Can NLP Help With Depression?
Depression is affecting more and more people every day. Of course, depression is also a regular aspect of life. Feeling sad, overwhelmed, and dejected are normal emotions after a loss, embarrassment, or an unachieved goal. These feelings typically resolve on their own. Clinical depression is the ongoing exacerbation of these feelings.
Symptoms of depression include:
- difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
- fatigue and decreased energy
- feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness
- feelings of hopelessness and pessimism
- feelings of disinterest in life, lack of happiness
- insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
- irritability, restlessness
- loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
- overeating or appetite loss
- persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
- persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
- thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
It is imperative to have a medical doctor treat you for symptoms of depression. However, one treatment found to be effective that your doctor might suggest is hypnosis or an advanced form of hypnosis known as neuro-linguistic programming or NLP.
NLP vs. Psychiatry
NLP is a combination of techniques derived from hypnosis and psychiatry. It can be useful in treating depression because it changes the internal beliefs that may be exacerbating the symptoms of depression.
The difference between NLP and psychiatry is the practice of NLP says people are not sick; they just have incorrect behaviors. You can alter your responses as a depressed person by changing the internal habits and beliefs of the subconscious mind. Again if a clinical depression exists, any complementary therapy would be done with the medical doctor’s approval.
Neuro-linguistic programming is an effective treatment for depression and has proven to help significantly in the recovery of those afflicted by this condition. The exact practices used with each client would vary depending upon the individual. The treatment of depression in NLP originated from people who overcame depression naturally. Therefore, following the same protocol as others who were successful in overcoming depression allows for a practical road map out of the dark tunnel of depression.