Treating Depression with Hypnosis
Depression has become a widespread disease and symptoms can take many forms. There are anxious-agitated types and lethargic types. Psychotic, major depression comes with delusions, such as delusions of poverty, guilt, or sin. These cannot be treated with hypnosis. However, many cases of depression remain undetected or untreated because the affected person is afraid of seeing a doctor. Also, symptoms are not always clearly attributable to depression, so people are not always aware that they need help.
Treatment of Depression
Generally, depression can be treated well. Psychotherapy, medication, new hobbies or exercise might help. For winter depression, light therapy is a good method of treatment.
However, depression is often caused by unresolved underlying emotional problems, conflicts or traumas. Psychotherapy seeks to work through these underlying conflicts and emotions so the client becomes aware of them. With awareness, old conflicts can be resolved and the depression disappears.
Hypnotherapy has the same objective: easily and quickly identifying and resolving the underlying problems.
Depression and Hypnosis
Cause-oriented hypnosis has proven very effective in the treatment of depression. If we experience something painful, in many cases we tend to dissociate from it, so this unpleasant experience does not belong to our conscious mind anymore. Specific events can be worked on excellently with hypnosis.
It has often been the case that the triggering event was not the cause but merely the occasion for the depression. Often, other underlying painful loss or separation experiences of the early years have been its real cause. These events might have happened during early childhood and before speech acquisition. If current events have activated early traumas, those provide the psychic energy for depression. Thus, if the hidden root causes are found and processed via hypnoanalysis, then the depression will disappear.