Depression is an invention of a Western-led monetised medical system. Before the invention of a modern medical system people were sad or had melancholia and then they had to get over their troubles and carry on with their life. Today people are seduced into inactivity by supposed pharmacological solutions to depression that have no more researched clinical effectiveness than talking to someone else about your troubles. Drug companies however are making billions out of these drugs.
If you are depressed you need to change your body and change your mind proactively, and hypnotherapy for depression can help you do that.
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers depression to be the number one mental illness in the world today. The interesting thing is though that some African tribes actually have no word for depression, so what does this tell us?
Well either depression is a symptom of an industrialised evolved society or people are being over-diagnosed and drugged for profit. Sure, there are some kinds of depression, such as bipolar disorder, which have a serious biologic basis but the vast majority of people hanging the sign for depression over their heads are being conned.
The way to beat depression is to start to think and act differently more and more on a regular basis. Depression is part of the grieving cycle where you believe you have lost something, but you can get stuck in that stage of the cycle and become despondent, pessimistic and have doom-laden thoughts. You may become comfortably attached to those negative ways of thinking and acting which create a descending spiral into inactivity and despair which in reality can only truly be broken by going through a healing crisis and deciding that you want to live differently.
Hypnotherapy for depression can help you change your thought pattens, behaviours and emotional experiences. Hypnosis reaches deep into the unconscious mind and helps you install new ways of thinking, acting and reacting. Hypnotherapists are trained behaviourists who make suggestions to your unconscious mind in a way that it understands and accepts and motivates you during hypnotherapy to create depression relief. So really the hypnotist is doing hypnosis with you for “undepression”.
Happiness and depression cannot be experienced at the same time as they are polar opposites. The body only, biologically, has the capacity to experience one or the other in any given particular moment. With hypnotic experiences hypnotherapists help you break the depressive state and reinstall the happiness state so the depressed state ceases to exist. It is like fire and water: water puts out fire, but intense fire evaporates water. So what hypnotherapists do during hypnosis is help you to evaporate the depressive state and reinvent the state of happiness.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BSHc, ND – Sydney is an internationally recognised and qualified clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, counsellor, medical herbalist, medical nutritionist and naturopath who holds a degree, post-graduate advanced diploma and doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy and a degree in natural medicine. She is the Director of the Australian Health and Education Centre in Sydney. For many years Tracie has helped many people overcome depression on a daily basis with hypnotherapy to go on to have a happier, healthier, more rewarding life.