Depression is a mood disorder. Depression mostly involves feelings such as anger, loss, or sadness that affect a person’s overall life and everyday activities to a great extent.
Individuals experience depression in several ways. Depression can affect your daily work, resulting in lower productivity. It can also affect your relations and may lead to some chronic health conditions if not treated time and adequately.
It’s vital to understand that feeling down is absolutely normal in life. Sad and disturbing events happen to every person. But, if you’re hopeless or down on a frequent basis, you could be suffering from depression.
Depression is common
It’s a widespread disorder. The CDC- Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 8% of adults in the USA had depression in any given 2-week period.
Similarly, around one million people in Australia are suffering from this order. In the UK, one in six female and one in eight male experience this disorder at some time in their lifetime.
Happily, you can treat depression just like physical illness, and effective treatments of depression are available. The sooner you will seek support, the sooner you will recover.
Treating Depression Naturally
Depression is a serious mental issue that can get even worse if not treated wisely. Those who seek treatment for depression early have a better chance of improvement.
Here, we will not make things difficult for you. Below you will find some of the basic tips which can be helpful in treating the depression problem.
Get in a routine
If you’re going through it, you must build a healthy routine.
Depression can damage the structure of your life. A day melts into the next. By developing a daily schedule you can get back on track.
Daily Workout or Walk
It boosts feel-good chemicals in your body known as endorphins. Exercise has long-term benefits for individuals dealing with depression. Regular walk or exercise encourages your brain to revamp itself in encouraging ways.
If you are thinking that how much walk or exercise do I need? Don’t run marathons, walking for 20 to 25 minutes is enough.
There is not any particular that can fix the depression. It's always good to think before eating, though. If you are eating too much because of depression, getting a balanced diet will make you comfortable and you will feel better.
Get enough sleep
People with depression find it hard to get enough sleep, and too little sleep can also make the problem worse.
Start by making small changes to your routine. Do not take a nap. Remove all the distractions from your bedroom. Gradually, you will find improvement in your sleep.
Challenge negative thoughts
Treating depression requires focus and a lot of mental strength. Change the way you think. When you're depressed, you are often thinking about the worst conclusions and this thinking can demotivate you.
Consider clinical treatment
Lastly, if any of the above tips don’t work for you, speak to a professional about your problem.
They will assess the symptoms and develop a treatment plan as per your needs. There are many medications and therapies that health experts’ advice in this condition and one of them is hypnotherapy.
Treating depression properly requires time, so openly talk with your therapist or doctor about the problem. Hopefully, you will get out of this phase!
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change.
- Support kicking bad habits and behaviours
- Rapidly reduce stress
- Promotes healthy sleep
- Treat anxiety and depression
Why Choose Chris Hughes Hypnotherapy?
Chris Hughes has over 10 years practicing as a clinical hypnotherapist providing hypnosis based treatment in London and Oxfordshire. Chris is validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. This council assess the training of all their members to ensure they have the correct training. Chris is also a senior member of the General Hypnotherapy Register which is currently the largest professional registering organisation for practicing hypnotherapists in the UK.