This post isn’t really about hypnosis for depression as much as it is hopefully a post to share some thoughts and suggestions about this terrible illness. It’s likely obvious that I was inspired to write it due to this weeks events losing a well loved Robin Williams. It really isn’t meant for ‘commercial exposure’ either; it’s just to put it out there that there is always help if it’s needed.
The facts are that during a lifetime, most people, at one time or another do in fact experience depression in varying degrees.
I’ve been down that road, as have many friends and family members. To be honest I do feel it is in most cases part of the human experience from time to time.
What’s is surprising though is that many times you would never believe who suffers from depression or in most cases we’d never know the degree. Take a look a Robin Williams for example. Our world is rocked at the news of his death. I certainly know mine is. Who would have thought? I am quite sure even his own family didn’t expect that the end result would have come to this.
This news left many of us feeling empty, and almost as if ‘we’ would have known, we would have certainly offered some form of help in anyway we could… if given the chance. But who knew?
Unfortunately there are many people out there who silently suffer and have also considered suicide… but as in Robin Williams case, it’s difficult to tell just how severe the issue is.
To those of us who have experienced short bouts and have managed to heal and bounce back, despite the fact we know how heavy it is, to most of us considering suicide seems incredibly drastic…. and it is.
Sadly, the unfortunate part of this drastic equation, is people with severe depression cant manage their thoughts logically and see any light at the end of the tunnel… ever! To them, their decision is not drastic… its the only solution they know. To them, it seems easier and a relief.
It’s so very, very sad.
I hope and feel that at very least his passing brought to the forefront how widespread this illness is, and caused all of us to be more cognizant of our loved ones, family and friends, or any individual for that matter… because you really never know what others are feeling or going through.
I also hope it was a wake up call for those who are feeling saddened and depressed… who are able to relate, yet at least see the sadness and the effects of this tragedy. Hopefully, by seeing the world reeling and encouraging people to speak out or seek help… may encourage them enough that they just might.
If you are one of those people who may have thought about wandering down the dark road ending it all, or if you know someone, remember that there truly is so much to live for and so many people who will help if all you do is ask. Ask anyone and don’t for a moment feel weak, ashamed or embarrassed.
Also, if you haven’t already.. get help! If you have had help but don’t feel much better, then get different help! Be open and talk to friends, family, or co workers. Try hypnosis for depression, I would be pleased to work with you and help in any way I can… and try to also find additional support for you as well if need be.
Just keep searching every avenue. It might only take one statement or realization or hearing a different perspective to flick your switch back into producing a glimmer of hope to cause your levels to rise and the healing to begin.
Each day is a gift and an opportunity for something wonderful to happen! It might just take meeting someone, making a new friend or finding something that lifts you up… where as ending it… is the end.
Additionally, there are many depression hotlines out there to offer support… of which I will gather and add to this post. Just stay strong. The world is a much heavier place now with losing Robin Williams, and would be even darker without you.
Though we humans can all have ups and downs and sometimes feel out of sorts… at the end of the day, life is a great gift and all that really matters is that family and friends are all ok and alive. Anything else can be dealt with after that.
If you or anyone you know battles with depression, and feels they’ve tried everything, try hypnotherapy or feel free to call at any time. The mind is a powerful thing and I’ve seen some incredibly uplifting results. Call me at 604-928-1104 anytime.
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