The Dark Side of Anxiety and Depression

Have you noticed some changes lately?

Feeling sad, without hope or like you’re unable to experience joy in any activity you once enjoyed? Isn’t that a sure sign of depression?

Or are you nervous, uneasy, worried or afraid or simply can’t relax?
Isn’t that a sure sign of anxiety?

Don’t jump to conclusions so fast. Anxiety and depression are like flipsides of a coin – often one can occur as a result of symptoms from the other. Anxiety will often make us feel depressed, and depression will often make us feel anxiety.

It’s also very normal to have ups and downs, or have things you’re worried about – that’s just a part of life. You may currently be going through a difficult time, but it’s a good idea to consult a specialist to determine if it is actually a condition and discover what help is available to you.

In our fast-paced world, where more focus and attention is placed on technology which can cause loss of connectedness and real relationships – it’s common to feel depressed or anxious in todays’ day and age. You might be going through a rough time right now, or recovering from trauma or a bad experience – one thing is for certain though, and that is that you don’t have to do it alone. 

If you are experiencing the following:

  • Negative and destructive thoughts
  • Being constantly stressed and nervous
  • Overwhelmed with sadness or grief
  • Recurring pessimistic thoughts.

Clinical Hypnotherapy can offer a solution without the side effects caused by medically prescribed medications. The above thoughts can often manifest into anxiety disorders, which can include:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety Disorders (SAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

No two people experience anxiety and depression the same way. What takes one person a month to heal from may take another person years. Trauma and events within our lives all affect our emotions differently, and what works for one may not work for another. 

A Clinical Hypnotherapist can assist by developing a treatment plan to treat both anxiety and depression at the same time. Through clinical hypnosis therapy, we can teach you to adjust your thoughts and actions, help you to resolve the source of the issue that is causing you emotional stress, and give you access to the right tools you need to overcome your symptoms and recover.

Each treatment is tailored to your individual circumstance. I will help you change your negative thinking and behavioural styles, focus on recognising and changing the damaging thought patterns or behaviours and reduce any distorted thinking by helping you have a different perspective of the issues that worry you.

It is possible to recover and life a life free of depression and anxiety, and help is only a phone call away.

Astrid Ritenis

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