The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say “I’m depressed” when in fact they mean “I’m fed up because I’ve had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job”, etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly.
With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks. Symptoms can also become severe enough to interfere with normal day-to-day activities.
Many people know when they are depressed. However, some people do not realise when they are depressed. They may know that they are not right and are not functioning well but don’t know why. Some people think that they have a physical illness – for example, if they lose weight.
feeling constantly sad, anxious or empty
lack of energy
restlessness and irritability
feeling worthless, helpless or guilty
loss of interest in hobbies or activities
difficulty concentrating and making decisions
changes in sleep patterns
changes in appetite
thoughts of death or suicide
persistent physical symptoms, such as headaches and digestive disorders.
The success of hypnotherapy depends greatly on the client’s ability to follow instructions and a personal desire for change. As such, hypnotherapy results vary from person to person and I cannot offer any guarantee of success. If you do not want to change, for yourself, you are advised to seek help through other avenues. If you have been sent by another practitioner, then you need to decide on what changes need to be made.