Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis for Depression

Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis for Depression taking 5 sessions

Again I wrote this little piece a while ago when in Cambridge to give hope to those who suffer from depression and think here is no end ~ BECAUSE there is an end and a happy one at that!!!

Here’s what I wrote and I hope you find it encouraging especially the last part.

Have you ever had the experience of being both happy and disappointed at the same time?

I worked such a lovely client who had had depression for over 15 years and life’s experiences were not the best. Well it was those experiences that remained in the forefront of their mind when they first came to visit us for the complimentary consultation.

Desperate for someone to help and be truthful in expectations we began our first session which began the process to recovery of a life that she would enjoy and for the people in her life.

Because of all the things they had experienced we wanted to find the one thing that would allow them to let go of that depression (and anxiety/fear). You see, we could have just tried to eliminate each one at a time and spend countless number of sessions ~ Which we here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy  and now also here at Bournemouth Hypnosis Clinic DON’T do ~ we find the cause of their negative feelings. This is what would be termed the root cause and the metaphor we use to explain this is, if you just keep picking the leaves from a weed they just keep on growing but if you pluck out the root it has to disappear.

And this is where happy and disappointed fits in. I had my expectations of clearing this depression in three sessions (or sooner) and it took five (although session 5 we were already 90% better!)

One of the nicest things to happen during our time together was that this client reviewed the draft of my book about addressing and dealing with grief (it’s tentatively called “It doesn’t have to be this way”) and the critique was brilliant and maybe the content helped us too.


Depression and sadness

PART 1 – “Having suffered from severe clinical depression for years & after trying various things suggested by the hospital, my husband found Paul’s web site. I am so glad he found it, after 3 sessions I have my life back, I am excited about the future & actually feel happy. A feeling I never thought I would feel again.Thank you Paul, it is hard to believe now that a month ago I had no hope.
Now I can’t describe the joy that I feel.
Thank you Paul. I had given up all hope of ever “living” again. You gave me back my life.My husband keeps laughing & shaking his head as he can’t get over the change of me being positive, getting excited & looking forward.” A G (Cambridge)

PART 2 (6 MONTHS LATER) – Hi Paul, life is great!

Mauritius was amazing, paradise, we had a great time & I did things I never thought I would do.
We went parasailing which was amazing, we went under water walking – which as a person who hates the water – was a true miracle. we walked with lions & stroked cheetahs!
How about all that then?

At the end of the month we are off to New York for our anniversary, I am so excited about it. I really think that I will make it up the empire state building & really look at the views – frightened of heights!

So I think we can safely say that my life has completely changed, thanks Paul.



So I guess what I’m saying here is yes it’s really possible to change the way you feel no matter how bad or for how long in 3 or less sessions but just occasionally it takes another 3 hours.


The thing is YOU really can change if,, like our clients, you really want too and are prepared to do whatever it takes.



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