Mild Depression

Vast empirical evidence is available on the success of CBT with mild depressive disorders.  Addressing negative thinking patterns and behavioural activation are useful techniques enhanced by the addition of hypnosis to support relaxation and changes in motivation and thinking patterns. 

CBT combines two forms of therapy to address negative thoughts and behaviours:

  • cognitive therapy, examining the things you think
  • behaviour therapy, examining the things you do

CBT is a type of psychological therapy that helps clients recognise and replace negative or unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns.  It can be a highly effective form of mental health support for those affected by anxiety, insomnia, substance use, depression and more.

CBT requires the client to be open and willing for change, along with commitment to do required work.  CBT aims to help develop skills for dealing with personal difficulties, in the moment they arise, ideally these skills are life long tools.

Often if CBT has proved ineffective it is the ability of the client to relax enough to embrace the work that is their sticking point.  Hypnosis compliments and enhances the treatment for depression by assisting the client in relaxing which is integral to CBT effectiveness and additionally reinforces the skills and work done both in therapy and beyond the treatment process.