People who are depressed often do not realise that there are some simple and often highly effective approaches to help you begin putting your life back on track. Hypnotherapy combined with a range of additional tools can help you to defeat depression and re-build your sense of being in control. And whilst we would never guarantee you will feel happier and healthier for the rest of your life, our intention is to create and sustain a more positive daily experience, irrespective of your past.
We all do our best to work through difficult times. Some of us seem to succeed relatively comfortably whilst others struggle. And of course life does throw up some very difficult challenges at times. What is important is that you can get help when you need it. The earlier you do so the easier it is to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering. Of course we cannot guarantee that nothing will ever go wrong in your life. That would be unrealistic. What we do offer you are ways of becoming even more resourceful. We will also work hand in hand with your GP and other professionals where appropriate to ensure you receive the best help available.
Depression can be a controversial and very touchy subject, especially for those who are suffering and for their loved ones. There are well researched and documented definitions of ‘depression’. There are also standardised treatments. The NHS currently tends to favour a mix of medication and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and this certainly helps some people. You should also be aware, however, that medication for ‘depression’ is a very big business. There are a lot of drug companies ready and willing to promote medications which may have a limited or even damaging effect on a person’s life. If you want a scientific and unbiased review of how drug companies can sometimes exploit this ever growing ‘condition’ it is worth reading Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre.
Of course, if you are seriously worried or feel at risk of self-harming or suicide you really should contact your GP or the emergency services. If however you have simply been feeling somewhat low for a while it is worth exploring a range of other approaches. There is a useful, simple self-assessment here at the NHS Choices site.