drifted from what you were doing and you have been focused inside yourself. The key point is that you are fully in control when in hypnosis. Generally, you will be offered suggestions and you will respond to them in the way that is right for you. You will hear everything that is said and can remember it afterwards if you want to.

Find out more about hypnotherapy and depression.

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Judith Hanson

Judith is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist (DipCHyp, HPD, MNCH), and NLP Master Practitioner and Coach. As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary and the Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) she is bound by their Codes of Conduct. She also undertakes regular training, as well as frequent supervision, to update her knowledge and skills, in order to provide a professional and effective service. She treats everyone as an individual and by developing a good relationship, based on mutual respect and trust and always does the best for her clients.