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Hypnotherapy for Depression

There are times in life when we all experience low mood, but if you've been living with these feelings for some time, causing you to lose interest in life, and find yourself unable to do things you used to enjoy, then it may be a sign that you're experiencing depression.

You're not alone, 4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime, and just by making it to this page you've started your journey towards a brighter and more optimistic future.

What is Depression?


Depression can leave you feeling like you're stuck under a dark cloud. It's a low mood which often lasts a long time, causing you to put life on hold and withdraw. Mild depression doesn't stop you leading a normal life, but makes everything an effort, and you lack a sense of purpose. More severe depression can be life threatening because it can make you feel like giving up completely.

You can be left feeling unable to cope with negative thoughts, causing you to put life on hold and withdraw from the outside world. It takes away your confidence and ability to feel in control when making rational decisions, instead becoming focused on negative thoughts and forecasting the worst-case scenarios, often leaving you feeling hopeless and unable to see a way out.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to break free from the negative cycle of depression, giving you tools and techniques you can use to feel better and boost your 'feel good' serotonin levels naturally. Hypnosis helps bring about therapeutic change at a subconscious level, using guided relaxation techniques which allow your mind to become calmer, so you can focus on moving forwards in life.

What are the symptoms of Depression?

When you feel depressed it means you feel unable to cope with negative feelings, causing you to put life on hold and withdraw from the outside world. Some of the more common symptoms are listed below. Do they sound familiar?

  • Sorting, ordering or hoarding items
  • Cleaning ourselves or items; fears of contamination
  • Repetitive thoughts - phrases or words
  • Obsessive thoughts of unwelcome thought and images
  • Avoidance of triggering situations
  • Compulsive activities caused by obsessive thoughts to reduce anxiety

How can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help you overcome your depression and feel better?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to break free from the negative cycle of depression, giving you tools and techniques you can use to feel better. Hypnotherapy helps boost your brain chemistry naturally, helping you move forward feeling more optimistic.

We'll work together at a pace that is right for you, using a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis techniques. We avoid problem talk, instead focusing on how you want things to be, rather than dwelling on negative past problems. I'll also explain very simply how our brains create depression and how this influences your behaviours and feelings. This supports you in taking small steps to think differently.

Sessions are consolidated with hypnosis, which helps bring about therapeutic change at a subconscious level, using guided relaxation techniques which allow your mind to become calmer, so you can focus on moving forwards in life, giving you the support to build new helpful patterns of behaviour and so feeling more positive and hopeful about the future.

Meet Andrew Major

Your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist HPD | DSFH

I understand how the issues of the stress and anxiety can creep up and affect your life. My own journey has had its ups and downs which became the catalyst that led me to invest in myself and train to become a professional therapist to help others transform their mental wellbeing. So, I understand you need support from someone that listens and cares.

Today, I'm an experienced professional and qualified Clinic Hypnotherapist and I'm passionate about my work. I've helped hundreds of clients like you around the world transform their life by using a powerful combination of solution focused psychotherapy with hypnosis, creating lasting and positive changes to their life so they can reach their true potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does online hypnotherapy work for depression?

Many people with depression and low mood find hypnotherapy a very calming and positive way to lift their depression and mood at a pace that works for them. In my practice, many clients prefer working online with therapists because they are more relaxed and comfortable in their own home and it means there is no travel involved. Online hypnotherapy also means you have a greater choice of therapists which is great news. I often find myself working with clients around the world via Zoom.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you lift depression by combining positive talking therapy and coaching with hypnosis. During the first half of the session, we talk and avoid analysing problems of the past or triggers specifically. Instead, we focus on your future. You’re encouraged to think and express yourself in a positive way to help you think differently. Because hypnotherapy is a brain based therapy, you’ll also learn how the brain works when we are depressed and what we can do about it moving forwards to help you feel better.

Hypnosis helps depression by using guided relaxation techniques to calm your body and mind. As you listen, you will be guided into a relaxed state of focused attention by asking you to imagine certain things. Positive suggestions are made to help you make changes subconsciously by encouraging a shift in perspective. It allows your mind to reflect on the ideas and solutions discussed during our session to understand how they can help you.

What happens at an initial consultation?

The initial consultation and assessment is one of the most important sessions, the beginning of real focus and change. Together we'll explore what you want to achieve and how many sessions may be required. I'll explain how hypnotherapy works and I'll briefly explore how the mind works in relation to your issues and how if you're willing to make changes, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals. You'll also receive a complimentary guided hypnotic relaxation audio track to listen to at home which sets the wheels in motion for your subsequent sessions.

How can hypnotherapy increase my happiness?

Sometimes called the happy chemical, because it contributes to our wellbeing, serotonin is a natural substance produced in the brain. A constant flow helps us feel more positive and act proactively, and enables us to cope with day-to-day life. Even thought and emotion we experience changes our brain chemistry, and so the level of feel good serotonin fluctuates constantly. When we feel depressed, serotonin is low, so it's no surprise that we see life from the worst possible perspective.

Hypnotherapy sessions explore the ways you engage with life and what effect doing things differently, such as the way you reflect, interact and take action, has on serotonin levels. I'll help you take small steps forward to make beneficial changes which help boost these levels naturally.


If you have any queries or questions about Hypnotherapy?

READY TO GET STARTED

With the right support change is possible. Hypnotherapy is tailored to your needs and combines
talking therapy with hypnosis to create the long-lasting solutions and change you need. Here's how it works:


1. BOOK AN INITIAL CHAT

It's FREE and we use this time to see if we're a good fit, answer your questions and ensure hypnotherapy is the best approach to achieve your results.

2. ASSESS & SUPPORT

Together we explore your needs and create a personalised treatment plan to achieve the changes you are looking for and we'll get started with individual sessions.

3. POSITIVE CHANGE

No more living with Anxiety and Stress, as you take control of your thoughts, you gain control over your feelings, actions and behaviours so you live life to the full.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY...

YOUR POSITIVE CHANGES START WITH AN INITIAL CHAT

During this call we will:

  • Talk about the problems you're experiencing
  • Explain how to overcome them
  • Tell you how hypnotherapy actually works
  • Explain the best treatments options
  • Answer all of your questions

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Just answer 24 simple yes or no questions to receive your personalised report and your results will help you get a better understanding of where you are now and provide some useful tips and small changes in specific areas that will help you boost your emotional health and wellbeing.

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