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 common.

Some of the symptoms of depression include:

Sadness; anxiety; pessimism; insomnia and sleep disorders; guilt; feelings of worthlessness; weight loss; fatigue; restlessness; headaches; pain; and thoughts of suicide.

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 negative thoughts.

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 depression.

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.