Most people go through times when they feel upset or unhappy, but feeling persistently sad for weeks or months can lead to depression. Depression has varying degrees of severity, and can cause you to experience a wide range of symptoms including:
●Lack of motivation/Energy
●Lack of appetite or overeating
●Sleep disturbance or needing more sleep than usual
●Feelings of guilt
●Lacking positive self-esteem
●Lack of libido
●Lack of concentration
●Difficulty making decisions
●Fear of ill-health or mortality
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Therapies that help
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you to understand what is happening in your mind that is causing you to feel depressed. Your therapist will explain how the techniques used in sessions work to help you move towards a more positive mindset. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy supports you to discover positive ways forward by exploring what small changes you might make in your everyday life. Your therapist will guide you in using hypnosis to release anxiety and stress, and achieve clarity on your thoughts around your journey to recovery.
Counselling provides a space in which you can talk through what you are experiencing with a professional. Your counsellor will help you to understand what underlying issues have caused you to feel depressed. Your counsellor will then support you to rediscover the motivation, perspective and joy you once had in your life, and find your own solutions to challenges that you face.
Acupuncture can help with depression by stimulating the nervous system to release serotonin and endorphins, chemicals associated with a happier mood. Research at York University has found acupuncture to significantly relieve symptoms of depression.