Hypnosis can help 

Depression can be devastating not only for the sufferer but also for family and friends.

If you feel you are suffering from depression it is vital to seek help. Your first port of call should be your GP who will assess you. With the correct diagnosis, treatment and ongoing support most depressed individuals can look forward to a full recovery.

Hypnotherapy can help with depression

Depression can be devastating but London Hypnosis can help you to move forward. 

Move forward


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes depression as a “state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of wellbeing.”

There are several compelling arguments for the use of hypnosis in the treatment of depression. It is proposed that hypnosis has relevance to the treatment of depression because hypnosis can help build positive expectancy regarding treatment, address numerous depressive symptoms and modify patterns of self-organization that contribute to depressed thinking and mood (Yapko, 2006).

Slow but sure


Coming out of depression and starting to think and feel differently can be a long process, it is a process similar to renovating a house. The foundations must first be secured and strengthened to be able build for lasting and permanent change.

Depression can strike indiscriminately, regardless of age, race, wealth or status. Someone that seemingly has everything to live for can be just as much a victim of depression as someone who has lost everything and is living on the streets.

With hypnotherapy, you can learn new ways of thinking, ways of behaving and ways of coping.

Help is at hand


Using a combination of hypnosis, hypnotherapy and Eye Movemnent Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Matt can help you begin to open the doors of the depression prison and let in the light so that you have the strength, confidence and courage to move forward at your own pace.

Recognising that you need help and seeking it is the first step to a full recovery.

At London Hypnosis Matt treats depression on a regular basis with compassion and understanding at the London clinics, with home visits and online hypnotherapy sessions. For more information about how Matt can help you, get in touch today.

There is life after depression



The question is often asked when contacting London Hypnosis is “Does hypnosis and hypnotherapy work for depression?” In Matt’s experience as a hypnotherapist the answer is yes. This opinion is also backed by research.


A paper by Khazaree et all (2003) The Effectiveness of Mindful Hypnotherapy on Depression came to the conclusion that hypnotherapy is an effective intervention for treating depression, and a study in Spain by Ramirez (2017) concluded that therapeutic hypnosis is an effective treatment for depression.


Michael Yapko’s work: Hynosis in the Treatment of Depression argues that the time for hypnosis to be recognised as a means of effective treatment for depression is long overdue. He suugests that, hypnosis can encourage many things that are immediately relevant to helping depressed individuals and lists a dozen compelling applications of hypnosis for treating depression which include: Hypnosis helps people build and better utilise a positive focus, facilitates the acquisition of new skills, encourages people to define themselves as more resourceful and resilient than previously realised, defines people as active managers of their internal world, helps people detach from a sense of victimhood.


He continues that hypnosis and hypnotherapy in the treatment of depression share one common denominator: They serve to empower the client. Hypnotherapy can strengthen the client to discover and develop new resources, and they empower the client to evolve a flexibility in living that encourages shifting directions when a path is temporarily blocked or adversity encountered. Contradicting the still widespread mythology of an imminent loss of control that makes uninformed people wary about hypnosis, these articles draw one’s attention to the opposite truth: Hypnosis strengthens people by showing them a path of self-discovery and self-growth, providing them with a comfortable context for developing the best and most adaptive parts of themselves.


Matt Jacobs has helped many people come out of depression. He can help you too. Get in touch today.

Hypnotherapy for Depression Testimonials

Read how London Hypnosis has helped clients come through depression

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My depression had gradually got worse after being made redundant a few years ago. It was coupled with stress and anxiety which I couldn’t seem to shake no matter what I tried. I had a series of hypnotherapy sessions with Matt and for for the first time in long while I stated to feel I had hope again..



I had hypnotherapy for depression with Matt and it is one of the best choices I’ve ever made. He is very caring and helped steer me out of one of the darkest periods of my life from which I thought I would never emerge. Life seems worth living now. 



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I was diagnosed with extreme stress by my GP and signed off work. I found it difficult to return and as a result, developed depression. I withdraw completely from all normal activities. I found Matt online and had a number of hypnotherapy sessions with him. I find it far easier to cope now



Wow! Wow! Wow! That was how I felt after having my first hypnosis session for my depression. I felt I could come through this and felt a feeling of lightness where for months I felt heavy and lethargic. I’ve gone from strength to strength with each session and love doing self hypnosis each day.

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