Introduction To Hypnotherapy Weekend 

Understanding And Working With Depression  And  How Do we Remain Resilient And Buoyant  September 21st & 22nd 2019   This Weekend is Part Of The Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Course - To Learn More  You Can Attend This Weekend Separately - Apply Here 

Why Discuss Depression On An Introductory Weekend? 

Why Not? 
If we are learning about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, we believe in being practical, why not discuss how we use hypnotherapy, with who and what we are able to address. 
 
Hypnosis is a natural learning state that we all experience everyday, when we feel safe we drive in a hypnoidal state, perfectly natural, we learn better in a hypnoidal phase whilst studying. 
 
We can all learn to become depressed as a reaction to our environment, we can access a state of depression. 
 
By the same process we can learn to change the state of depression, not by telling the client that they are now OK but by understanding the process of change. 
 
I believe everyone's depression is different however, the way the brain can move through these phases has a commonality to it. 
I have found the following to be a successful step by step approach to change: 
 
If we are learning about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, we believe in being practical, why not discuss how we use hypnotherapy, with who and what we are able to address. 
Congratulations to Karen, Lina & Keith, graduation day. 
 
Off to develop new careers of your choice! 
Delegates from Worthing, Brighten, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Kent, London & Lithuania 
 
When we work with addictions, sooner or later we will be working with depression. Some suffering with depression turn to a stimulant for support. Alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, even caffeine has a lift 
If the addicted were not suffering with depression before they became addicted they will be when they let the substance go. Most stimulants cause depression.  
 
Certainly facing life with out the perceived support of the stimulant will not be a happy thought. 
Hypnosis is a natural learning state that we all experience everyday, when we feel safe we drive in a hypnoidal state, perfectly natural, we learn better in a hypnoidal phase whilst studying. 
 
We can all learn to become depressed as a reaction to our environment, we can access a state of depression. 
 
By the same process we can learn to change the state of depression, not by telling the client that they are now OK but by understanding the process of change. 
 
I believe everyone's depression is different however, the way the brain can move through these phases has a commonality to it. 
I have found the following to be a successful step by step approach to change: 
 
If appropriate use the behavioural model, unique to the SCCP, taught on this course. The depressed mind can be too stressed to learn. Calming down is not always appropriate, discussed later on this page. 
 
Like anxiety, depression affects the thought process and we can develop black & white or polarised thinking; this can be the cause of increased anxiety. The SCCP has a Positive Psychology adaption that can address this type of thinking. Over-thinking often distorts sleep patterns, this client requires nourishing sleep, again the behavioural model can be beneficial regarding sleep. 
 
There are often basic needs that are not being met, these need to be looked at, helping the client to develop skill's and resources which can be used in the future. At times there is a sense of dissempowerment, your client may require assertiveness training, we can lose our voice when suffering from depression. Focus on the client's strengths, skills and resources and the requirement to develop these within the client, this will improve self-esteem and confidence. 
 
Encourage your client to exercise, if possible in nature in daylight, to take some pictures of the things they have enjoyed whilst exercising and bring these photographs to their next appointment. Try not to get lost in the content of your clients narrative. 
 
Three basic steps to change, that can be adjusted to a client suffering with depression. Easily understood progressive way forward, without the client needing to reinforce their story by continually explaining previous experiences. 
According to World Health Organisation 350 million suffer with depression world wide and the number is growing. Depression is named as the leading form of disability and this doesn't take into account those who do not realise they are suffering.. According to latest research, medication clearly is unsuccessful. 
 
We need to learn how and why depression develops and how to avoid it. 
 
At times you will be working with many of the depressive derivatives, alcohol and stimulant abuse, emotional eating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, self harming etc 
 
Clearly it can be seen by this page, you will be working with depression in one form or another throughout your career, why not start learning about it now? 
 
You can become professionally knowledgeable at treating depression with the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy soon. 
Steps To Healing 

What Are The Real Causes Of Depression 

Certainly a lack of serotonin is now robustly rejected as the cause of depression, which fiercely places medication and pharma at question. 
 
Whilst "What Are The Causes of Depression" is a valid question, we come to the conclusion that there are many answers, certainly everyone's depression is different however, there are common denominators: 
 
1) Having a lack of control. 
 
2) Not having a voice, as we might experience by being passive and not assertive. 
 
3) A lack of meaning or purpose in life, include meaningful connections with others, 
 
4) Not being valued and the quality of what we value. 
 
Whilst ones experience might be of anger or anxiety, these are considered to be depressive states. 
" Man was born to fail but live in hope" 
Some see this statement as depressing, for me it highlights mans spiritual need for hope, to be able to continue, it identifies what makes us human. The need for hope is identified in the four common denominators, a reduction in hope is proportionate with our change in mood. 
 
 
Man's Search For Meaning:  
 
The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust by Viktor E Frankl  
 
Existentially, depression can be seen as a healing process, providing there is a guide to light, which might offer hope. 
 
Perhaps it is time to become a therapist? The work offers meaning and purpose, the feeling of being valued by a client restores faith in yourself. 
 
What of control?  
You are working for you as well, your needs, working when you need to means you are in control. 
 

Understanding And Working With Depression 

After 1,100 Brain Scans It Has Been Revealed That There Are Four Types Of Depression 
After extensive brain scan research, four types of depression have been identified. 
 
The brain scans revealed distinctly different types of brain activity in each type of depression. 
 
The finding may eventually lead to treatments targeted to the particular sub-type of depression. 
 
Dr. Liston, who led the research, said: 
“The four sub-types of depression that we discovered vary in terms of their clinical symptoms but, more importantly, they differ in their responses to treatment. 
THE FOUR TYPES OF DEPRESSION IDENTIFIED ARE 
 
 Bio-type 1 is characterised by anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue. 
 
 Bio-type 2 is characterised by exhaustion and low energy. 
 
 Bio-type 3 is characterised by an inability to feel pleasure as 
well as slowed movements and speech. 
 
 Bio-type 4 is characterised mostly by anxiety with insomnia 
along with the inability to experience pleasure. 
They are called ‘bio-types’ because of the biological means (brain scans) used to identify them. 
 
Possibly the biological approach will help to provide some extra precision for diagnosis and treatment. 
 
"Brain scans are objective.” Said Dr Liston. 
The conclusions come from a study of over 1,100 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) brain scans of people with depression, compared with healthy controls. Researchers at seven different institutions worked to identify the abnormal patterns of connectivity in the brains and how they were linked to depressive symptoms. 
 
They found the patterns clustered together. For example, one group had reduced connectivity in the part of the brain that is important for fear-related behaviour. This was most often seen in sub-types 1 and 4, both of which are characterised by high levels of anxiety. 

The SCCP Approach To Understanding And Working With Depression. 

Congratulations to Michael & Manuela, who are now fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapists.  
For many years the SCCP has understood that people's experience of depression is as different as the reasons for the depression being present, however combining factors are often experienced as: 
 
The mind appears to work slowly, experiencing low energy levels, slow responses, exhaustion, able to sleep many hours with out recovery, fatigue. 
The mind appears to work too quickly, experiencing, over stimulation, anxiety, stress, insomnia and eventually exhaustion. 
Both responses can be experienced by the same client at different times. 
We are context and state dependent, and so unable to access a pleasurable experience, even when it is happening, if we are in a depressed state, but we can access information related to perceived failure 
As we move into a depressed state, it can feel as if our previous successes, skills and resources have never happened or been available. 
Our thinking changes to support the state or context, and so the conversation and cognitive processing facilitates the feelings. 
 
This is a simplistic explanation however, by utilising the SCCP frame work we are able to address the personal individual experiences of the client. This straightforward technique, combined with the therapeutic interventions developed by the SCCP are discussed, demonstrated and practised over this weekend. 
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