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Almost everyone will have low moods from time to time. These feelings don’t stop your daily activities and will pass quite quickly. However, if they are frequent, severe or affect your day-to-day life, you might be experiencing depression. 
 
Research suggests that physical factors such as your DNA and low serotonin can contribute to depression. Events such as bereavement and serious illness can also trigger depression. 
 
You can become caught in a downward spiral leading to deeper and deeper negativity. You might lack motivation, feel hopeless, struggle to concentrate, lose confidence and find it difficult to sleep. 
 
Solution focused hypnotherapy (SFH) can help you to understand the root causes of your negative thoughts. With support (and, if needed, in conjunction with medication) you can challenge these thoughts to break the cycle and move on to more positive thinking. 

Common Symptoms 

Loss of interest or pleasure in your activities. 
Feelings restless and agitated. 
Sluggish and slowed down physically or mentally. 
Being tired and without energy. 
Feeling worthless or guilty. 
Trouble concentrating or making decisions. 
Thoughts of suicide. 

Types of Depression 

 
We all feel low from time to time; however, when you have depression your persistent feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration will affect your ability to live and enjoy your life from day to day. You might also feel tired, sleep badly, lose your interest in food or sex, and have aches and pains. 
 
Chemical changes in your brain can affect your mood and lead to depression. These changes can be due to stressful events, but anyone can develop depression, including children and teenagers. 
 
You can take positive steps to overcome depression and reduce the risk of recurrences. By making changes to your lifestyle and learning how to recognise and manage negative feelings you can take control of your life. 
 
If your moods are regularly low but your symptoms are not severe you might have a chronic (ongoing) type of depression called persistent depressive disorder (PDD), which is sometimes called dysthymia. 
 
You might feel low or irritable and have difficulty to sleeping. You are likely to have low energy levels and little appetite, accompanied by lack of concentration, low self-esteem and feelings of hopelessness. 
 
People with PDD have an increased likelihood of an episode of major depression at some point. Without support, older people with PDD often have difficulty caring for themselves and can become isolated. 
 
With support you can learn skills that will help you to make new, positive connections and associations and adopt new patterns of behaviour. 
 
If your mood changes quickly from being very happy and active (mania) to being very sad, hopeless and inactive (depression), and then back again, you might have bipolar disorder. Many people with bipolar disorder have ordinary moods in between these extreme episodes. 
 
Bipolar disorder often starts in late teenage or early adult years although children and adults can also be affected. 
 
You can take positive steps to manage episodes of mania and depression by learning to recognise triggers and by managing your lifestyle and relationships. 
 
Sometimes known as ‘winter depression’ the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) often worsen as the autumn days shorten and reduce or go away entirely in the spring and summer. 
 
If you are experiencing SAD you might feel gloomy, hopeless, worthless, and irritable. Your energy levels are likely to be low, accompanied by loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy. You might find it difficult to go to sleep and then oversleep in the mornings. You might also crave carbohydrates and gain weight. 
 
It’s possible that SAD is due to the levels of hormones that regulate your sleep, mood, appetite, and sleep patterns (melatonin and serotonin). 
 
To minimise the effects of SAD you can learn skills to help you manage negative feelings and take a more positive and proactive approach to your lifestyle. 
 
If you have major depression you might also experience hallucinations and delusions, which are symptoms of psychosis. This is known as psychotic depression. 
 
You might have thoughts or ideas that are unlikely to be true (delusions) or hear, see and smell things that aren’t there (hallucinations). 
 
You might become convinced you’re to blame for something that you haven’t done, become very agitated or feel that you are unable to move or can only move very slowly. 
 
One-to-one sessions can help you to understand the triggers and risks of psychotic depression and how to manage them. 
 
Sometimes called ‘baby blues’, depression after childbirth is often relatively brief (one or two weeks) and mild. It is undeniably unpleasant, but it will not affect your ability to look after your child and live day to day. 
 
However, one in seven women will experience much more severe peripartum (or postpartum) depression. If you are affected you are likely to feel persistently low and uninterested in events around you. You will probably sleep very badly and feel excessively worried about looking after your baby. 
 
With advice and support you can restore balance in your life and learn techniques to help you relax, sleep and focus on a positive, healthy lifestyle. 
 
While many women have some premenstrual symptoms, extreme mood shifts at specific times in your menstrual cycle can disrupt your work and damage your relationships. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) can be a very severe physical and emotional condition. 
 
PMDD symptoms usually begin mid-cycle. Physically you might experience bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleep and eating habits. You are also likely to have extreme mood changes including sadness or hopelessness, anxiety, tension, and irritability. 
 
Underlying depression and anxiety might be aggravated by your normal hormonal changes. With help you can focus on ways to minimise these symptoms. 

Discovery Session 

During the Discovery Session we will spend time discussing your symptoms and how long you have been suffering from them, any medication that you are on and what you are aiming to achieve. We will also explore any ‘triggers’ that may bring on an episode to understand a little more. 
 
The session will also help me: 
 
Understand how your symptoms impact your daily life. 
Explain how the brain works and its influence on how you feel today. 
Explain how Hypnotherapy can assist in creating positive change. 
Set you on the road to recovery 
Ensure that you are happy to work with me 
 
I do not undertake any hypnotherapy in the first session but you will leave with access to an MP3 which you can use to relieve stress and build confidence. 
 
This is for you to keep even if you do not pursue further treatment with Genesis Therapy. 

The Treatment (Clinical Session) 

Solution focused hypnotherapy (SFH) is all about you and your goals. It encourages you to discover and use your inner resources based on a practical strategy that inspires change in a very short period of time. From the first session you will start to take back control. 
 
We will: 
 
Set actionable goals. 
Use Hypnosis for relaxation and guided visualisation. 
Use questioning techniques. 
Set Homework – MP3 and other exercises. 
Measure your progress. 
 
While the approach of SFH is client focused and encourages you to discover your own inner strength and resources, it’s important to note that you are not alone in this.  
 
You and I will work together as a team to move forward from what’s troubling you. 
 
Almost everyone will have low moods from time to time. These feelings don’t stop your daily activities and will pass quite quickly. However, if they are frequent, severe or affect your day-to-day life, you might be experiencing depression. 
 
Research suggests that physical factors such as your DNA and low serotonin can contribute to depression. Events such as bereavement and serious illness can also trigger depression. 
 
You can become caught in a downward spiral leading to deeper and deeper negativity. You might lack motivation, feel hopeless, struggle to concentrate, lose confidence and find it difficult to sleep. 
 
Solution focused hypnotherapy (SFH) can help you to understand the root causes of your negative thoughts. With support (and, if needed, in conjunction with medication) you can challenge these thoughts to break the cycle and move on to more positive thinking. 

Common Symptoms 

Loss of interest or pleasure in your activities. 
Feelings restless and agitated. 
Sluggish and slowed down physically or mentally. 
Being tired and without energy. 
Feeling worthless or guilty. 
Trouble concentrating or making decisions. 
Thoughts of suicide. 

Types of Depression 

 
We all feel low from time to time; however, when you have depression your persistent feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration will affect your ability to live and enjoy your life from day to day. You might also feel tired, sleep badly, lose your interest in food or sex, and have aches and pains. 
 
Chemical changes in your brain can affect your mood and lead to depression. These changes can be due to stressful events, but anyone can develop depression, including children and teenagers. 
 
You can take positive steps to overcome depression and reduce the risk of recurrences. By making changes to your lifestyle and learning how to recognise and manage negative feelings you can take control of your life. 
 
If your moods are regularly low but your symptoms are not severe you might have a chronic (ongoing) type of depression called persistent depressive disorder (PDD), which is sometimes called dysthymia. 
 
You might feel low or irritable and have difficulty to sleeping. You are likely to have low energy levels and little appetite, accompanied by lack of concentration, low self-esteem and feelings of hopelessness. 
 
People with PDD have an increased likelihood of an episode of major depression at some point. Without support, older people with PDD often have difficulty caring for themselves and can become isolated. 
 
With support you can learn skills that will help you to make new, positive connections and associations and adopt new patterns of behaviour. 
 
If your mood changes quickly from being very happy and active (mania) to being very sad, hopeless and inactive (depression), and then back again, you might have bipolar disorder. Many people with bipolar disorder have ordinary moods in between these extreme episodes. 
 
Bipolar disorder often starts in late teenage or early adult years although children and adults can also be affected. 
 
You can take positive steps to manage episodes of mania and depression by learning to recognise triggers and by managing your lifestyle and relationships. 
 
Sometimes known as ‘winter depression’ the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) often worsen as the autumn days shorten and reduce or go away entirely in the spring and summer. 
 
If you are experiencing SAD you might feel gloomy, hopeless, worthless, and irritable. Your energy levels are likely to be low, accompanied by loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy. You might find it difficult to go to sleep and then oversleep in the mornings. You might also crave carbohydrates and gain weight. 
 
It’s possible that SAD is due to the levels of hormones that regulate your sleep, mood, appetite, and sleep patterns (melatonin and serotonin). 
 
To minimise the effects of SAD you can learn skills to help you manage negative feelings and take a more positive and proactive approach to your lifestyle. 
 
If you have major depression you might also experience hallucinations and delusions, which are symptoms of psychosis. This is known as psychotic depression. 
 
You might have thoughts or ideas that are unlikely to be true (delusions) or hear, see and smell things that aren’t there (hallucinations). 
 
You might become convinced you’re to blame for something that you haven’t done, become very agitated or feel that you are unable to move or can only move very slowly. 
 
One-to-one sessions can help you to understand the triggers and risks of psychotic depression and how to manage them. 
 
Sometimes called ‘baby blues’, depression after childbirth is often relatively brief (one or two weeks) and mild. It is undeniably unpleasant, but it will not affect your ability to look after your child and live day to day. 
 
However, one in seven women will experience much more severe peripartum (or postpartum) depression. If you are affected you are likely to feel persistently low and uninterested in events around you. You will probably sleep very badly and feel excessively worried about looking after your baby. 
 
With advice and support you can restore balance in your life and learn techniques to help you relax, sleep and focus on a positive, healthy lifestyle. 
 
While many women have some premenstrual symptoms, extreme mood shifts at specific times in your menstrual cycle can disrupt your work and damage your relationships. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) can be a very severe physical and emotional condition. 
 
PMDD symptoms usually begin mid-cycle. Physically you might experience bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleep and eating habits. You are also likely to have extreme mood changes including sadness or hopelessness, anxiety, tension, and irritability. 
 
Underlying depression and anxiety might be aggravated by your normal hormonal changes. With help you can focus on ways to minimise these symptoms. 

Discovery Session 

During the Discovery Session we will spend time discussing your symptoms and how long you have been suffering from them, any medication that you are on and what you are aiming to achieve. We will also explore any ‘triggers’ that may bring on an episode to understand a little more. 
 
The session will also help me: 
 
Understand how your symptoms impact your daily life. 
Explain how the brain works and its influence on how you feel today. 
Explain how Hypnotherapy can assist in creating positive change. 
Set you on the road to recovery 
Ensure that you are happy to work with me 
 
I do not undertake any hypnotherapy in the first session but you will leave with access to an MP3 which you can use to relieve stress and build confidence. 
 
This is for you to keep even if you do not pursue further treatment with Genesis Therapy. 

The Treatment (Clinical Session) 

Solution focused hypnotherapy (SFH) is all about you and your goals. It encourages you to discover and use your inner resources based on a practical strategy that inspires change in a very short period of time. From the first session you will start to take back control. 
 
We will: 
 
Set actionable goals. 
Use Hypnosis for relaxation and guided visualisation. 
Use questioning techniques. 
Set Homework – MP3 and other exercises. 
Measure your progress. 
 
While the approach of SFH is client focused and encourages you to discover your own inner strength and resources, it’s important to note that you are not alone in this. You and I will work together as a team to move forward from what’s troubling you. 
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