One area we specialise in is coaching and hypnotherapy for depression in Sussex.
In East Sussex alone it is estimated that 14% of adults over 18 suffer from some form of depression and across the whole of Sussex, the incidence of depression is higher than the national average.
Anxiety or depression is known to affect in the region of 20% of adults in the UK and approximately 40% of working days lost are due to depression, stress or anxiety.
Depression is not just a feeling of sadness, depression can be extreme, long lasting and debilitating. Those suffering with depression are frequently reluctant to seek help due to the stigma, potential embarrassment or fear of treatment. Unlike a broken limb, depression is invisible on the outside and often the temptation is to try and disguise it and to pretend that it does not exist.
Psychological symptoms of depression include tearfulness, low self esteem, lack of interest in social situations, irritability, lack of motivation pessimistic or in extreme cases even suicidal thoughts.
Physical symptoms of depression include insomnia, changes in weight, lack of energy, changes to the menstrual cycle in women and general aches and pains which can’t be otherwise explained. Some diseases such as Crohn’s Disease, Globus pharyngeus and IBD can be made worse by stress, anxiety and depression.
Traditional anti-depressant drugs can help to reduce the feelings of depression in some people however they can have unpleasant side effects and often people are on the drugs for many years without the underlying cause of the depression being properly investigated.
How can hypnotherapy help with depression?
Hypnotherapy combined with coaching, CBT and NLP, which is what we practice here at Sussex Hypnotherapy investigates the underlying causes for the anxiety and depression. We talk with you about your life and your anxieties and in doing so, we gradually identify the factors causing you concern. These are often things not immediately apparent, frequently the causes which appear to be obvious are actually disguising less apparent but more deeply set issues.
Hypnotherapy is a totally safe and non-invasive process, which works with the unconscious mind. This part of our brain controls our fears, beliefs, emotions, behaviours and feelings. The unconscious mind can develop negative responses and associations and hypnotherapy, by using visualisation and suggestion can help to improve these feelings over time and gradually lessen the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
If you are considering trying hypnotherapy for depression or anxiety, we are more than happy to have a completely confidential discussion with you to explain more about how we work. You can call us on 07778 287119 or fill in the form below and we will get back to you.
Enquiry regarding hypnotherapy for depression in Sussex
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