When you feel depressed, it is hard to function, life can feel overwhelming and lonely…
Depression can be completely debilitating. It does not just affect individuals, it impacts families and can devastate lives. Even people who appear to ‘have it all’ suffer, often because of the pressure to be perfect.
However, depression need not be a life sentence, not when there is hypnosis for depression – the fast and effective solution available to everyone, which is why I want everyone to know about it.
Causes of Depression
As a celebrity therapist with over thirty years of experience of freeing clients from all kinds of issues, including depression, with hypnosis. I have often been asked why do people get depressed? Here are my thoughts on the leading causes of depression.
1. Not feeling good enough
Not feeling worthy enough or believing we are good enough is the curse of the modern world. So many people feel pressured nowadays and are made to think that they are not pretty enough, smart enough, or rich enough. This feeling of not being enough affects everyone – even those who appear to ‘have it all.’
I am often asked why celebrities get depressed when they appear to ‘have it all’?
When you do not yet have it all, you have hope that one day your life will be great. When your life is great and you are still depressed, you feel even more worthless and alone feeling that way.
Many people also feel like they do not deserve success, we have all heard of ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and it can affect people in different ways. I advise people not to try to be perfect, people who try to be or appear perfect are the most depressed, the most stressed and the most unhappy.
The pressure of expectations
Women who are known for their beauty often feel like they can never have a day off, which may make them want to do what Britney Spears did—cut off their hair, get fat and give up.
Many beautiful women retire into seclusion: Liz Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Anita Pallenberg all disappeared from the spotlight for a while, maybe to break away from the pressure of people’s expectations.
Sportsmen feel pressure to be peak performers all the time. It is interesting how many comedians are actually depressed – they put on an act of being happy and funny, then feel so much pressure to be funny all the time, which actually makes them unhappy.
Robbie Williams famously became very depressed once he ‘had it all’ and sadly Robin Williams was a leading example to us all about just how much people may be struggling with depression, despite their presentation to the world.
Not feeling lovable enough
Commonly, depression comes down to not feeling loveable enough or good enough just as we are. People who feel unlovable are often drawn and driven to fame as they feel it will cure them. However, fame can actually increase feelings of depression.
The feelings of “I am not loveable, but if I am famous everyone will love me” morphs into “I am not lovable, everything I have is a fake – my fans only love my voice, body, lifestyle or who I am pretending to be.”
Of course in the public eye, everyone gets to see the destructive behavior, so it’s all made worse. Not to mention the hurtful and harmful impact of ‘trolls’ and cyberbullies.
2. Not doing what you love or following your heart’s desire
Evidence has shown that when people do not follow their inner yearnings or do what they love, this can create depression, sadness, apathy, and illness. I have worked with so many clients who were depressed because they did not take up the career they have a calling for or had a deep need to be involved in. So much depression is down to people not doing what they want to with their lives and suffering because of it.
If you are depressed because you have not followed your heart’s desire, it is never too late to do something about it. Even if you cannot make it your career, you can still make it a hobby. Do not live a life full of regrets about what you did not do, instead, do something about it.
Doing what you love helps our bodies to heal as it activates our natural relaxation response, flooding our bodies with feel-good hormones and allowing our nervous system to relax and restore.
3. Chemical imbalances and unhealthy lifestyles
Depression caused by chemical imbalances can feel outside of our control. However, the good news is that there are things you can do to put yourself back in control. We are in control of what we eat, think and do, therefore we are empowered to make choices that impact our day to day living and health.
Many studies show that our modern diet and lifestyle are making us ill. Remember, you are in control of what you put into your body and mind and you can take positive action to do what is important to lead a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. As Aristotle famously said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
4. Disconnection from what matters most
We may technically be more connected than ever, but we are actually experiencing more disconnection to other people and a lack of human contact leads to unhappiness.
As humans, we are naturally social creatures. We need to feel a sense of belonging, that we are connected to others. This is deeply programmed into us for the survival of our species. As babies, we need a connection to other people – to provide for us, to care for us, to feed and protect us – our lives depend on it.
Researchers have shown that loneliness and rejection activate the same parts of the brain as physical pain. Shockingly research has also shown that loneliness can be more dangerous to your health than smoking or obesity. With social pain being likened to physical pain, it is no wonder we are all suffering so badly from this disconnection epidemic.
You might think that disconnection does not affect you, but it does. It will affect your children, parents, friends, colleagues and the people that matter in your life. Disconnection is a major risk factor for suicide and even though we are all increasingly digitally connected, we are more disconnected from what truly matters.
5. Feeling Out of Control
Depression can also be about not being able to control events. When something happens outside of our control, like a partner getting ill or when something traumatic happens, we feel like we cannot control anything and this can bring on depression.
We cannot control outside events like the weather, traffic or even our bodies, but we can control our thinking. Learning to think positively and to take control of our thoughts is very effective at transforming depression.
Change your behavior as well as your beliefs and thoughts
In my book Ultimate Confidence, I talk about how changing your thinking changes your feelings. However, with depression, it is also essential that you also do some activities, because doing something that requires activity, no matter how small, can also change the depression.
The way you act and the actions you take will change the way you feel.
Feelings follow behavior, therefore I tell my clients with depression that you must do what you do not want to do to help change how you feel. Do not wait for motivation or an improvement in the mood before you take action, take action and you will become more motivated and get an improvement in mood.
So what can we do about it? How can we overcome depression? Try using one of the most effective tools – hypnosis for depression.
Using Hypnosis for Depression
We collectively must acknowledge that depression is causing great harm in our lives, relationships, and the ability to connect and feel truly fulfilled.
Many people use antidepressants to cure depression symptoms that lead to dependency and a constant feeling of numbness. Many of those who take antidepressants are not actually depressed or do not actually need them. As one study shows depression in the US is being overdiagnosed and overtreatment on a remarkable scale.
The truth is, if depression stems from profound unhappiness or past trauma, you will never overcome that with a pill. That is why addressing the source of one’s depression from a deep emotional/mental approach so often is the answer. This is when hypnotherapy and in particular hypnosis for depression comes into play.
Hypnosis is a century-old therapeutic modality that is proven to be effective in resolving multiple issues from improving self-esteem and dealing with phobias to quitting smoking and ensuring healthy weight loss, dealing with insomnia and anxiety.
I have had tremendous success using hypnosis for depression for my patients who suffer from depression by teaching them to change their inner script, reverse negative thought habits, and improve their external surroundings.
I have helped thousands of clients gain freedom from depression and mental health problems with Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT™), the method I developed over three decades of therapeutic practice.
RTT is a complete solution-based treatment, offering fast effective results by combining the most beneficial principles of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP, CBT and Neuroscience.
RTT helps you get to the root cause of emotional, physical or cognitive issues. I believe that when it comes to depression, we need to change our thinking, beliefs, and behavior to achieve lasting change.
I have dedicated my life to helping others master the power of their mind and I want to help everyone know that they are enough just as they are – always have been and always will be. No one needs to suffer when we can use hypnosis for depression – the most powerful and effective solution available.
Hypnosis for depression works subconscious mind, helping you deal with the past trauma and reset the negative thoughts to positive, empowering ones.
If you would like to work on your specific needs with a certified professional, you can book a session with an RTT therapist.
You can also try Marisa Peer’s pre-recorded hypnosis for depression audio courses, which will help you feel confident, motivated, lovable and fulfilled.Finally, if you are interested in learning hypnosis to help yourself or others, enjoy this free masterclass on how RTT can become your new rewarding career.
Additionally, here are a few things you can start doing today to better deal with depression.
5 Tips to Free Yourself From Depression
1. Tell yourself you are enough every day
Do it when you are in the shower, or cleaning your teeth. Our mind believes what we repeatedly tell it, so the more you tell yourself you are enough, the better you will feel. When you believe you are good enough and loveable, so will others. It is not about what you look like or have, it is about how you feel inside.
Telling yourself every day “I am enough, I am lovable and will always be good enough” can and will change your life. All the clients I have got to do this – including some who were almost suicidal – tell me it changed their life forever. Read Sofia’s story here on overcoming suicidal depression. Give yourself the praise you most need to hear every day and share praise with others too. The more you love yourself, the more others will love you too.
2. Do what you love and follow your heart’s desire
If you always wanted to work with animals but being a vet is beyond you, become a dog walker. If you wanted to act and have left it too late, join a drama group. Do what you love, if that is cooking, gardening, animals, children anything – fit it into your life. Remember, it is the simple things that give us the most pleasure. Find ways to do what you love and love what you do. Most of all remember to love you.
3. Remember you are always in control – you can control your thoughts
You cannot control anything external to you, but you can control your response and what you choose to tell yourself about it. Remember – you always have a choice. This is a very empowering truth to remember.
4. You are in control of what you put into your body and mind
Remembering this empowers you to be in the driving seat and make choices that will help you to be healthy. Be mindful of what you put in your body and make sure your diet is the food of vitamins and micronutrients, especially in the times when your body and mind needs special care and nourishment.
Exercise is also an important natural antidepressant, as it releases endorphins. Plus, make sure that you get some daylight every day, as it is needed for vitamin D and boosts serotonin, which is a natural antidepressant. Oxytocin is also a natural antidepressant and happy hormone, released through touch, hugs, massage, orgasms and even stroking a pet.
5. Connect to what matters most – other people
Depression can often take the fun out of life and leave people not wanting to go out and join social activities. However, this is where doing the things you do not feel like doing can actually make you feel so much better long term. Talk to other people who understand, find uplifting examples of those who have fully recovered and know that it is possible for you too.
Therapy with the right therapist and using hypnosis for depression is incredibly helpful and you do not need to spend years on a therapist’s couch. The Rapid Transformational Therapy™ I developed is able to provide dramatic life-changing results and empower clients to overcome their issues often in a limited amount of sessions.
Depression often comes down to not feeling good enough. It is so often linked to not following our heart’s desire and having the life we want and thus, being full of regrets for the things we did not do, which brings on apathy inertia.
Our mind’s primary purpose is to try to protect us and keep us safe, to prevent us from being at risk or in danger. Our symptoms are usually our body’s way of communicating with us that something needs to change.
One of the ways that Rapid Transformational Therapy®️ gets results is that we look at what is the role, function and purpose the depression is playing in your life.vRTT actually able to get to the root cause of the problem and alleviate it by rewiring the mind, using a principle known as neuroplasticity.
Understanding is power and the understanding gained through Rapid Transformational Therapy can have the most liberating transformative power to change lives.
To start changing your negative thought patterns today, you can try my hypnosis for depression audio that is dedicated to free yourself from depression. Just listen to the recording for 21 days and see how positive changes start to happen in your life.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can become qualified in Rapid Transformational Therapy, to be able to help others to treat depression, watch a free masterclass on how you can start helping people in a matter of months.