To overcome depression through Self Hypnosis, the first step you need tom take is to understand your depression and identify the factors which could be causing it.
Depression is characterized by immense distress, persistent feeling of dejection and gloominess. Clinical depression is an extreme stage of depression leading to other disorders and requires a clinical or psychiatric intervention.
Depression can be attributed to the mental, emotional, cognitive, environmental, genetic, psychological and biochemical factors having a major influence on the brain, perception and thought process.Scientific evidences prove that the neurotransmitters to the brain are altered in the depressed individuals.
Brain imaging and mapping techniques like the MRI, CT and EEG have shown parts of brain that influence sleep, diurnal variations, mood and thought process, to function differently in individuals with clinical depression.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Depression:
- Depressed or low mood, Mood swing
- Low confidence levels
- Lacking self-esteem
- Feeling hopeless and helpless, pessimistic and restless
- Persistent dreariness, despair and misery
- Extreme dullness and lack of concentration
- Suicidal tendencies
- Chronic headaches along with anxiety
Depression also affects appetite changes. The person may abstain from eating or may indulge in binge eating which may lead to either weight loss or gain respectively. Other digestive problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastritis may also result from prolonged depression.
Alternative Method Of Treating Depression through Self Hypnosis:
According to a study conducted in 2007 aimed at improving the uses and outreach of hypnosis, hypnotherapy has been proved to be better at treating depression with minimal side effects compared to any other method.
How Self Hypnosis helps overcome Depression:
During a Self Hypnosis session the individual ‘confronts’ his past negative traumatic experiences at various stages and levels of his sub-conscious mind. As the individual goes into a deep induced trance-like state of relaxation and hypnosis, positive and assertive thoughts are ‘introduced’ to change the mind’s thought process at a sub-conscious level.
This can be achieved by various methods which include guided imagery, meditation and relaxation techniques. Reinforcing positive thoughts and inculcating them at a state where the mind is more ‘receptive’ helps release depression. All the deep-rooted factors behind the depression which may be difficult to access in a conscious state are ‘unveiled’ in the hypnotic state thus helping to get them removed and replaced with positive thoughts.
How To Practise Self Hypnosis:
To practise self hypnosis the first thing you’ll need is a strong will and desire to overcome your depression
Plus there are a lot of videos, articles and DVDs available online. Such videos relax your mind and help it to explore your innermost sanctum of peace and quietude.
Here’s one you can try out:
Hypnotherapy is an effective way to overcome depression and anxiety. However, a proper diagnosis and consultation with a certified practitioner is necessary and advisable before you start with hypnotherapy.