Hypnosis and Postpartum Depression

If you think you might be suffering from Postpartum Depression hypnosis is a natural alternative to overcome the emotional and physical discomfort you may be experiencing. If you are curious about how hypnosis can help alleviate the symptoms of Postpartum Depression, then read this article to learn how hypnosis can help you to overcome this debilitating disorder…

Postpartum Depression is a mental disorder, most commonly occurring in women during the first months following childbirth, stillbirth, miscarriage, or any other traumatic experience related to childbearing experience. Symptoms of Postpartum Depression includes feelings of sadness, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, loneliness, decreased sex drive, hopelessness, worthlessness, loss of pleasure in everyday things, suppressed appetite and weight loss, increased appetite and weight gain, difficulty concentrating, guilt, becoming withdrawn, low or no energy, and an inability to be comforted.

About 13% of women who give birth develop postpartum depression, and it is a serious, long-lasting condition that’s more then just “baby blues”; “baby blues” is categorized by similar symptoms (feeling overwhelmed, moody, difficulty sleeping, spontaneous spurts of crying), however “baby blues” only lasts up to a couple weeks. Postpartum is a continuous struggle, extending for months on end.

Though the specific etiology of Postpartum is not fully understood yet, some believe the cause of Postpartum corresponds with a lack of vitamins or drastic changes in hormonal levels during pregnancy.  If not properly treated it can lead a mother to become inconsistent in their childcare as they tend to focus on the more negative attributes of caring for a child.  This inability to properly bond with the child can in turn effect the future development of the child. Also any woman suffering from Postpartum Depression may have fleeting thoughts of suicide or even harming her child, so treatment should be sought out as soon as any of these symptoms arise.

Please note that Postpartum Depression is not a personal flaw in character, but rather is a chemical imbalance and simply another complication which could potentially arise after giving birth.

From Brooke Shields to Gwyneth Paltrow, even society’s most successful, beautiful, and powerful women have struggled with this disorder, but more importantly they were all able to overcome it after seeking proper treatment. If afflicted with Postpartum Depression, seek treatment as soon as possible.

Hypnosis is an incredibly effective option because this process is based on the science of neuroplasticity so it essentially changes the way one’s brain interprets thoughts or feelings.

In the case of Postpartum Depression, hypnosis supplies new suggestions to counteract the existing negative thoughts that plague the brain. The driving force of Postpartum Depression is the emotional aspect of the brain and it’s ability to overpower the rational. Hypnosis allows the brain to eliminate all emotionally based and irrational thoughts via rational thinking, therefore allowing rational thought to regain control as it dominates over emotional thinking.

Hypnosis will alleviate all feelings of fear, guilt, and anxiety. This in turn will alter one’s behavior towards their child by dismantling the previously established negative foundation created by Postpartum. Hypnosis is also particularly effect for this type of disorder because it speeds up recovery time.

If you think you may be suffering from Postpartum Depression don’t risk allowing one more precious moment with you children pass you by and don’t hesitate give my office a call at (212) 599-3195.

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