Have you ever felt so low, so down that you didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning? Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness along with body aches and pains… affects a massive amount of people all over the globe. It doesn’t matter your ethnicity, gender, social status, economic level or education level. Depression can creep up anytime and can be caused by many different things.
So, What Exactly is Depression? Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It can cause severe symptoms that affect how people feel, think, and handle everyday activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.
Generally, to receive a medical diagnosis of depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances, such as:
• Persistent depressive disorder (also called dysthymia) is a depressed mood that lasts for at least two years. A person diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but symptoms must last for two years to be considered persistent depressive disorder.
• Postpartum depression is much more serious than the “baby blues” (relatively mild depressive and anxiety symptoms that typically clear within two weeks after delivery) that many women experience after giving birth. Women with postpartum depression experience full-blown major depression during pregnancy or after delivery (postpartum depression). The feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that accompany postpartum depression may make it difficult for these new mothers to complete daily care activities for themselves and/or for their babies.
• Psychotic depression occurs when a person has severe depression plus some form of psychosis, such as having disturbing false fixed beliefs (delusions) or hearing or seeing upsetting things that others cannot hear or see (hallucinations). The psychotic symptoms typically have a depressive “theme,” such as delusions of guilt, poverty, or illness.
• Seasonal affective disorder is characterized by the onset of depression during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. This depression generally lifts during spring and summer. Winter depression, typically accompanied by social withdrawal, increased sleep, and weight gain, predictably returns every year in seasonal affective disorder.
• Bipolar disorder is different from depression, but it is included in this list is because someone with bipolar disorder experiences episodes of extremely low moods that meet the criteria for major depression (called “bipolar depression”). But a person with bipolar disorder also experiences extreme high – euphoric or irritable – moods called “mania” or a less severe form called “hypomania.” Signs and Symptoms of Depression From an indication prospective, if someone has been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, they may be suffering from depression:
• Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism • Irritability • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities • Decreased energy or fatigue • Moving or talking more slowly • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping • Appetite and/or weight changes • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few symptoms while others may experience many. Several persistent symptoms in addition to low mood are required for a diagnosis of major depression.The severity and frequency of symptoms and how long they last will vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness. Symptoms may also vary depending on the stage of the illness.
Quick Tip: No two people are affected the same way by depression and there is no “one-size-fits-all” for treatment.
Risk Factors for developing depression
Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but often begins in adulthood. Depression is now recognized as occurring in children and adolescents, although it sometimes presents with more prominent irritability than low mood. Many chronic mood and anxiety disorders in adults begin as high levels of anxiety in children.
Depression, especially in midlife or older adults, can co-occur with other serious medical illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease. These conditions are often worse when depression is present. Sometimes medications taken for these physical illnesses may cause side effects that contribute to depression.
Risk factors include: • Personal or family history of depression • Major life changes, trauma, or stress
What Our Hypnosis Sessions Should Focus On
• Helping clients learn to reduce and/or better control feelings of anxiety, stress, and sadness – Improve their coping ability • Helping to address negative behaviours and self-talk that could be keeping a person depressed. • Installing positive self-talk and affirmations • Helping the Client Establish Goals, and setting small happiness goals
Introducing – The Brain Training Program – from sadness to happiness
The 4 one-hour sessions are designed to bring about a gradual change to a persons mindset, to give them a set of ‘mind management tools’ that can help them focus on the present and future instead of focusing on negatives, failures and their own limiting beliefs. This is not just a short-term fix, its creating skills for life, in that if that client uses the ‘tools’ they will go on to develop a lifetimes habits for being calmer and much more resilient to life’s events.
The Program includes a support recording, which the client is asked to listen to each day, and which will reinforce, the calmness state and rid the client of any build up of the smaller day to day stresses. We will also be doing emotion code energy healing, releasing trapped emotions from the body that are vibrating and causing or contributing to their depression, anxiety.
To book your assessment and consultation, please Contact LYNN Today!
Lynn often combines Time Line Therapy(R) with Emotion Code Energy Healing and / Or Hypnosis!
Contact Lynn to Schedule your consultation today!
To Your Health, Results and Success!