CBT / Hypnotherapy for Depression and Low Mood

We all feel down from time to time. But sometimes we just can't shake it off and seem to get stuck into a downward spiral. We start convincing ourselves that we will never feel better again. However, studies show that when people get out of this unhelpful way of thinking, they go back to seeing things in a more positive and balanced way. It's the thinking that keeps the depression and low mood going.

Hard life events, such as divorce, bereavement or redundancy, can send us down this spiral. Feelings of sadness or anger in response to life's events are normal, but you don't have to suffer - there is help available.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy will help you adapt your thinking so you stay well. You may think that nothing is going to help, you may have tried pills, and still feel low. Hypnotherapy will demonstrate that you can feel better. And results can be surprisingly quick.

The symptoms of depression are wide-ranging and can include feeling tired all the time, trouble sleeping, problems with eating, sadness, guilt, can't be bothered to do anything, irritability, inability to make decisions. If you are suffering, you will recognise these and will have a further list of your own. But you can recover. Once you think like the person you want to be, you will soon feel and behave like that too.

If you want to see if you can do-it-yourself, try this terrific website, run by Chris Williams of Glasgow University. Dr David Burns' book The Feeling Good Handbook is a great way of understanding depression, with lots of effective self-help approaches.

There are some very helpful factsheets produced for World Health Day by the World Health Organisation. The factsheets provide general information on the characteristics of depression and how depression can be prevented and treated. They include practical advice on what to do. You can find them here.

If you want a guiding hand, get in touch with me 075309 11087 - or email me sorted@carolinebrowntherapy.com and start feeling better quickly.

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