I have to confess that I have often been astonished at the dramatic changes within my clients. Often people in deep states of depression notably uplifted after just one session.
Increasingly more people are seeking holistic ways to be healthy – mentally, physically and emotionally. In fact all three go together, each impacts the other and in reality cannot be separated. Some people turn to me for help because they have run out of options, often feel ‘let down’ by the system and do not want to be on anti-depressants and inherited side effects any longer.
People sometimes talk about being ‘clinically depressed’ as if this is a disorder they have which cannot change. “This is me – I am clinically depressed and that’s my life.” This is what our health system does – it labels people in a way that disempowers them, making them feel there is no way out but what if there was an opportunity to overcome the depression?
There are many things that can set depression off such as grief, loss of job, financial worries, relationship issues. The list goes on. This is why it is so important to deal with these issues when they arise in order that you are able to look after your health. Depression is often linked with a feeling of hopelessness (life is hopeless) or helplessness (I am helpless). There is a change within the brain chemistry with depression and many of the symptoms include fatigue, loss of motivation, not wanting to socialise, change of appetite, loss of interest in life, emotional, depressive mood states such as feeling sad and self harming. In worst case scenarios thoughts of suicide can occur.
Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Telling someone to ‘cheer up’ certainly does not work – if only they could. I talk from my experiences of working with people who are depressed and can confirm that results with hypnotherapy and other techniques that I use can be impressive, often positive changes happen very quickly.
Nurturing Our Mental Health
Our mental health does require attention. This should be as on-going as the need for an exercise regime and healthy nutrition. If you ignore any aspect of your well-being you could be putting it under strain. When was the last time you considered your mental health and did something to nurture it? It may only have been yesterday or is this something you’ve never considered?
I received this lovely testimonial from one brave lady who was happy to advise how just 2 treatment sessions were of benefit to her:
“I had heard so many good reports about Ann and her work I felt it was the right time to book an appointment with the lovely lady. Years of battling depression, weight issues and then the loss of my mum and then recently my dad, Ann helped immensely.
Even though I am sad at the moment, I know it’s not my depression and I’m feeling much stronger. With Ann’s help I can laugh without feeling guilt and also remember the more happy memories. I’m not stressing about what goes in my mouth and know when to stop eating. Things have definitely got a more positive outlook which helps with everything else going on in my life. I am feeling relaxed but energised and that is something that hasn’t been in my life for a very long time. Thank you Ann.”
Giselle Thoumine – “I am the Power in My Life”
How to Help Someone that is Depressed
Friends and family of people who are depressed can find it difficult to know what to do. Here are some tips to help:
- Be positive with that person, don’t tell them to cheer up or belt up because it really is not that simple.
- Be patient.
- Try and encourage them to walk, eat healthy meals, socialise with people they feel safe and comfortable with.
- Encourage them into some light exercise such as yoga.
- Listen – let them tell you how they feel and encourage them to open up but don’t pressurise them.
- Don’t push them towards therapy but look at the options and discuss these with them. See what interests them. It may be a case of planting the seed and when they are ready they will look into it or ask for more information.
Look after your Health & Well-Being
Please do come along to my upcoming workshops where you will learn many tools to look after your health and well-being. These start on 20 January. There are 6 workshops in the series. We will cover the following:
- Your Body & How It Reacts to Stress
- What Really Causes Ill Health
- Techniques To Release Stress
- Be Proactive for Good Health & Well-Being
- Create a Personal Health Plan
- Ann’s latest techniques for health and well-being
Please contact me for more information.
Seek Medical Advice if Necessary
Just a word of caution, if you are on anti-depressants then it is important that you seek medical advice if you are deciding to come off them as you need to do this gradually.
ANN BOWDITCH is a member and trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register. She is also a practitioner of a number of therapies including EFT, EmoTrance, META Health, Matrix Reimprinting, Colour Mirrors. She uses her skills to help people overcome many issues including health, stress, weight loss, cravings, addictions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bullying and confidence issues. Ann works in a unique way often by combining therapies tailoring sessions specifically for the individual.
If you wish to find out how Ann can help you please contact her here.
Ann Bowditch GQHP, GHR Reg., META-P
Dip (Hyp) Hypnotherapy
EFT (AAMET Certified) & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Meta-Health & Colour Mirrors Practitioner
PSTEC Level 1-A (Advanced PSTEC)
Tel: 07781 111186
Ann Bowditch is a Member & Trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register