hypnosis therapy for depression

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you to change the way you think about depression

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

Hypnosis Therapy For Depression

The problem

THOUGHTS

Negative thinking can take over your life, “I’m a failure”, “life’s not worth living”, “it’s my fault” are all very common thought processes when you suffer from depression. You may find yourself procrastinating over the simplest of things including worrying about the past or the future.

FEELINGS

The feelings created by depression can vary from feeling overwhelmed in situations, being unhappy,  irritable or frustrated to having low self-esteem, feeling or emptiness, sadness or upset.

BEHAVIOURS

Depression can change the way you act leading you to withdraw from others and stop you from enjoying your activities. You may find you lack concentration and find it hard to complete everyday chores.

PHYSICAL

Physical symptoms can include having less energy, feeling tired or run down. You may also have disturbed sleeping patterns. It’s not uncommon to have aches and pains that can’t be explained, change in weight and appetite, loss of libido or even constipation.

Types of depression

the NHS categories depression into three types

Mild depression can often improve by itself and a doctor may recommend you wait it out. You will usually have a follow-up appointment in a few weeks to monitor your progress.

Sometimes talking through your feelings can be of huge benefit and this can be with friends, family or even local helpful groups. Your doctor may recommend self-help books or mental health apps.

Mild to moderate depression can be treated with all the above but the doctor may also recommend some form of talking therapy which could be counseling, CBT or indeed hypnotherapy.

Moderate to severe depression can be treated with a combination of talking therapy and antidepressants and particularly, if your depression is quite severe the doctor may refer you to a mental health team made up of psychologists, psychiatrists or specialist nurses.

The most important thing to understand is that depression can be treated. There are lots of resources and experts on hand to help you feel better.

Imagine I gave you a board game you had never played before.

Could you play or beat me?

Now imagine I spent time with you teaching you the rules of the game, how the pieces moved and then practiced with you. 

Now could you play or beat me?

(Bobby Jon Hook)


Client reviews 

What Clients think


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Bobby has been an absolute blessing, I was very nervous and in a bad place when I first went to see him but he soon put me at ease and after an emotional first session, I actually felt lighter when I left, and after a few weeks started feeling much more positive and really started believing there was light at the end of the tunnel, he is very easy to talk too and I actually looked forward to my sessions with him.

Jacki Lee

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I had been to a hypnotist before for anxiety but found them very unhelpful. Bobby however is brilliant! Makes you feel totally at ease from the moment you meet him. And I’m a completely different person now. He explains things in such a way that just makes sense of how your crazy brain is working. Definitely recommend to anyone that needs to change their way of thinking for whatever reason. 

Emma Ingram

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Bobby helped me through an exceptionally challenging time at work, providing both immediate respite and a long term perspective, complemented by a range of tools and techniques, that has enabled me to stay in control when stress and anxiety mounts. Several years later, I still listen to Bobby's audio file whenever I need to find a little peace. 

Ed

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What can I say, this guy is amazing! He gave me the tools I needed to get me onto a sure footing. I cannot thank him enough. At 63 years of age you would think one would know better but he taught me so much. How I wish I'd met him years ago, my life would have made more sense. On I go into the future taking one day at a time, having fun but if not then knowing what to do to shift my thinking and feelings to a better place. 

Peter Scott-Jones

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