So today is world mental health day and it is estimated that there are 300 million people globally suffering with depression, and more than 260 million people suffering from anxiety (1).
The old '1 in 4' experience mental health concerns within their life is, in my view, very conservative. Especially as 1 in 5 people are reported to experience suicidal thoughts (2).
I understand why these statistics are created as they are intended to normalise mental health issues so that there is, rightly, no shame in experiencing challenges and thus seeking support if and when required.
From my point of view, and I don't have evidence for this, yet I believe that the way mental health issues are framed within business and life, there is still a stigma surrounding them and therefore some people still experience shame and will not speak up.
I truly believe the 1 in 4 is highly conservative. I would anticipate that, at at least one point during their life, everyone will experience some form of anxiety, and potentially the symptoms of depression. These are very human experiences that become problematic in life when they persevere.
There is research at present into the causal factors of the symptoms of depression and it has been suggested that the presence of suicidality within people with major depressive disorder (MDD) have inflammatory markers, suggesting that the inflammation rather than the MDD may not be causing the suicidal thoughts (3). This ties in with the increasing evidence that people with depression have neuroinflammation leading some to think that depression may, in fact, be an inflammatory disorder and thus the current treatment pathways are ineffective (4, 5).
Are there benefits of this potential revelation? Yes!
It means you can make some changes that could significantly improve the symptoms of depression.
There is no shame in experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or any other mental health condition. If the symptoms persist then take action and seek support.
For more information on the support I can offer, please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emotional Detox - Weed that Seed
The origins of this powerful hypnosis session, that you can download and start using today, came about through a client who had a very 'sticky' issue. One that we were struggling to budge. I love having real breakthrough sessions with my clients and I was feeling a little defeated. That was until I was in the taxi on my way to my clinic and the idea popped into my head!
This particular client had had an idea planted into their mind by a professional, and despite being able to rationalise that the idea was nonsense, it was still pervasive - it really stuck in their mind! This led to anxiety, panic, and severe fear. We identified the 'seed' that had been planted and we were struggling to remove that seed of doubt.
With this powerful hypnosis session I guided the client through the process of identifying where that seed was, how that seed was spread throughout the body creating those feelings of anxiety and panic, and then we moved onto removing that seed. It was truly a breakthrough session.
Since that day I have used a variation of that process with numerous clients, all with amazing effect. They have all returned the following week with glowing feedback of how much of a breakthrough they have had during that week. I have also given the process to some friends who have had the same result.
With this powerful recorded hypnosis session I have adapted it for the purpose of the recording, and have tested it with friends. I believe that you can have an enjoyable, transformational, journey by listening to this session, and engaging with the entire process. You may notice you get the most benefit from listening to this session 3-5 times a week for at least 2 weeks. Although, maybe you'll notice instant changes as your mind starts processing the idea of change from the first time you listen and engage with this session.
I'm a doctor of psychology, born in Guernsey, educated at a tertiary level in Bristol, Bath, and London. Having worked and trained with some of the leading Health Psychologists in the UK, and having a passion about how Health Psychology can truly benefit many people, I now want to spread the word, as well as offer consultations to people wanting to make changes in their lives.