The Hypnotherapy Guide

The Ways Hypnotherapy Works against Depression


Various commercially available prescription drugs are meant to control the symptoms of depression, but most of them come with negative side effects that only compound the problem with long-term use. This makes hypnotherapy an increasingly popular option that is more effective and sustainable, and safer too.


Here are five specific ways hypnosis can help with depression:


Targeting the Subconscious


The conscious mind only makes up 10% of the entire mind, the rest being the subconscious. Hypnotherapy seeks to alter the subconscious mind in such a way that the conscious mind becomes healthier. 


Unmasking Hidden Emotions and Desires


Hypnotherapy helps people identify "unfinished businesses" that they may be battling with without knowing (before the treatment). Unresolved emotions like anger, resentment, jealousy, fear and guilt are stored in the mind and released with certain triggering events, such as death of a loved one, loss of a home or job, etc. When unresolved, they remain buried deep down inside the person, finding expression in usually self-destructive thoughts, behaviors or conditions such as depression. Through clinical hypnotherapy, the underlying reasons for a person's depression or any self-destructive behavior can be revealed and thus addressed. If you want to learn more about hypnotherapy, you can visit


Finishing Unfinished Business


Unreleased emotions can finally and freely escape a person undergoing hypnotherapy  as treatment for depression. The process is aimed at making traumatic memories, experiences and emotions come out, removing all that mental and psychological weight from the person. 


Embracing Positivity


With consistent anxiety attack hypnotherapy sessions, a person can replace negative repetitive thoughts with positive affirmations as the underlying reasons for the depression are finally unmasked and neutralized.


Using Hypnotic Suggestion


Hypnotherapy is a good way to tap the person's potential to improve physical health. When self-destructive thought and behavior patterns removed ,the individual can now be receptive to hypnotic suggestions to enhance overall functioning, including physical systems. Specifically, hypnotherapy has been found effective in improving sleep patterns, chronic pain response and even libido. Those with weight issues as an effect of depression can also use hypnotherapy to become more motivated in their journey to a slimmer and healthier body. 


There was a time when hypnosis was associated with sorcery or scams, but this has changed significantly today. Science has proven that it is, in fact, an important treatment for various conditions, especially those that affect the mind. After all, most of what or who we are is a product of how we think or feel. Through hypnotherapy, we can change almost everything about ourselves just by tweaking how our mind works.