Depression is a common mental health problem and worldwide more than 350 million people (of all ages) suffer from the condition. In the UK it’s estimated that about 1 in 10 will be affected by depression at some time in their life – it affects men and women and studies have shown it also affects about 4% of children age 5 to 6.
It is much more than ‘normal’ mood fluctuations and everyday emotional responses, instead lasting for weeks, months or even years. In its mildest form depression doesn’t prevent the person from leading a normal life, however, for some the problem becomes much worse causing
thoughts and even attempts of suicide.
The risk of suicide in depression is extremely high and causes deaths every year. Of the 4000 suicides reported in the UK each year, depression is thought to be responsible for at least 70% (Wilkinson, 1989). Depression continues to grow in prevalence and WHO (World Health Organisation) declared depression the 4th most debilitating condition (after heart disease, cancer and traffic accidents), predicting it to become the 2nd most debilitating by 2020.
Depression is very treatable and there are a number of approaches hypnotherapy being one of those.
Hypnotherapy Can Help
Hypnotherapy works for depression because it targets the underlying basis of depression, and completes the “unfinished business” that otherwise continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors. With hypnotherapy, the person can go down deeper to their traumatic experiences, memories and stored emotions, which means they can quickly release them from the mind and body.
"You either control your mind or it controls you"