Discover Hypnotherapy as a Safe, Effective, Non-invasive, All-natural, Drug-Free Alternative Treatment For Depression and live a happy, fulfilling life.
If you’ve ever been diagnosed with Depression, you’ve probably been told it’s a medical condition caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain and if you Google it, you’ll most likely read that it’s a mental illness that can be caused by anything from genetics, brain biology, trauma, grief, difficult relationships, adverse childhood experience or extreme stress. So while Depression is one of the most common conditions with over 300 million sufferers worldwide – it is also quite possibly one of themostmisunderstood disorders of the mind.
History of Depression Treatments
Still known as “melancholy” right up to the Victorian era, it wasn’t until 1856 that depression was considered a medical condition. Ever since then the treatment for depression has been predominantly drug therapy with anti-depressant medication. More recently talk therapy including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been paired with the drugs as the most popular treatment – HOWEVER – there are people who have been on anti-depressant medication for decades which has many people questioning the validity of their use.
Why have I been on Anti-depressants for twenty years and still don’t feel any better?
It’s one of the questions Johann Hari, best selling author and social scientist from the UK wrote about in his book Lost Connections – Uncovering the Real Cause of Depression. He, himself suffered with depression for years and wasn’t getting any better with ever increasing doses of anti-depressant medication. Whilst no-one is dismissing the use of anti-depressants as a treatment option, there’s an ever-increasing number of people who challenge their effectiveness in actually alleviating the problem. Many, including the World Health Organisation have concluded that depression is in fact, not caused by lower levels of serotonin in the brain but is an indicator of the state of our mental health as a society.
Professor Andrew Skull of Princeton University is quoted saying that – the story about depression being caused by low serotonin levels [in other words a chemical imbalance] is “deeply misleading and unscientific” while UK Professor of Psychiatry David Healy says “that the story can’t be discredited because there was never a time when it was credited!”
Don’t settle for outdated treatments…ask more questions.
If you’ve been diagnosed with depression and have been living with the condition for years and don’t feel like you’re getting any better, start asking more questions. Look for alternative therapies, like Hypnotherapy. To put some perspective on this, the Hamilton Scale measures depression based on a number of questions and gives a rating between 0 (no depression) and 56 (severely symptomatic, suicidal). Regular meditation could lower the score by up to 8 points whereas anti-depressant medication lowers the score by around 1-2 points.
“I believe that depression is an emotional disorder more so than a mental disorder, but because they’re so closely related it gets categorised as a mental health problem – it’s often unclear which comes first since our thoughts trigger our feelings which then add meaning to our thoughts. It’s almost a never-ending cycle. I would absolutely love for people to consider this – depression is caused by not having one or more of our inherent needs met,” says Roberta.
We have inherent physical needs for air, food, water & warmth to survive, but we also have inherent emotional and psychological needs for love, belonging, senses of significance, certainty and variety as well as a need to contribute to others in order to thrive. If any one of these inherent needs are not met, we can’t thrive and in the case of our physical needs not being met, our survival is under threat. UK Professor Michael Marmont (educated here in Sydney) said, “our culture is not meeting our needs” as we become more and more isolated, by the way we live. We’re no longer tribal, we each go home to our own little box, with less and less interaction with other people, we don’t chat with the cashier at the grocery store check-out anymore, drones are delivering our pizza. You can see how this is happening and why it is getting worse as time goes on and technology improves.
In addition to not having one or more of our inherent needs met is the presence of harsh, critical words we hear in life, which in times of stress, we repeat to ourselves. For example, if our inherent need for a sense of significance is not being met, our subconscious mind will often look for an explanation for that and actually create a notion that we are not “good enough”. We then look for, (or create) evidence to back that up; not finding a suitable partner, being overlooked for a raise, etcetera. It plays over and over in our mind as a looping thought that we come to believe, which ultimately leads to depression, its very difficult to break out of that cycle without knowing how it started; that’s how hypnotherapy helps.
In Part II of this discussion, we discover how Hypnotherapy is a safe, drug-free, all natural and very effective alternative treatment for Depression. In hypnosis, you can uncover the root cause of those looping thoughts and break the cycle without the harmful side effects of drug therapy. You will also discover ways to meet your inherent needs to live a happy and fulfilling life. Alternatively, you can book a Free Discovery Call by clicking on the link below.
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Whether it’s migraine headache, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, stomach upsets or the pain of depression, anxiety or PTSD, every pain, every discomfort, every dis-ease, every dys-function is your body’s way of trying to get your attention and to focus on a bigger or deeper emotional problem that it wants you to heal. It’s time to listen up!
Don’t let pain control you…
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Roberta McInturff wants everyone to know, there’s a lot you can do about your pain and it doesn’t involve taking more pills. It’s about finding the root cause of the pain and taking control of it, instead of it controlling you.
“I want everyone to know there’s a healthier, holistic alternative to traditional medicines for pain relief. Holistic meaning treating the whole body, mind and spirit”
Looking for a safe and effective solution to pain?
Hypnotherapy is an all-natural, non-invasive, drug free, safe alternative treatment for pain. It can be used to treat all types of pain from chronic pain, nerve pain, joint pain, headache and the pain of injury. Hypnotherapy is very useful for the treatment of psychogenic pain – or the pain of depression, anxiety, grief or loss.
“The mind can be programmed to “block” the neurotransmitters carrying the pain message to various parts of the body.”
How does hypnotherapy work on pain?
Psychologist, Dr Susanne Babbel, who specialises in trauma and depression is quoted in Psychology Today as saying, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues. Often, physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done.”
The sub-conscious part of our mind can create physical symptoms to alert us to a deep emotional problem. It is in fact, the emotional issue that is the root cause of all pain, disease and illness. Arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, migraine, PTSD, depression, chronic fatigue, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis and so on all have emotional root causes that can be discovered and “uninstalled” from the sub-conscious mind through the use of hypnosis.
My Pain is Real! I’ve had tests to prove it!
Yes! Absolutely, your pain is real! No-one is arguing the validity of your pain being real or not; nor is it about patronising any person and making their pain “real for them”. It’s true, your pain IS VERY real and yes, the suggested cause of your pain can be corroborated by any number of tests and diagnostic tools.
It’s usually, at this point, many people get defensive, become outraged at the mere suggestion that their pain or their illness is “all in their head”.
“What I’d like everyone to start to challenge is, not just how that pain got there, but why? Yes, I know the scans showed there was inflammation – but why? Without going into every symptom of every disease and ailment, think about your own pain for a moment. Where did it come from? Where did it all start?”
Use Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) as an example. According to the Mayo Clinic, Rheumatoid arthritis is:
“…a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues…there is no cure…we don’t know why this occurs…”
We’ve established the fact that the pain is caused by the swelling, the swelling is caused by the auto immune system attacking the tissue lining the joints, but WHY? Why does our immune system attack our own body? This applies to every autoimmune disease. There are no medical tests, that doctors can perform to answer that question and so it remains a “mystery” in the field of medicine. The answer, does however, lay in the mind – in the deep, subconscious part of the mind where our emotions are created and memories of our emotional experiences are stored – it’s linked to the part of the mind where our DNA is created.
Epigenetics – the scientific explanation…
Epigenetics is the term used to describe the study of how our genes can create traits (which can be passed from one generation to another) other than through our genetic coding in our DNA. In other words it looks at how our DNA is not actually “fixed” but rather can be altered at a molecular level. Research conducted at places like the British Society for Cell Biology is proving that changes can occur within our DNA as a result of our emotional experiences. This not only explains how diseases and illnesses were ever created in the first place but also, how they have been passed through genetic lineages and seen as a “family history” of a particular disease or illness.
You can reprogram your DNA!
“The good news about this is, if DNA can be affected to create a disease, it can be reprogrammed to UN-create it,” says Roberta. “Even after several generations.”
Need more convincing?
Dr Joe Dispenza, wrote a book titled You Are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter. He combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioural conditioning and quantum physics to demonstrate the power of the mind in both creating and healing pain, illness and disease. He shares dozens of documented cases of people who have reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis and Parkinson’s through the power of their own mind as well as stories of others who’ve gotten sick and even died after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness, believed in hexes or a voodoo curse, so strong was their belief.
“This is really exciting,” says Roberta. “Because it means, there is hope for sufferers of chronic pain and illness who want to eradicate the pain, not just manage it.”
How does the DNA get altered to create the pain or illness in the first place?
Extensive studies indicate that emotional experiences in childhood can create fear responses so deep in the sub- conscious mind that they remain largely hidden amidst any number of physical or psychological symptoms until they become intolerable or chronic disease in adulthood.
…is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences, the study of which was developed in 1985 by Dr Vincent Felitti and conducted through the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Felitti discovered that most of the patients in his obesity clinic had a background of adverse childhood experiences such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse, physical and emotional neglect, household violence, drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness in primary caregivers. In one of the largest epidemiological studies in the US, more than 17,000 people of the study were examined and completed an ACE Quiz in order to determine a correlation between adverse experiences in childhood and health concerns, both physical and mental, later in life.
The study showed: “…an individual with an ACE score of four or higher was 260% more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary (heart) disease than someone with a score of 0, 240% more likely to contract hepatitis, 460% more likely to experience depression, and 1,220% more likely to attempt suicide.’’
“A situation doesn’t have to be abusive to be traumatic for a child. Having the lights go out in a severe thunder storm or overhearing an argument can be frightening enough in a child’s mind to be etched there forever as one of the worst experiences of their life. From that moment, all the child’s beliefs are based on the meaning they placed on that feeling of fear.“
Stories created in the mind to protect the body…
Children, especially young children are not always capable of voicing their concerns and even when they do, they’re not always listened to. This can leave children to feel isolated and alone with their feelings.
More and more research shows that many of the chronic illnesses for which doctors cannot find a cause or a cure, have origins deep inside the subconscious mind. These include the autoimmune diseases, fibro-myalgia, IBS, PTSD, PCOS, Endo, the list goes on.
“I had a client who had headaches and high blood pressure. Doctors couldn’t find a cause, but kept increasing the medication, which was having adverse side effects. Through hypnosis we discovered that the person had a difficult birth – had been stuck in the birth canal and experienced the pressure and panic of mother, doctors and midwives trying to get him out”. The client had no conscious memory of that experience – it was buried deep in the subconscious mind and revealed in hypnosis.
Pain and illness, is your body’s way of demanding your attention to heal an emotional wound. A wound that you’ve artfully, yet subconsciously hidden and ignored for a very long time and now, your symptoms, are just like an alarm going off. Your pain is a call to action. Your body is screaming for attention. Don’t ignore it.
Hypnotherapy as an alternative to drugs for pain relief.
“Your body achieves what your mind believes” – a somewhat bastardised version of Napolean Hill’s words in his 1937 best seller Think and Grow Rich. When you are prepared to see your pain as a messenger telling you something that you need to know about your life URGENTLY, and you’re prepared to receive the message and act on it – Mission accomplished! The Pain can go! But…If you continue to ignore the messenger or mute it with drugs, alcohol or addictive behaviours it will continue to hound you for your attention, or kill you trying.
How does hypnotherapy work?
“I saw a client whose migraine headaches were from overhearing his mother repeatedly complain that his father’s drinking was “doing her head in” – it was his child-mind’s way, of having his need for parental attention met.”
“It’s not always clear what the pain’s message is,” Roberta says. “I can help you interpret the message, and guide you to understanding what your body is trying to tell you. Paying attention to your body’s signals is the kindest thing you can do for yourself. Getting to the root cause of your pain or illness is showing that you’re paying attention and to do that you need to go deep into the subconscious mind and unlock those hidden emotional experiences.
Science or magic?
This is not magic, this is the power of your own mind to heal your body at a molecular level and being guided by a caring professional to discover the truth of your pain and powerfully using your own thoughts to change your DNA and be free of dis-ease in your own body now and for generations to follow. There are no incurable diseases when you know how and why they start and you believe in the power you have to heal yourself.
A whole new you around every seven years?
Every cell in your body is replaced, renewed recreated regularly. Colon cells are replaced approximately every four days, skin is replaced every 27 days, liver cells are replaced around every six months; in fact, around every seven years, you are a whole new person. You can start reprogramming your DNA to replace diseased cells with healthy cells immediately, putting an end to pain, permanently. Roberta McInturff uses a style of hypnotherapy developed my Marisa Peer branded Rapid Transformational Therapy™ which combines deep relaxation, guided regression and powerful reprogramming of the mind for rapid relief and permanent results. Roberta incorporates into each session her own unique methods for a holistic approach to health and well-being which may include Psychodynamic therapy, NLP (neuro linguistic programming) guidance on nutrition, diet and exercise, relaxation and meditation.
What have you got to lose?
Nothing but your pain!
Take charge of your health and end your pain and suffering to live the long, happy and pain-free life you dream of.