Depression is not just sadness. That’s a highly reductive way of explaining the mood disorder. It also invalidates other emotions that are part of the experience.
Clinical depression can leave individuals in a vegetative state with no will to move, feel, or act. It can be a complete absence of feeling, characterized by perpetual numbness. It’s a scary reality for people who aren’t able to change their state without external help.
That’s why they entertain self-harm as a possibility. They hope to revive their senses and break the monotony of depression by inflicting pain on themselves. That’s why people experience suicide ideation.
Since you’re feeling caged in your emotional state, suicide seems like the only way to escape from it. But there are other ways to cope with your pain.
How Prevalent Is The Problem?
Depression is not as rare as you may think. Even though it affects 5 percent of the US population, it has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. Everything else—schools, offices, businesses—may have shut down, but individuals with depression can’t turn off their frightening reality. That’s when you realize that the mental health pandemic may be worse than the viral outbreak.
About one in eight middle-age women have depression in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also reported that people of ages 40 to 59 are the most vulnerable to depression.
With the pandemic imposing social distancing and restricting outdoor travel, you’re stuck in a loop of intrusive thoughts. You’re unable to meet friends, go on a retreat, or even see your therapist. You find yourself alone in your struggle, and that’s when suicide ideation becomes a real threat.
It may seem hard, but it’s crucial that you seek help right away.
Can Hypnosis Help?
Depression is a debilitating condition that can strain relationships and affect your career. That’s why people feel the need to seek support through antidepressants. But they may also have serious side-effects.
Hypnosis, on the other hand, is a form of psychotherapy that has no side-effects and is just as beneficial in helping you manage your condition.
Here’s how it works.
Humans have several levels of consciousness: conscious, subconscious, and unconscious. The conscious state is the uppermost layer that makes us alert in our surroundings. It’s the level at which our senses work. Walking, talking, eating, and reading are all conscious activities.
Sub-conscious is halfway between conscious and unconscious, where sensory responses are slightly dulled, and information collects at the back of your mind. When you blurt something without thinking, that’s your sub-conscious speaking through you.
Unconscious is the deepest layer that is far from your conscious reality. It’s where all the repressed thoughts, past traumas, and unknown feelings reside. Depression often stems from unresolved conflicts or trauma.
Hypnosis helps transport you into a mental state and uncover those traumas. The hypnotherapist will talk to you throughout the process, and the conversation will steer your thoughts away from negativity.
Finding A Reliable Hypnotherapist
Rena Greenberg is a world-renowned hypnotherapist who has helped 100,000 people with her insightful private sessions.
She employs different approaches for solution-focused therapy that helps promote self-growth and healing. The way she conducts her session can help resolve conflicts and teach positive coping mechanisms.
She offers her services over Skype or on call. She also offers self-hypnosis weight loss programs.