Some people call it the 'blues' and some people call it the 'pits' and some call it 'feeling down in the dumps'. But whatever you may call it, feeling depressed doesn't feel good at all. The most common types of depression are: Major Depression, which is characterized by sadness, Insomnia, and a decreased or absent appetite. Often when a person is in a major depression, the person feels an utter lack of drive and motivation and the sufferer doesn't want to participate in life.
Some people are severely disabled by depression, and some individuals even contemplate suicide. Dysthymia: This is a less severe type of long term depression that usually does not completely disable a person. But it prevents the person from feeling motivated and functioning at optimum levels. Sometimes people who are suffering with Dysthymia also suffer from Major Depression, and when this occurs it is referred to as double-depression. Manic Depression is also called Bipolar Disorder. This form of depression is less common than the first two.
It involves phases of a manic state, alternated with a depressed state. This is often a long term recurring disorder. Sometimes the mood swings are very rapid.
But generally speaking, the onset tends to be gradual. There are numerous variations of depression; the aforementioned are only the three most common. Some of the symptoms of depression are: Anxiety; pessimism; sadness; insomnia and sleep disorders; feelings of worthlessness; guilt; fatigue; weight loss; restlessness; pain; headaches; and thoughts of suicide. Sources of Depression: As previously stated, there are several types of depression: Major Depression; Manic Depression; and Dysthymia being three of the more common forms.
Many types of depression are hereditary. Living in a stressful environment can precipitate a depression. A trauma such as a serious loss, financial problems, or relationship problems can also lead to depression.
Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression as men are, but we do not yet know why. If you are suffering from depression, you will want to seek the advice of your physician. Your healthcare provider may prescribe drugs for you. But you should keep in mind that every medication has side effects. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could regulate and eliminate your depression just by having certain thoughts? I know that this might sound too simple, but very often, many types of depression are simply caused by having negative thoughts.
Don't believe me? Then test it out! It is really quite basic and simple. Just use your imagination to think about something that you find very sad or troubling. Go ahead, think about it right now! Then come back to this article. What happened? If you truly got into it and visualized the sad situation, you began to feel sad and a little depressed.
The more you permit yourself to remain in that thought pattern, the sadder you'll feel. As you keep having negative thoughts and keep feeling sadder, you lead yourself into a gradually deepening depression. The good news is that if you focus on a positive thought, then you'll supplant that depression and sadness and replace it with happy feelings. Listen closely now, because here are the solutions to eliminating your depression: Our most persistent thoughts spring forth from the unconscious.
These are the thoughts that we find ourselves automatically thinking about during the day. If the persistent thoughts that keep popping into your mind are about your problems or sad experiences, then you increase your levels of stress, depression, and anxiety. But here is the 'Light at the end of the tunnel': Since hypnosis is a medium that we can use to change our unconscious thoughts, NLP and self hypnosis stress management programs will rapidly change the way that you feel, think, and behave. The best part is that the same exact techniques that work for stress management also work as well for eliminating depression! Now I am going to tell you exactly why and how it's going to happen. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Specifically, it's the Alpha state of consciousness.
We go through the Alpha state as we fall asleep at night. And we go through it again as we wake up from sleeping. We also enter the Alpha state when we are imagining and daydreaming.
The unconscious is the seat of our emotions, and it's like a computer; the input controls the output! Hypnosis therapy is an excellent tool for engaging directly with the unconscious and reprogramming it to automatically divert you away from negative thinking, and promote positive thoughts. It is a tool that allows you to bypass the consciousness to create positive expectations, which will then create positive feelings. You can beat your depression through hypnotherapy.
Alan B. Densky, CH is a certified hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner. Since 1978, he's helped thousands of clients. He offers CDs for self hypnosis depression therapy. Visit his Neuro-VISION hypnotherapy site for the hypnosis article library, or watch his free videos on hypnosis. http://www.neuro-vision.us/