DEPRESSION AND LOW MOOD
Specialist Clinical Hypnotherapy In Bolton Tailored to Your Needs
About Depression and Low Mood - The Signs and Symptoms
Low mood and depression can profoundly affect your mood, meaning that you can feel extremely sad and ‘down.’ It commonly involves problems with sleeping, either excessively sleeping or difficulty sleeping enough (insomnia) and you can feel exhausted regardless of the amount of sleep you get.
You may also experience feelings such as frustration, guilt, anger and you can find that you are easily irritable and have difficulty concentrating. It might be that you lose your appetite or increase the amount you eat, perhaps seeking comfort in food.
The impact and experience of depressed mood leads to feelings of, and a sense of, worthlessness and hopelessness. You can find it hard to relax and unwind and experience low self-esteem and self-confidence.
You may lose interest in usual activities you enjoy.
This mood state is often reactive to a life event currently or recently experienced such as bereavement, relationship issues, relationship breakdown, financial problems, employment problems, illness. Alternatively it may not appear to be connected to any particular life event.
Where this mood state becomes depression is when it becomes chronic and enduring. Symptoms become more acute and also include intense feelings of hopelessness and may also manifest in thoughts of suicide or harming yourself.
Specialist Clinical Hypnotherapy for Low Mood and Depression in Bolton at Positive Change
Specialist clinical hypnotherapy at Positive Change Hypnotherapy in Bolton can help you deal with low mood and depression.
If you experience depression and anxiety is it important that both conditions are treated. Please see our page on anxiety and depression here.
We specialise in clinical hypnotherapy treatment for anxiety and depression as well as low mood, depression or other emotional issues.
Your treatment for depression or low mood is tailored and responsive to your needs and experiences.
Our specialist clinical hypnotherapist, Stuart Rose has an appropriate background in and knowledge of psychology as well as psychotherapy, including training and qualification in both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and clinical hypnotherapy.
Through clinical hypnotherapy grounded in psychology and a cognitive-behavioural approach and techniques, we address the psychological, emotional and physical components to help you feel calmer, more balanced and stable, increasingly confident and self-assured, able to let the light in bit by bit as we work together to lift the depression and you move forward in your life.
There is also research evidence that cognitive hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for depression and can be more effective that cognitive behavioural therapy alone. The effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy was maintained at six month and twelve month follow ups. See the reference below.
In addition to this, as a complementary therapy, I can offer you specialist clinical hypnotherapy alongside treatment your doctor may be prescribing, such as an antidepressant, working together to help you manage and find relief from symptoms of depression, deal with any underlying issues and to move forwards again.
Perhaps you have recently come off antidepressants with the agreement of your prescribing doctor. Again clinical hypnotherapy can be be of assistance to you here as a complementary therapy and part of your plan, helping you move out of depression.
Stuart also draws on his extensive experience of the practice of mindfulness when helping you to deal with depression as this helps to ease the symptoms of depression as well as anxiety.
Stuart has experience of helping clients over the years through specialist clinical hypnotherapy for depression and through cognitive behavioural therapy. His qualifications, background and experience mean he is in a relatively unique position amongst hypnotherapists to be able to assist you.
It has been a privilege to help clients move out of depression and find more fulfilment, enjoyment and happiness in their lives.
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The next step:
Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for appropriate medical care and intervention.
If you are experiencing crisis, have never approached your GP about depression but suspect you have it, or are suicidal or having suicidal thoughts, you should first of all seek medical attention.
If possible you should see your GP. Contact your GP and make an appointment.
If you need to see your GP quickly, ask for an emergency appointment.
If out of hours phone: 111. This is free to call, connects you to a full trained advisor and offers you help with urgent healthcare needs, directing you to the right local service
If you think your life is in danger, perhaps from seriously harming yourself, you should go to A+E or call an ambulance by phoning: 999. Alternatively, ask some else to take you or call.
The Samaritans also offer a 24 hour helpline for those in need and this can be accessed by calling: 116 123.
Clinical hypnotherapy is not a crisis intervention for acute clinical depression where the primary priority is safety from harm to self or others.
Assen Alladin & Alisha Alibhai (2007) Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Depression: An Empirical Investigation, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 55:2, 147-166, DOI: 10.1080/00207140601177897