Many societies these days seem to prize competitiveness, demanding nothing less than optimal performance and outstanding results. In our fast-paced lives, we might often forget about the subtle damage that is being done to our cognitive wellbeing on a day-to-day basis.
There is very little room for rest, weakness or failure. Living in these societies can take a toll on our physical (and mental) health. Issues like anxiety, depression and severe stress can fester.
For many of us, depression can set in and take its toll, whether due to a tough breakup, the loss of a loved one or simply from a perceived failure to meet societal expectations.
Depression comes in varying degrees, ranging from mild to severe. Some say that it’s a genetic trait, while others insist that it’s a problem brought on by environmental factors.
Either way, depression, if left unchecked, can be extremely dangerous. It can often act as a gateway to other illnesses, make existing conditions worse, and in some instances, even bring about suicidal tendencies.
So, the hazards are very real, but just how are we supposed to overcome depression?
Suffering in silence
Causes of depression can vary, but the symptoms typically remain the same in most cases. Negative effects on mood can lead to a general loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, a loss of energy, an increase in purposeless physical activity and even slowed movements or speech.
Depression can affect your appetite, leading to either unhealthy weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting. It can, in addition, lead to disturbances in sleep cycles (either leading to trouble sleeping or too much sleep).
So, it’s safe to say that your state of mind can directly affect biological processes, with prolonged depression leading to some serious consequences. It can have long-term effects on the body.
With depression often treated by society as a minor issue, a large portion of those who suffer from depression may often suffer in silence. In societies that seem to expect positivity and happiness all the time, people might often be too embarrassed to talk about depression.
As a result, sufferers of depression can go on with their condition for years.
Tackling the underlying issue with hypnosis
Many people are beginning to fight back against the paralyzing effects of depression, through the use of hypnotherapy.
When you hear about hypnotherapy, cliché images of swinging pendulums or clocks on chains waving back and forth may come to mind. You might even recall stage performances where a hypnotist allegedly used his or her abilities to make a participant cluck like a chicken or carry out other amusing antics.
These are all quite far from the true process of therapy as conducted by a trained hypnotherapist.
As a solution to physical and mental illnesses, hypnosis involves invoking a state that helps patients achieve a heightened sense of focus. Experienced professionals guide them through the process, using careful, gradual tactics to target the underlying cause of the issue (or issues).
Hypnotherapy has been used to manage a variety of ailments, ranging from addiction and pain to hot flashes and phobias. Often, the overall objective of each session is to establish a relaxed yet conscious state in which patients are comfortable enough to discuss their circumstances without becoming overly anxious or emotional. In essence, hypnotherapy can help you observe your situations and choices with enhanced clarity.
People have reported gradually feeling an alleviation from the symptoms brought on by their depression. With a whole new perspective on life, they can sometimes even tap into sources of inner creativity or productivity to improve their circumstances.
Hypnotherapy has the ability to help people break through depression and progress to a better chapter of their lives. By delving into the furthest depths of your consciousness, you can alter belief patterns, psychological queues and personality traits for the better. You can ultimately escape the dangers of depression and restore your sense of purpose and fulfilment.
Ajit Ludher is dedicated to helping you use the Power of Your Subconscious to lift you from where you are to where you want to be in all aspects of your life.
A Specialist in Advanced Medical & Clinical Neurohypnotherapy, he is involved in Professional Counseling for Mental Health, Marital & Family Issues, Trauma/Crisis and is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (UK, US, AUS & MAL). He is also a Consultant for Global Doctors Specialist Hospitals & KPJ Group.
Ajit Ludher can be reached by phone at +60123967174
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