Contrary to popular opinion, depression isn’t a ‘bad day’, and it’s not another word for feeling blue. Anyone who has ever experienced depression knows this very well. Depression is, unarguably, a serious mental illness, and its many victims can experience sometimes unrelenting bouts of hopelessness, exhaustion, a variety of physical aches and pains as well as anxiety. In other words, it is far more than just sadness. Depression can hijack the mind and body. Dr. Elaine Kissel offers hope for people suffering from depression.
Can hypnotherapy really treat depression?
By learning about the subconscious mind and how it works, we can begin to understand how hypnotherapy may be effective for treating depression along with its underlying causes.
The fact is that many of our emotions, memories and beliefs reside within the subconscious mind. Most of the time our subconscious is helpful, but the subconscious mind can also hold detrimental information. Negative experiences can become fixed in our subconscious mind and can adversely influence our thought processes and feelings.
For example, our response to stress is controlled for the most part by the subconscious mind. If stressful events produce anxiety, anger or frustration, it’s likely that’s how our subconscious has told us to respond. But there’s good news. Your subconscious mind can be retrained.
- Retraining the subconscious as it pertains to depression can mean reprogramming the mind to deal more positively with stress, addiction, worry and negative self-conversations.
- Hypnosis can help release bad habits and patterns of negative thinking that can affect the mind. Simultaneously, hypnosis can improve our ability to cope and increase the effect of other treatments for depression.
If you understand the devastation of depression and weren’t aware of or haven’t considered what hypnotherapy can do for you, call Dr. Elaine Kissel at 248-595-1010 to schedule an evaluation.