Hypnosis and Depression

What causes depression? There may be a number of causes including relationship problems, negative attitudes and beliefs (which may be habitual but largely unconscious). Each case may be different and the reasons may well be unique to that person however hypnosis has been a proven complementary therapy that may help to change a client’s perceptions and feelings about their circumstances in a positive and powerful way. It is not necessary to delve back into the past or to relive old traumas. We can focus on changing the present problems and gaining the skills needed to live more happily and with greater resilience. For those wishing to learn more about the scientific study of hypnosis as a treatment for depression, I can recommend the work of one of the world’s leading authorities on the psychology of depression Dr Michael Yapko (one of the world’s leading clinical psychologists and practitioners of Clinical Hypnotherapy with whom I have personally had the privilege of studying with).


About Sam Hayes

Sam Hayes is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist practising in Perth Western Australia. He is a highly qualified practitioner and he has studied with some of the leading Clinical Hypnosis teachers in Australia and Internationally. He has studied at the Australian Academy of Hypnosis (Principal: Rick Collingwood), The Erickson Institute of Western Australia (Principal: George Burns, Clinical Psychologist) and with Dr Michael Yapko (one of the world's leading teachers of Clinical Hypnosis). In addition Sam has a degree in Sports Science from UWA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from ECU.

Sam lists some of his interests as Psychology and Personal Development, Art and Cinema, Reading and holistic health (including Relaxation and Meditation).