While depression is common among the masses, few people fully understand what depression is and how it actually affects you. Depression can range from mild, to severe and may even affect the individual’s relationships.
Depression is a state of mind wherein we are in two different psychological states, often referred to as ‘hedonic adaptive’. The person experiences a depressed mood, also known as melancholia, accompanied by feelings of pessimism, guilt, low self-esteem, and other mood-related emotional disorders. The mood swings can be very short-lived and then transition into a mood that is almost hyper-agitative.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used in combination with the Hypnotherapy technique to help the client gain understanding of the state of depression and then ways of dealing with the symptoms. CBT is used for the client to understand that the basic reason behind their unhappiness lies in their perception of themselves rather than the external environment.
Depressive illness, such as clinical depression, is a result of the biological reasons for depression being triggered by the person’s history and subsequent life experiences. It is believed that the biological effects of childhood experiences, such as the events that caused the death of a parent or sibling, lead to a dysfunctional or unhealthy way of living.
Since a victim is not coping with these problems, he/she will often go through rapid mood swings and anxious or fearful thoughts. Thus, the person suffering from depression will go through various emotional states of despondency, as well as physical problems, for example, nausea and increased heart rate.
This kind of disorder has a very serious impact on a person’s thinking pattern and relationships. In order to reduce or eliminate the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness, they must be able to change the way they perceive and approach life. They must be able to understand the underlying causes of their unhappiness.
There are many available therapies for depressive illness. With the gradual development of medicine and sciences, medicines have been developed which assist the treatment of depression. But for people who do not want medication or do not have money to spend on medications, hypnotherapy is an alternative option.
For some people, hypnotherapy is their best option because they know how to deal with the underlying causes of their problems. The sessions with the therapist will allow the client to gradually become more relaxed. Often the patient becomes anxious about getting the next session as he realizes that he has come a long way from his depression stage.
Hypnotherapy helps in dissolving the past stress that the patient is experiencing. The stress level is the cause of the sad emotional feelings, which cause the client to experience higher levels of unhappiness. After a therapy session, the client will feel happier than he has ever felt before.
The good news is that after the therapy sessions, the treatment will not need to be continued unless the client wants to go on. If they are overly pessimistic about their future, then the therapy session should not be continued.
The good thing about this method is that the client is not dependent on the therapist and there is no risk of drug addiction. Therefore, it is a safe, effective, and cheap method to treat depression.