NLP Can Be The Key To Digging Yourself Out Of A State Of Depression
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 call it, it doesn't
feel very good at all. The most common types of depression are:
Major Depression, which
is characterized by sadness, Insomnia, and the lack of desire
for food. Often when an individual is in a major depression, the
person feels an utter lack of motivation and drive and the sufferer
doesn't want to participate in life. Some people are severely
disabled by depression, and some may even contemplate suicide.
Dysthymia: This is
a less severe type of long-term depression that usually does not
totally disable the individual. But it prevents the person from
feeling motivated and functioning at their best. Sometimes people
who are suffering with Dysthymia also suffer from Major Depression,
and when this occurs it is called double-depression.
Manic Depression is also
called Bipolar Disorder. This form of depression is less common
than major depression or Dysthymia. It involves phases of the
Manic state, alternated with the depressed state. This is often
a long-term recurring disorder. Sometimes the mood swings are
very rapid. But generally speaking, onset tends to be gradual.
There are a number
of variations of depression; the above are only the three most
Some of the symptoms
of depression include:
pessimism; insomnia and sleep disorders; guilt; feelings of worthlessness;
weight loss; fatigue; restlessness; headaches; pain; and thoughts
Sources of Depression:
Many types of depression
are hereditary. Living in a stressful environment can precipitate
a depression. A trauma such as financial trouble, problems in
a relationship, or a serious loss can also precipitate a depression.
Women are twice as
likely to suffer from depression as men are, but scientists do
not know why.
If you are suffering
from depression, you will want to seek the advice of your physician.
He may prescribe medication for you. But you should keep in mind
that every drug causes side effects.
Wouldn't it be amazing
if you could control and eliminate your depression just by thinking
certain thoughts? I know that this sounds too good to be true,
but very often, various types of depression are caused by thinking
You can see this for
yourself firsthand, right now. It's really quite basic and simple.
Just use your imagination to think about something that you feel
is very sad or troubling. Go ahead, think about it right now!
Then return to this article.
So, what happened?
If you truly got into it and visualized the sad situation, you
began to feel unhappy and a little depressed. And the longer you
permit yourself to remain in that pattern of thought, the sadder
you'll feel. As you continue having negative thoughts and keep
feeling sadder, you lead yourself into a gradually intensifying
The good news is that
if you think about a happy thought, then you'll displace that
depression and sadness and replace it with happy feelings.
Please pay careful
attention now, because here are the keys to ending your depression:
Our most pervasive thoughts emerge from the unconscious mind.
These are the thoughts that we find ourselves naturally thinking
about throughout the day.
If the persistent
thoughts that are continually popping into your mind are about
your problems or sad experiences, then you raise your levels of
stress, depression, and anxiety.
But here is the 'Light
at the end of the tunnel': Since hypnosis can be used to alter
our unconscious thoughts, NLP and self hypnosis stress management
programs can quickly change the way that you feel, think, and
behave. The best part is that the exact same techniques that help
reduce stress also work as well for eliminating depression!
Listen to me now,
because I'm going to tell you exactly why and how it is going
to happen. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Specifically,
it is the Alpha state of consciousness. We pass through the Alpha
state as we are falling asleep at night. And we pass through it
again as we awaken in the morning. We also enter the Alpha state
when we are daydreaming and imagining.
The unconscious mind
is the seat of our emotions, and it is like a computer; the input
controls the output! Hypnosis therapy is an excellent tool for
reaching directly into the unconscious mind and reprogramming
it to automatically divert away from negative thinking, and towards
positive thinking. It's a tool that allows you to bypass the consciousness
to create positive expectations, which will then create positive
feelings. You can overcome depression through hypnotherapy.
Alan B. Densky, CH
is an NGH certified hypnotist. Since 1978, he's helped thousands
of clients. He offers CDs for hypnosis
depression therapy. Visit his Neuro-VISION
self-hypnosis website for the hypnosis
article repository, or watch his free video hypnosis collection.