Hypnotherapy for Depression

Here at Zoë Clews & Associates, we know just how debilitating depression is and if you, or someone you know, has been suffering with it for a while, it’s likely you’ll have been searching hard for answers and for a solution.

Although depression creates chemical changes in our physiology, the causes of the condition very often have emotional origins, such as a childhood trauma or unresolved grief. But there are other triggers, too – if, as adults, we have gone through a series of negative, stressful or damaging events, we can go through what we call a ‘negative threshold’ which makes us withdraw, feeling unable to cope further.

Depression can often be a subconscious shut-down, in essence the body’s way of protecting you from further emotional pain and it can also be repressed anger and the subconscious mind’s way of ‘shouting’ at you, telling you there are unresolved emotional issues that require your attention.

Depression is directly linked to your sense of self-worth and it’s often driven by the misguided belief that you’re not ‘good enough’.


When using hypnosis, we work with you to understand the belief structures that sit behind your depression and then use the treatment sessions to clear and dismantle those beliefs at a subconscious level, working to undo the mental blockages that are preventing you from moving forward.

Our treatment also allows us to help you to make changes to the way you think, which in turn brings positive changes in behaviours.

One of the most difficult and challenging symptoms of depression is the belief that it is permanent or incurable, feelings that bring with them a sense of hopelessness and despair.

In fact, the reverse is true and we’ve worked with a great many people who have gone on to lead happy and fulfilling lives despite believing fervently that that wouldn’t be possible when they attended their first hypnotherapy for depression treatment with us.

You can find out more about the clients we’ve helped to successfully overcome depression by reading their testimonials here.

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