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Depression ButoonDepression is rapidly becoming one of the most serious health issues of our age. The experts believe that we have a one in five chance of experiencing depression. When it hits it affects our relationships, our sleep, our physical health, our ability to experience pleasure and our capacity to get things done. It's no surprise that the World Health Organisation (WHO) now believes this condition is the leading source of "years lived with disability"Man's Back - light

Contrary to what many people assume, depression is not sadness. In depression, we lose the ability to feel any emotion strongly. The true opposite of depression is vitality - the ability to feel a full range of emotions, including happiness, joy, pride, but also sadness and grief.

The good news is that of all the medical illnesses, depression is one of the most treatable. 80% of people with depression can be treated successfully with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two.

Hypnotherapy, combining hypnosis with psychotherapy, is particularly effective because it goes right to the heart of the issue. One of the things that keep people depressed is thinking about the past and future in negative terms.

Man's backThese are not conscious thought proceses that can be turned on or off, their roots lie in the subconscious.Hypnosis provides the means to access our subconscious mind so that we can learn new ways of thinking and develop more positive perspectives.

In particular, treatment will have the following goals

1. Provide you with a solid understanding of why you are depressed and what needs to happen in order for you to get better

2. Reduce your general level of anxiety and help with specific symptoms such as relationship issues, sleep disturbance and loss of energy

3. Enable you to develop new skills in dealing with your past, current and future life in a positive and proactive way

The actual nature and length of treatment will of course depend on you and your circumstances, but the majority of clients experience a significant improvement and are ready to cease therapy after three months.

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