Treatments For Depression And Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure,
or CHF, is among the most commonly found chronic illnesses in
America. Almost five million individuals cope with this disease,
and 500,000 others develop CHF every year. This illness may be
slightly problematic, or it may become quite severe and interfere
with normal life.
People with CHF have
numerous changes from their previous daily routines. They have
to take medications to decrease water buildup and to lessen the
exertion of their heart muscle. Some of these cause anxiety and
exhaustion. These medicines may also hinder physical intimacy
with a spouse or significant other.
One other struggle
that people with this disease encounter is the need for major
diet adjustments. Many have to quit eating beef, avoid meals with
a lot of fats or sodium, or restrict the quantity of liquids they
drink every day. These people are encouraged to diet and exercise
to keep their bodies as fit as possible.
individuals with congestive heart failure do not have as much
energy for physical activity as before. Instead, they have to
watch while friends and relatives play volleyball, swim, or work
out. This results in isolation and inadequacy. Moreover, many
patients grieve their loss of physical health and energy.
Many people who encounter
this but have not yet reached retirement age must also quit working.
In addition to creating financial stress and depression, this
can increase feelings of isolation and seclusion. They find themselves
alone. Rather than of chatting with the worker at the next workspace,
they watch the television while everyone else continues their
take anti-depressant or anxiety medications to cope with these
issues. Others opt for psychotherapy or group treatment to assist
them with fulfilling belongingness needs and processing the mourning
created by their freshly restricted lives.
A more effective method
of managing this form of depression, however, has achieved recent
recognition and achieved almost immediate approval among patients
who have tried it. Additionally, unlike medications or psychotherapy,
this technique is quite economical. People are able to learn its
use without encountering further money stresses.
This approach, which
utilizes a blend of Ericksonian hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic
Programming (NLP), helps individuals to learn to become calm and
seek peace and tranquility in the midst of daily life. These therapies
teach individuals to accept the new limitations in their lives
while encouraging them to continue living life to the fullest
extent that they are able. Even depression that occurs because of
drugs can be painlessly treated through the successful
use of the methods utilized by hypnosis and NLP. Two such approaches
are anchoring and the Flash.
is typically known as conversational hypnosis. It includes methods
for providing post-hypnotic suggestions rooted in a discussion
or figure of speech. The positive aspect of this technique is
that it eliminates the resistance to direct suggestions that is
nearly always included in the use of more conventional forms of
hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners teach people to concentrate
on happy thoughts and memories in which they felt calm and capable.
As the client is progressively engrossed in these recollections,
they can experience these emotions once more. The client then
creates a concrete anchor for these emotions by placing two fingers
together. The subconscious mind makes a connection between the
physical touch of these two fingers, and the good emotions. Afterward,
upon encountering a stressful or depressing moment, an anchor
is elicited by placing together these same two fingers, evoking
emotions of peace and tranquility.
The Flash technique
is also quite useful to individuals who are trying to conquer
depression. The Flash technique trains the mind to automatically
utilize the destructive thoughts that are creating stress and
depression, as triggers for beneficial thoughts that will create
relaxation and happiness. With practice, clients soon find themselves
nearly unable to think negative thoughts!
Summary: People with
congestive heart failure often encounter depression because of
mourning the loss of their physical health and strength. Other
elements that sometimes contribute to depression include medicines
and financial stresses. Both Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP offer
excellent techniques for helping individuals to manage depression without
being forced to spend enormous quantities of time and money.
Alan B. Densky, CH
specializes in stress and depression related symptoms as a certified
hypnotist and NLP Practitioner. He's helped thousands of clients
since 1978. He offers CDs for hypnosis
therapy for depression. Visit his Neuro-VISION
hypnotherapy site for the hypnosis
article library, or watch his free video hypnosis collection.