Lifting the veil of depression / low moods

Depression is perhaps the most common psychological disorder in the world today and is a major factor in the break up of relationships, problems at work and an overall lack of motivation. Often, when low moods occur the individual will isolate themselves from the outside world, and refuse to engage with others. Severity can range from being almost totally dysfunctional to having some of the symptoms associated with the illness.

Depressed mood and sometimes fearlessness.

Sleep disturbance.

Loss of energy and/or appetite.

Increased appetite and increased weight gain.

Infertility and sexual problems.

Loss of pleasure or interest in usual activities.

Isolation / Social withdrawal.

Difficulties in thinking, concentrating, etc…

Take back control of your life; don’t let depression take control of you!

Some of the above symptoms can be treated specifically – insomnia, eating disorders and lack of concentration are examples. Often depression is exacerbated or even made worse by substance abuse – alcohol, drugs or cigarette smoking. Alcohol can act as a depressant and affect your sleep. Drugs can kill. Smoking can cause a multitude of problems.

People who drink alcohol or take drugs to help them cope with situations will invariably make themselves worse. Those around them will invariably also be affected by this behaviour.

With appropriate hypnotherapy, depression/low mood is one of the most treatable disorders. It has a dramatically lower rate of relapse than with anti-depressants alone and is now considered the most effective treatment, even in severe cases, enabling the client to focus on solving problems and engage fully in life again.

When you control your mood you can control your "habits" and those destructive "habits" that affect you and those around you. With appropriate help, you will feel so much better in yourself and kick those coping mechanisms that you will invariably turn to in times of low moods and stress. Remember that illegal drugs can cause a multitude of psychological disorders. I have seen quite a few individuals in my previous career as a carer with permanent drug-related brain damage and health problems. Alcohol will cause so many health problems in the present and irreversible problems in the future. Smoking will kill you and those around you with passive smoking if this is another coping mechanism for you.

So you can see that with hypnotherapy you will have a better outlook and future and those around you will benefit too.

If you have serious drug and alcohol problems then it would be advantageous to treat your condition with the help of your GP and other health care professionals along with hypnotherapy. We can discuss this approach in the initial consultation if you feel that you will benefit from my approach. Everything that is discussed is treated with confidentiality.

​​​​​​​I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.