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If you are suffering from depression, then life generally seems pretty bleak.  Depressed moods tend to cause people to avoid doing things they ‘don’t feel like’, even when it is important.  Lack of energy, motivation, confidence, as well as social and other interests can give rise to multiple duvet days, and further avoidance of anything remotely challenging.

Many people become numb to the world, defunct of feeling anything either positive (or even negative), and fall into a state of apathy, which may also be tinged with anxiety and/ or short temper. There can also be physical consequences such as migraine, IBS, lowered immune system, increased of existing chronic pain.  The bottom line is that you know that it can’t go on like this, and you want to do better.  If this sounds familiar you, then keep reading…..

Hypnotherapy to Help with Depression

Clinical hypnosis to help with depression symptoms and its causes is suitable for all kinds of depressed moods in just about everybody.   We use Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.  This approach is all about getting you moving and thinking forward.

The whole aim is to stimulate healthy brain chemical responses to life’s positive aspects by encouraging you on both a conscious and subconscious level to think, act, and interact positively.  This is how you can reconnect with your innate intellectual resources, and turn a downward spiral into an upward spiral, which is self-sustaining and rewarding!

How does Hypnotherapy for Depression work?

When we operate from the main cortex of the brain, the intellectual part, we’re not overly negative.  In fact, we are generally very optimistic and positive.  We probably meet adversity with light hearted humor!

What happens in the world is ambiguous, but we try to read meaning into it.  We’ve all heard the term ‘rose tinted spectacles’.  Well, you can think of depression as the opposite.  The stories we tell ourselves are more significant than the actual events, and this is where we can literally create or sabotage our own happiness. 

How can Hypnotherapy help with Depression?

When we are operating from the primitive parts of the brain (think fight, flight or freeze), where we respond instinctively, we will always respond to these events with depression, anxiety, and anger, or a combination of all three. We often respond subconsciously following learned patterns and templates of behaviour, that are not consistent with you being at your best.

This is done by positive interaction, positive thought, and positive activity.  We won’t tell you what to do, but we do know the right questions to ask to get you thinking in a useful way, so that you can get your serotonin flowing!

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How many sessions will I need in total?

Practice makes perfect, and being happy, motivated, confidence, producing and upbeat is no exception. In order to achieve this, we have to engage both areas of the brain.  Hypnosis is when use both areas focus on the same thing, and when we do this regularly we can affect our physiology and lift depression in a most significant and self-sustaining way.

The tangled web of depression can take varying amounts of time to untangle, but it is always a short-term therapeutic process.  The causes of depression do not need to be understood in detail, in order to get back on top.  That’s why the solution focused approach encourages you to think about things that are positive for you.  The mind cannot be focused on the positive and the negative simultaneously, so when the positives become your main theme you will be well on your way.

Progress will depend on your willingness to engage with the conscious process, so that we can get the most out of hypnosis.  The severity of the depression is also a factor, but we normally see people for up to 12 sessions in order to establish solid patterns, which are self-sustaining.

Is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for me?

If you want to a feel happy, motivated, confident, relaxed and content, whilst achieving your worthwhile personal, social and professional goals, then Changes Welcome Hypnotherapy is probably for you.

You might want to improve your relationships or establish new ones.  You might want to be more productive, engage more in activities, hobbies, and social events, or just lift your mood and get out of a rut.  The Solution Focused Hypnotherapy approach is suitable for just about everybody who wants to get a better deal from life.

Because we not only believe you can change, we know that you can! After all, the vast majority of us have all the same parts of the brain in-tact, but it’s what we do with it that counts.  Our practitioners are experts in the field of solution focused clinical and performance hypnosis, and we always apply an evidence-based and scientific approach, which takes into account the latest research in neuroscience.

Why choose Changes Welcome?

With over 500 successful client cases in Stroud Valleys, Bristol and broader Gloucestershire areas, we have a lot of experience.  We constantly keep up to date with latest training and research, and we always act in our client’s best interest.

Everybody is treated farily, and we do not judge anybody.  What we do is to offer education and absolute clarity on how you can turn things around quickly and effectively.  We ask good questions, and explore the outcomes with you.

Choosing a coach or therapist is a personal choice, so it’s very important that you choose a hypnotherapist whom you feel comfortable with.  Why not book an initial consultation and find out for yourself, if this is right for you?

With appointments for Coaching and Hypnotherapy in Stroud (Nailsworth) and Bristol, we are the first choice for expert help with Depression in your local area.  Take a look at what our clients say about us, and make the right decision to get in touch with a Changes Welcome hypnotherapist today.

Liane Ulbricht-Kazan


Liane Ulbricht-Kazan Senior Hypnotherapist, Transformational Coach

Sam Little

DSFH, CNHC, BA(hons)

Sam Little Clinical & Performance Hypnotherapist

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