Depression is one of the hardest conditions for doctors to treat. There is clear mind/body connection when it comes to depression and without treating both the mental and physical causes of depression it’s almost impossible to relieve the symptoms of the depression. Millions of people every year are affected by depression to some degree. Some people have depression that is so deep that they can’t function in the world and drug therapy doesn’t seem to help.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the drugs that are used to treat depression and as a result many people are hesitant to take prescription drugs for depression because of the possible side effects. Two of the most often prescribed medications for depression list as suicidal thoughts and depression as a side effect. If depression is a side effect of a drug prescribed to treat depression it’s really no wonder that people are looking elsewhere for depression treatments that don’t have such serious side effects.
Hypnosis is becoming more and more widely used as a treatment for depression. Even though there is no such thingas a miracle cure, hypnosis is the closest that the medical community has come to a cure for depression. Hypnosis, by eliminating the psychological aspects of depression, can wipe out depression for some patients in as little as two or three hypnosis sessions. Hypnosis for depression should be performed only by a trained hypnotist that has a lot of experience. A hypnotist that isn’t well versed in treating depression using hypnosis might end up doing more harm than good, and self-hypnosis treatment for depression is not a good idea.
You can use self-hypnosis to help manage the symptoms of your depression. Stress and tension are hallmarks of depression, and self-hypnosis can be a good way to combat those symptoms. But in order to really eradicate the cause of the depression you will need to get help from a trained hypnotist who knows exactly the right type of hypnotic suggestions to plant in your subconscious during therapy to eliminate your depression.
If you or someone that you love suffers from depression and drug therapy doesn’t seem to be working, or if you’re reluctant to try drug therapy because of the possible side effects, it’s worth taking the time to find a trained hypnotist in your area to meet with. Clinical studies have shown over and over again that hypnosis is an effective treatment for depression. Since it’s safe and has no side affects you have nothing to lose by trying it.
You can ask your doctor for recommendations to find a qualified hypnotist in your area or you can go online and look for an alternative medical directory. You can also ask family and friends for recommendations. Just make sure that you look for a hypnotist with a background in psychology or medicine and just a certificate saying they can perform hypnosis.
Some medical experts do express a little concern about the use of hypnosis as a treatment for depression because of the possibility that if the hypnotist isn’t well trained the hypnotic suggestions that are used might end up being more damaging and actually increasing the depression.
Because of this slight risk you should only get help for depression from a hypnotist that has a psychological background and has training in the use of clinical hypnosis. Someone that is certified to use hypnosis to treat addictions or to help with weight loss is probably not the best type of hypnotist to see if you need to get help for serious depression. Hypnosis can be a very effective treatment for depression but just like any treatment it should be done by someone trained to do it the most effective way possible.
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