Anxiety & DepressionUntil recently the go to intervention for anxiety and depression was the prescription of anti-depressants, and unfortunately in some quarters this is still the case. However, the NICE guidelines now suggest a therapy first approach to anxiety and depression reduction, usually Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  but does Hypnosis, as a therapy, help?

Let’s think about this for a moment.

CBT is designed to help you challenge the way you have been thinking and behaving, and then change that to a more positive way of thinking and behaving. And, this is done on a cognitive (conscious thought) level. Now, if we consider that around 90%-95% of our thoughts and behaviours are driven by our unconscious values, beliefs and stored experiences, does it not make sense that in order to make those changes then we’d need to access those unconscious ‘areas’ in order to change them? 

Over time, we can change how we think and feel, but it takes mental effort and a lot of time and will-power. CBT is normally offered over a period of 6 to 8 weeks. What if, on a cognitive level those changes take longer to take effect. Does a person carry on doing the exercises without the support of a therapist or do they just say to themselves ‘well that didn’t work’ and give up, resolving to the idea that they can’t change and resigning themselves to a rather bleak future.

Is there an alternative?

There have been many scientific studies done on the use of Hypnosis to relieve or even irradicate anxiety and depression and they are show that the use of Hypnosis therapy has had a very positive effect on peoples lives. And, because Hypnosis can get to the root of the issue much faster, you will notice the changes in just one or two sessions, allowing you to live a much happier, freer and more fulfilling life.

When you tap into your subconscious mind, via Hypnosis, you can release the thing(s) that are causing you have your symptoms, and reprogramme them to something more positive, more useful and more powerful. You will feel much less anxious about the future and you can irradicate the depression that’s been holding you back.

Here's what to do next:

This process begins with you.

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