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Hypnotherapy for Depression in Newcastle

If you are considering getting professional help with Hypnotherapy for Depression in Newcastle there are some useful things you can do for yourself before making an appointment.

The term Depression is both a medical diagnosis and a word that we all use that means something considerably different to a diagnosed condition. One of the more useful distinctions you can make is knowing the difference between normal depression and real clinical depression.

Hypnotherapy for Depression in Newcastle

Normal Depression Is, Well, Normal

People perhaps like you will often say they are depressed when the light nights come to and end and the clocks go back one hour.  People can report feeling depressed going back to work after a holiday, think school teachers who have comparatively longer holidays than most.

Depression is categorised as a response to loss. Loss can mean losing a job, a partner, a favored pet, a loved one or even your home. How people respond to this is called depression. Depression is a normal response to loss. This is called a reactive depression and will, given time usually sort itself out. The joy’s in your life will return.

When depression is not normal, and the symptoms are lasting a long time, more than two weeks ( actually I think ‘normal’ depression can last far, far longer ) you may be considering hypnotherapy for depression in Newcastle.

Clinical depression symptoms can vary widely and may include an inability to feel pleasure ( anhedonia ), lack of ability to move and function ( psycho-motor retardation ) and suicidal ideation. The Samaritans are good to call for the latter.

So making the distinction between normal depression and clinical depression will best be done not just by yourself, after all you are the best person to know yourself. But by seeing your doctor and exploring the options they can present you with.

I am no strong favorite of anti-depression medication except in the most extreme cases where they really can help. It is a frightening statistic that there were 64 million prescriptions for anti depressants in the UK in 2016.  There is also research that states anti depressants are about as effective as a placebo.

Hypnotherapy for Depression in Newcastle

When you are looking to explore a psychological approach to assisting you out of your depression and appreciating getting the colour back in your life, it will be a good positive step in the right direction to helping yourself.

Loss can be difficult to overcome on your own. Seeking professional hypnotherapy Newcastle can make the crucial difference in your recovery, helping you both find new meanings and resuscitating the enjoyment that can be found in abundance in life.

You can find out if you would like me to work with you as the relationship between client and hypnotherapist is an incredibly important aspect of working together and you making the kinds of changes you need to make.

You can arrange a free consultation by completing and returning the questionnaire or calling 0770 481 8467 and leaving your name, telephone number and a brief message.

Anxious Thoughts Newcastle Hypnotherapy

Newcastle Hypnotherapy offers help and coaching to assist you in finding freedom from your anxious thoughts.

The trouble with anxious thoughts is they are very difficult to stop and they are just about impossible to stop with other thoughts. After all how do you stop a cloud with a cloud or a wave with a wave?

Anxious thoughts, when they run wild, changing how you feel, yes thoughts can change your emotional state, are usually non-conscious ways of trying to discover solutions, ways out of problems that may even be unsolvable.

Hypnotherapy Newcastle Anxious Thoughts

There are lots of wonderful ideas such as mindfullness and lately three principles that advocate a psychological approach to a solution. Sometimes a person actually get’s the concept of ‘just thoughts’ more often than not you don’t.

Approaches like Buddhism or Avedavidanta are life long practices where some form of Yoga ( Hatha or even Raja ) are essential aspects of doing more than just psychological development.  They are, at least initially, effortful practice.

Hypnotherapy Newcastle for Anxiety is more than a quick fix. You will need to address the behaviours that are creating anxiety and will require effort to create new habits and also to drop problematic habits.

We live in a technological age, where many people are wanting a quick fix to everything. And you have to check your own honest experience here, it usually doesn’t happen that way no matter how many self books or online apps you have. At least not for the real problems you face in life.

If these quick fixes or ‘life hacks’ ( I hate that term ), which are essentially effortless, really worked, for instance the UK governments appalling diet advice to combat obesity and metabolic syndrome, we would be seeing real change in peoples wellbeing, mental health and positive human interactions. We are not.

Trying to pause, stop and change negative anxious and stress causing thoughts with a positive ones is challenging at best. Getting the concept, ‘its just thoughts’, into practice takes a kind of committed effort. Making changes with concepts alone and missing the practical experience seems doomed to fail.

You are much more than your thoughts. You are your behaviours ( which may include thoughts ), your relationships and your environment. You are a very complex system of interactions and drives and importantly habits.

To get help and assistance making changes to anxious thoughts with Newcastle Hypnotherapy you can consider making changes in both your environment and your behaviours gives a great deal of scope to discover yourself what works best for you. This is almost certain to include stopping certain behaviours in specific environments.

If you take a careful and critical exploration of your habits and environment, you could find as an example that you really have no need to check your phone anywhere as much as you do. Phones are designed to grab your attention, to make you dependent on them, in my opinion addictive. They also steal your time from many interactions you could be having. Do phones create long term unhappiness?

Finally it is valuable to consider the anxiety inducing problems. These seem to me to be about a lack of doing and a lot of overthinking and overplanning. We all know the concept or definition of happiness but how many people are doing what makes them happy, its certainly not sitting with anxious thoughts.

So there may well be a huge value in doing as opposed to thinking when it comes to changing anxious thought patterns with Newcastle Hypnotherapy where change is likely to be effortful, paced and not without fun.