Hypnosis and Depression: How Can It Help You?

hypnosis for depression

hypnosis for depression

Depression doesn’t discriminate. It hits people of all ages, races, and ethnicities. More than 300 million people worldwide deal with depression.

Depression ranges from mild to debilitating and can even lead to suicide.

Do you suffer from depression? Have you tried everything without results? Keep reading for information about how hypnosis for depression helps.

Understanding Depression

Depression is more than a sad feeling. It’s a mental illness with serious ramifications. Those with depression may suffer hopelessness, aches, and fatigue on a daily basis.

A person may have racing and uncontrolled thoughts along with anxiety and even physical pain.

If you’ve never suffered from depression, you may wonder why someone can’t “suck it up,” and feel better. A depressed person can’t do that. Depression is more than a bad mood.

Many people suffer from situational depression—depression caused by something that’s happened to them. A job loss, the breakup of a relationship, or the death of a loved one can all cause situational depression.

Most people suffer from situational depression at one time or another. They don’t usually need help to come out of it. But for someone with clinical depression, rebounding is much harder.

Clinical depression also appears to have a genetic component. Siblings and children of someone with a major depressive disorder have a 4-5 times greater risk of depression.

The subconscious mind plays a big role in depression. People with traumatic early-life experiences may have subconscious responses to certain triggers. A trigger is an event or topic that causes emotional discomfort.

Many people weren’t taught good coping mechanisms for stressful events in childhood. So the triggers cause improper coping which can lead to anxiety and depression.

Negative thinking patterns are a common bad habit. It’s a habit that results in anxiety for many people. And anxiety is a close cousin of depression.

Training the Subconscious Mind

Training the subconscious mind helps us to better manage depressive symptoms. The goal is getting to the many underlying causes of depression.

But how do we train the subconscious mind? One way is through hypnosis.

Hypnosis for Depression: How Does It Work?

Hypnosis is a mental state. Its hallmarks are a mind that’s relaxed and hyperfocused. It’s a trance-like state.

During hypnosis, the subconscious mind is more open to suggestion. In this state, your critical conscious mind is quiet. You’re open to different ways of thinking.

How Do You Reach a Hypnotic State?

If you’ve never done it before, it’s best to work with a trained therapist.

Once you learn how to achieve hypnosis, you can do it on your own. But it’s important to learn how first. Most hypnotherapy sessions are about an hour.

The therapist guides you through relaxation techniques designed to put you into hypnosis. Once under hypnosis, discussing difficult emotions and feelings is less stressful.

This is when the trained therapist makes suggestions to your subconscious mind. The therapist might say something like, “You’re now able to control your pain and anxiety. You no longer have negative thoughts that throw you into a depressive episode.”

Hypnotherapy for depression works by getting to the underlying causes. Sometimes there’s more than one root cause for your depression.

Weight Issues

Depression and obesity are closely linked. Obese people have a higher chance of depression. And those with depression are at a higher risk of obesity—higher by as much as 55 percent.

It’s not uncommon for someone who’s depressed to use food as a coping mechanism. The unhealthy coping mechanism leads to weight gain. This, in turn, leads to further depression.

Hypnosis helps retrain the subconscious into better coping mechanisms. It also helps break the automatic patterns that drive unhealthy eating behaviors. Hypnosis can also help root out the trauma, such as physical abuse, that leads to unhealthy coping mechanisms.


People with depression often suffer from low self-esteem. Negative thinking patterns often become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Do you engage in lots of negative self-talk? Do you tell yourself you’re not good enough or you’re ugly? That negative self-talk embeds itself into your subconscious mind.

Are you stuck in limiting beliefs about yourself? Do you tell yourself you’ll never get the job, the partner, or other things you want out of life?

During hypnosis, a therapist gives you powerful suggestions. These suggestions help turn negative thinking into positive beliefs. It helps get rid of limiting beliefs about yourself.

Stress and Anxiety

The modern world is a stressful place. You must learn proper coping mechanisms for dealing with outside stressors. Once you do, you’ll navigate life without debilitating anxiety.

Anxiety is the body’s automatic response to stress for a lot of people. But once you learn how to identify what’s happening, you can change it. You can break the negative feedback loop that’s causing anxiety and depression.

Problems Sleeping and Insomnia

Depression and anxiety lead to sleep difficulties and insomnia for many people. Sleep deprivation makes depression and other underlying issues worse.

Hypnosis helps people fall asleep faster and stay in deep sleep longer.

Addiction Issues

Addiction and depression often go together. People with depression search for external ways of managing the condition. Drugs and alcohol numb the mind and may make you feel better for a short while.

But in the long run, addiction is often the result. People with addictions often lose everything, including jobs and families. Hypnotherapy helps reverse the subconscious habits that drive cravings.

Treating and Managing Depression Through Hypnosis

Hypnosis for depression is natural and medication-free. Hypnosis helps train your subconscious mind away from the negative feedback loop.

Depression isn’t your fault and you can’t pull yourself out of it. You need to get to the root of the problem first.

Hypnotherapy helps you identify your underlying issues. Once you know what your issues are, tackling them is easier. Through hypnosis, you’ll learn how to gain control and take back your life.

Are you ready to gain control of your mind? Are you ready to reprogram the negative thinking into positive outcomes? Make an appointment with our trained professionals today!