The World Health Organisation (WHO) documents that 264 million people across the globe suffer from depression.
It is a leading cause of disability worldwide, is a major contributor to the “overall global burden of disease”, and can also lead to suicide.
It affects all ages but afﬂicts more women than men.
It can cripple functionality in many areas of life, rendering null and void the ability to work, socialise and maintain healthy relationships.
It manifests itself in many ways both physically and emotionally.
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
From an indication perspective, if someone has been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, they may be suffering from depression:
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
- Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Moving or talking more slowly
- Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
- Difﬁculty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Difﬁculty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Appetite and/or weight changes
- Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
In its severest form, depression accounts for more than 50% of global suicides and thus represents one of the most serious health issues.
No two people are affected the same way by depression and there is no “one-size-ﬁts-all” for treatment.
Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.
How Hypnosis can help
Hypnosis can offer constructive help.
Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique that can help you feel like you again, providing a mental roadmap that positively clariﬁes your view of the world.
It can return your self-control and reduce the feelings of depression and anxiety.
Hypnosis is entirely collaborative and begins with a conversation to establish your goals. Only when we have decided on the correct course, will the hypnosis begin.
It is an effective approach in dealing with the problems that depression can lead to – issues across the spectrum of life.
It will identify those areas and aspects affected most and will improve coping abilities, address past potential causes, and ﬁnd renewed hope and positivity.
My ‘Brain Training for Creating Joy and Happiness’ program uses hypnosis and other techniques to help you lift depression by enabling you to re-focus and to ﬁnd ways to create JOY in your life again.
Whether our sessions are face-to-face in person or online, hypnosis can help you live in the now and create joy in your life again!
Email me at hello@KatinaChapman.co.uk
Call me on (01502) 587341
And let the changes begin!