7 Steps to Overcoming Depression
A 30-Day Audio Course of Advanced Hypnotherapy, NLP, Mindfulness & More. Includes 7 Powerful Sessions.
Over recent decades depression has rocketed. Whether you have mild depression that leaves you feeling down some of the time, or you have debilitating negative feelings that have a major impact on your life, it is a burden you obviously want to remove as quickly as possible. The good news is that you can emerge from the black hole that is depression!
Depression is now far better understood than it was in the past and this knowledge has helped us create a wonderful range of treatments that can be combined powerfully to really help you. Our unique 30-day course, “7 Steps to Overcoming Depression”, has been developed by our team of hugely experienced hypnotherapists and uses the latest techniques from hypnotherapy and psychotherapy to give you the help and support you need.
If you are depressed it can be difficult to imagine that things can change, but please appreciate that 7 Steps to Overcoming Depression has been designed to help you make a profound change. It can help you in many ways, such as to:
- Gain greater control over your thoughts.
- Boost your optimism and think positively.
- Return to a more active and rewarding life.
- Deal effectively with any negative emotions.
- Find more meaning and purpose in your life.
- Let go of outcomes and focus on doing your best.
- Develop better relationships with family and friends.
An Overview of the 7 Sessions
Each of the sessions within 7 Steps to Overcoming Depression includes in their titles a day of the week. This makes it very easy to use. When you are ready to start the course, simply choose the CD or MP3 download for that particular day.
Let’s now take a look at each of the therapy sessions:
Monday’s self hypnosis session can help a great deal because there is a very strong correlation between pessimism and depression. Studies have shown what most of us would guess – that being pessimistic does increase our chances of experiencing bouts of depression.
Please recognize that this hypnotherapy session seeks to help you have a realistic yet optimistic frame of mind. This is where - rather than claiming that we know everything will turn out well, or that we know everything will go wrong - we accept that the future is inherently unknowable. So we acknowledge that either of those two outcomes could occur - and all the other possibilities in between.
The subconscious mind acts like a vehicle – it tends to go where we point it - so we need to be focused on a positive outcome. This way of thinking is practiced by almost all those who perform at a very high level in business, sport, or whatever – they focus on what they want rather than on what they don’t want.
Tuesday’s session uses Mindfulness to help you relate to your negative feelings in a much more effective way. When we allow our mind to have total awareness of something that exists in the present moment and we don’t assess or judge it, we are being Mindful. This contrasts strongly with how we usually live, in that we’re usually not relating strongly to what exists, but more to our judgement of it. For instance, if people are told that a wine is expensive they’ll judge it far more positively than if they try the same wine but believe it to be cheap.
Mindfulness will not only help you deal with depressed feelings, but you’ll also find it a useful tool to handle other negative emotions. One of the biggest problems for most people with depression is that they tend to worry a great deal. Often depression comes out of periods of worry, where the system has buckled under the weight of anxiety. Therefore dealing with anxiety frequently relieves depression.
Wednesday’s self hypnosis session is designed to help you become more active. As you probably have already realized, when depressed your world tends to contract. It can be that some people are less inclined to spend time with you, and you may want to socialize less anyway because it feels relatively unrewarding. You may also be exercising less than before, and you may dump hobbies and interests because of your depression.
When suffering from depression, these changes in our way of living are totally understandable. But they make things worse because with this narrowed field of activity you are less able to get the good feelings (limited though they are when you’re depressed) that can help you recover. This particular self hypnosis session helps you to expand your world so that you can derive more good feelings – not only for their intrinsic benefits, but also because they will help you on the road to recovery.
When we are depressed we suffer from a lack of pleasure in our lives – something called anhedonia. There are, of course, many ways by which we derive happiness from life, but perhaps the most important is through finding meaning and purpose; but these can be weakened by anhedonia. This self hypnosis session seeks to help you recover meaning and purpose that may have temporarily gone from various elements of your life. You may even add more meaning and purpose to your life than you’ve had before.
This self hypnosis session is perhaps the most important of all, so we suggest you use this CD (or download) not just on Thursdays, but also for the final two days of the course.
Friday’s self hypnosis session helps you switch your attention away from negative thoughts and find a more helpful way of thinking. If you have been struggling with being positive it’s important to understand that it is difficult when you’re suffering from depression.
Furthermore, when you feel down for a long time, your body chemistry changes so that positive thoughts don’t have such a pleasant impact on you as they do for those encouraging you to ‘be positive’. The good news is that if you can learn to think in a pessimistic way and so develop a more negative biochemistry you can also learn to think in a more optimistic way and have a more positive biochemistry.
Friday’s self hypnosis session includes an emphasis on gratitude for what we have. The good thing is that with the help of hypnotherapy, gratitude can become a habit. If you practice it even for just a few weeks you’ll not only tend to notice feeling more positive, you’ll also start to develop gratitude at a subconscious level. This means that your mind will be giving you good feelings by noticing automatically what is good in your life.
Saturday’s self hypnosis session is about the fact that depression often leaves us with a hopeless feeling. Often this comes after one thing – or many things – have not turned out as we wanted them to. This hopeless feeling can usually be avoided if we have the right mindset.
People with depression have been found to be more likely than most to misjudge the level of influence they actually have. They may feel they have more influence than is the case, and then when things go against them they can feel stressed and ultimately despondent about their inability to resolve an issue; or else they can underestimate their power and so they fail to take action when they could. Clearly the answer is to develop a more realistic view of how much you can affect your world, and this self hypnosis recording can help you to achieve this.
Sunday’s self hypnosis session helps you to become more comfortable with the unpredictability of life. Much of the worrying that people with depression do is an attempt to remove uncertainty by finding a solution to a problem. Often at the time there is no solution or it’s not a satisfying one, so the depressed person who worries keeps ruminating on the problem, often trying to help themselves cope if things turn out badly by imagining this worst possible outcome.
To help you avoid such rumination this self hypnosis session will encourage your mind to accept that much of what we think about is impossible to solve (at least at the time we think about it) and give you the confidence to know you’ll cope even if the outcome is not as you hoped. The overall effect is to leave you with a greater calmness and an acceptance that so much in our lives in uncertain.
7 Steps to Overcoming Depression includes powerful techniques that have proven their worth over time, combined with new, well-researched ones, all designed to make you feel happier and more positive. It gives you a wonderful opportunity to put depression behind you and move forward with the kind of energy and motivation that you feared you might never feel again.
Start your change today and live the life you deserve!
If you have not done so already then we encourage you to learn more about our approach to treating depression with hypnotherapy, which includes more information about 7 Steps to Overcoming Depression and a detailed FAQ section.
Please remember that everybody is different and therefore results and response times do vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee you will experience similar results.
You can read more customer feedback by visiting our testimonials page, which includes some of the many success stories we have received over the past 16 years.
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