Self Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for Depression

Make deep changes in yourself and your life!

Depression is an illness that can seriously weigh you down. At its worst, depression can be felt as strong as pain. With emerging proof that medication is remarkably less effective than we had previously been led to believe, self hypnosis and hypnotherapy is more than merely an option – it is an excellent choice for treating depression.

Depression is intrinsically linked to how we think and our unique collection of self hypnosis CD’s and MP3 downloads are designed to help you to improve your thinking and your way of living, so you can dramatically increase your chances of breaking free of depression. Developed by our team of leading hypnotherapists, with over 75 years of combined experience, our professionally produced self hypnosis audio programs use a variety of advanced hypnotherapy techniques to significantly enhance your chances of success.

Hypnotherapy is ideally suited to treating most forms of depression because it allows you start thinking in ways that are similar to people who don’t suffer from depression.

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7 Steps to Overcoming Depression

This remarkable “Super-7 Series” course has been written and recorded to the highest standards and includes 7 powerful audio recordings (CDs or MP3 downloads) to provide you with a drug-free, non-addictive, natural and safe way of overcoming depression. This exclusive 30-day course is super easy to use, as each track refers to a day of the week, as follows:

  • Monday – “Boosting Optimism”
  • Tuesday – “Mindfulness for Depression”
  • Wednesday – “Expanding Your Life”
  • Thursday – “Finding Meaning and Purpose”
  • Friday – “Thinking in a Positive Way”
  • Saturday – “Recognizing What Can Be Changed and What Can’t”
  • Sunday – “Dealing with Uncertainty”
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By using 7 Steps to Overcoming Depression you can expect to make deep and wide-ranging changes in yourself and in your life. This is not like using medication, where the effects fade once the treatment is discontinued. Our approach to treating depression is to bring about permanent changes. We therefore use the best of hypnotherapy and psychology to not only deal with the symptoms of depression, but can also help to remove the underlying causes too.

S7 Depression CD Set
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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope you find the following information useful.

How can self hypnosis and hypnotherapy help me overcome depression?

Hypnosis is a state of mind that allows you to become even more open-minded than you usually are. There are many reasons why people become depressed, but in most cases, amongst other things, it is because you develop thoughts that are unhelpful. That is, you feel down, so your thoughts tend to reflect that down feeling – so these thoughts are more negative than they should be. But that is not the problem, because a thought cannot cause you problems unless you believe it. One of the biggest problems is that people with depression believe such thoughts. It is good to be open to what comes into your mind, but the downside is that you are taking on thoughts that can damage the quality of your life.

This is exactly why hypnotherapy can be so effective – because that same open-mindedness will enable you to take on ideas that are more helpful. All you need to do is allow yourself to accept the ideas – not because they fit in with the ideas that you have now. If you were to approach it like that, then nothing would change and improve. But rather, you can allow your mind to take on newer, better ideas, simply because they are the ways of thinking that people who don’t suffer from depression have. In other words, you can accept ideas because you know they are more positive – believing will come later. You will believe it because self hypnosis will help you bit-by-bit to feel happier.

In the past, psychological treatments for depression were relatively ineffective, and hypnotherapy tended to use a very limited number of approaches. Our particular approach to hypnotherapy is to combine it with the best elements of other methodologies, such as CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), to significantly enhance your chances of success. By gaining control over your thoughts you can make extraordinary changes to the quality of your life.

Is your course, “7 Steps to Overcoming Depression”, suitable for me?

7 Steps to Overcoming Depression has been developed for those who are suffering from depression, either self- or clinically-diagnosed. It is intended for what we might call ‘ordinary’ depression, where symptoms can include; difficulty sleeping, waking early, poor appetite, poor libidic drive, continual tiredness, tearfulness, anxious feelings, fear of death, poor concentration, weight problems, and general feelings of doom. There are of course many more symptoms, but these are the most common.

Whether you have mild depression or suffer from debilitating negative feelings, 7 Steps to Overcoming Depression can give you tremendous support. Although, if you have strong feelings of depression then we do recommend you first discuss using the course with your medical consultant so that he or she is aware of it and gives you additional support.

7 Steps to Overcoming Depression is also suitable for those who do not suffer from clinical depression, but are simply fed up or bored with the way that that life currently is.

Are your self hypnosis recordings suitable for treating bi-polar disorder?

No, sorry. They are not suitable for those who suffer from bi-polar disorder, which is characterized by extreme mood swings from euphoric highs to the depths of despair and may be related to psychosis. Although this is often misdiagnosed by medical practitioners, if you suffer from true bi-polar disorder then hypnotherapy is, in our opinion, unsuitable and medication would have a better chance of success.

Can I listen to self hypnosis if I am on medication for depression / anxiety?

Absolutely. Please remember that hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy and works alongside other approaches. Hypnotherapy is not an alternative therapy and does not replace conventional medicine. We therefore support the use of anti-depressants (and other such medications) where a medical practitioner feels they are appropriate, while doing what we can to help so that such treatment is no longer needed. If you are using medication, then it is vital that you do NOT alter your medication in any way, unless instructed to do so by your medical professional.

Can I combine your hypnotherapy treatment with other approaches?

Yes, of course. As mentioned above, hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy and as such our course is not intended as a substitute for any other treatment. If you are using other methods, it can add to their effectiveness. You may also wish to complement the course with some of our other self hypnosis CDs and MP3 downloads, where appropriate.

When can I expect to notice positive changes?

The time frame for change is different for everyone, so there is no simple answer to this. Using self hypnosis and hypnotherapy for treating depression should be viewed similarly to eating healthily – you shouldn’t be looking for a dramatic improvement in your health as soon as you eat a lettuce leaf, but you can eat it in the certain knowledge that such food is better for you than a bag of chips! In the same way, you are making changes in yourself that should make sense to you.

How do self hypnosis recordings compare to visiting a therapist?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches. If you have access to one on one therapy then that's great and the obvious advantage is the ability to work on specific issues related to your life. However, do not underestimate the value of using high quality self hypnosis recordings.

7 Steps to Overcoming Depression was developed by our team of hypnotherapy educators, who have over 75 years of combined experience in the field of hypnotherapy. It's fair to say that we know a thing or two about successfully treating depression. Also, please remember that when you use hypnotherapy recordings, you can repeatedly ‘program’ your mind in the convenience of your own home, so that bit-by-bit you get back to living a more happy and satisfying life.

I was told that hypnotherapy is not suitable for treating depression. What is the truth?

The truth is, hypnotherapy is ideally suited to treating most forms of depression. Although this has not always been the case. In the past hypnotherapists had concerns about treating depression, but these concerns are no longer valid.

The classic hypnotherapy textbook, Waxman’s Medical and Dental Hypnosis was published in the 1970s. It argued that hypnotherapy should not be used to treat depression. However, the understanding of the condition was quite poor at the time (we would urge caution with any book about depression that is more than ten years old). This has changed dramatically, and depression is now perhaps one of the best understood of the nervous disorders.

Furthermore, the book was written at a time when psychological treatments were relatively ineffective, and hypnotherapy tended to use a very limited number of approaches. Thus the advice that Waxman gave was probably appropriate for the time, but with the massive steps taken in understanding and in treatment approaches, there needed to be a re-evaluation.

Since those days, many experts have made convincing arguments that hypnotherapy was not only a possible treatment approach - it was also a powerful complement to other treatments. In fact, the most successful therapy for depression, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), according to research, was enhanced significantly when used in conjunction with hypnotherapy. And now that these approaches have been combined, it is possible for us to provide CBT approaches and hypnotherapy in a way that gives you a high chance of success.

For more information about self hypnosis, hypnotherapy, our website, etc, please see our FAQs page, which has answers to 50 of our most frequently asked questions.

We hope you have found this page useful. If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of depression, please don’t just ignore it – get the help you need! Whether it is for a long term clinical-depression, for a reactive type of depression such as grief, or if you are just feeling a bit fed up with life, then please consider getting professional help. We hope you now consider self hypnosis and hypnotherapy as an excellent choice.


We are very proud of the many wonderful testimonials we have received over the past 20 years.
  1. Depression has affected my life deeply for some twenty years now. I didn’t like the person I had become and the feelings that surfaced, but I now feel almost reborn! The turnaround has been incredible and I’m not the only way to say that. I have enjoyed every single one of the seven recordings. It almost feels as if they were written specifically for me. Thank you again!

    5 out of 5

    Gwen Chapman - Columbus, Georgia, USA

  2. I am really pleased to have found your website, all the titles I have tried have been brilliant! I am currently using your new 7 Series Overcoming Depression (tomorrow is the end of week 3 for me) and I have never been so happy. My family have been impressed with the results as well I think I would be a rival for Tigger now LOL.

    5 out of 5

    Joanna Henderson - London, UK

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