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What Are The Real Causes Of Depression And  How Do We Remain Resilient And Buoyant 

Certainly a lack of serotonin is now robustly rejected as the cause of depression, which fiercely places medication and pharma at question. 
Whilst "What Are The Causes of Depression" is a valid question, we come to the conclusion that there are many answers, certainly everyone's depression is different however, there are common denominators: 
1) Having a lack of control. 
2) Not having a voice, as we might experience by being passive and not assertive. 
3) A lack of meaning or purpose in life, include meaningful connections with others, 
4) Not being valued and the quality of what we value. 
Whilst ones experience might be of anger or anxiety, these are considered to be depressive states. 
" Man was born to fail but live in hope" 
Some see this statement as depressing, for me it highlights mans spiritual need for hope, to be able to continue, it identifies what makes us human. The need for hope is identified in the four common denominators, a reduction in hope is proportionate with our change in mood. 

Man's Search For Meaning Could Becoming A Therapist Bring More Meaning To Your Life?   

The classic tribute to hope, from the Holocaust  
Viktor E Frankl 
Existentially, depression can be seen as a healing process, providing there is a guide to light, which might offer hope. 
Perhaps it is time to become a therapist?  
The work offers meaning and purpose, the feeling of being valued by a client restores faith in the self. 
What of control? 
You are working for you as well, your needs, working when you need to means you are in control. 

Stress And Anxiety Can Double Your Risk Of Dementia  

Stress And Anxiety Can Double Your Risk Of Dementia  

Dementia risk doubled in people who suffer with stress and anxiety, poor sleep patterns, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can be contributors to anxiety. 
Recent research indicates that people with tendencies toward worrying and moodiness are more likely to experience negative emotions like depression, anxiety, guilt and envy. However, the link between stress, anxiety and dementia only occurred in people experiencing long-term stress.  
Simply put, when we have a certain personality profile, worrier, perfectionist nature, external locus of control, internally sensitive, find it difficult to let things go and over conscientious, we are particularly sensitive to chronic stress. 
However, those with this personality profile not exposed to excessive stress, were at no greater risk of dementia. 
(Dr Lena Johannsson)  
Dr Johannson, could see that the women who developed Alzheimer disease had more often been identified in the personality test 40 years earlier as having the above tendencies. "We found a clear statistical correlation for the women who had at the same time been subject to a long period of stress.” 
The study followed 800 women with an average age of 46 for almost four decades. They were asked if they had experienced prolonged periods of stress. 
This meant a month or more of ongoing stress related to family, work or health that created feelings of nervousness, fear and irritability. 
Thirty-eight years later, one-in-five had developed dementia. The risk was substantially higher, though, in those who had the above personality profile. 
At higher risk were those who had the above personality profile with an introvert nature. 
“We know that many factors influence the risk of developing dementia. 
Our personality may determine behavior, lifestyle and how we react to stress, and in this way affect the risk of developing Alzheimer disease.” 
"However, this personality profile can be changed by therapy and its effects can be dramatically reduced." Dr Johannsson said: 
Those with this personality profile are more sensitive to stress than other people. 
The study was published in the journal Neurology (Johansson et al., 2014). 


In my experience these findings would escalate dramatically if the control group were left handed with a kinesthetic modality.  
Hypnotherapy is an ideal vehicle to address Anxiety & stress. 
No need to suffer, you can start to feel better after your first session and gain skills that you can own for the rest of your life.(James) 
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Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Course 
You can gain all of the skills that you might require to address these issues for yourself and your client on the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Course, held at the University of Surrey. 
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Hypnotherapy helps smokers kick the habit  

The pledge to stop smoking ranks among the top 10 New Year resolutions. An unusual tool for quitting is hypnotherapy. One ex-smoker who tried it suddenly lost his desire to light up, after only one session
Smokers know that tobacco use is linked to cancer and heart disease. However, it's not the rational, cognitive mind that keeps the nicotine habit in place - but rather, the recesses of the unconscious. And these can be reached through hypnosis. 
In Germany, hypnosis has been recognized as a treatment method in the field of psychotherapy since 2006 - but it still suffers from an image problem. This can be linked to how the practice of hypnotherapy is often confused with stage hypnosis, where a subject might be instructed to gulp down half-a-dozen raw eggs in front of a television audience and then have no memory of it afterwards. 
"In stage hypnosis, a person is in such a deep trance that cognitive thinking is switched off," explained Bonn hypnotherapist Norbert Schick. "Less than a third of all adults are capable of being hypnotized to that extent - it's like a blackout," continued Schick, who has been helping clients overcome their fears and addictions for the past 20 years. 
Bridge from conscious to unconscious 
By contrast, a smoker undergoing hypnotherapy to stop smoking is keenly aware of what's happening around him or her. 
"It is a natural state that everyone is capable of. When you're deeply engrossed in a great book or film, you're in a state of hypnosis," Schick said. 
The mind knows that it is watching a fictional film with actors playing characters, but is able to suspend disbelief for two hours in a dark movie theater. 
"In this trance-like state, the hypnotist communicates with the mind. You laugh, you cry, emotions swell, and the unconscious opens up," Schick added. 
Where there's a will, there's a way 
Cologne lawyer Jochen Gerhard, 58, had smoked at least a pack a day for 40 years until he quit cold turkey two years ago. In spite of coronary bypass surgery in his forties, Gerhard continued to smoke until his doctor gave him a hypothetical but realistic ultimatum: Quit smoking or die of a heart attack. The doctor then recommended a local hypnotherapist. 
"At that point, my will to quit was so great I said, okay, I'll try it," said Gerhard, who had nothing to lose except the 150 euros ($180) cost of a day-long group session. 
Gerhard was at first skeptical about hypnosis - especially when the day started with the hypnotherapist giving a pep talk like a Baptist preacher in a revival church. 
"He shouted and kept repeating: You don't want to smoke anymore! You can quit, you are strong! And we shouted back, 'Yes, we can, we are strong!'" he said. 
The motley group of young and old, men and women, were shown images of a smoker's lungs blackened by tar and yellow tobacco-stained teeth, among other grisly photos. Afterwards, they went outside to smoke their last cigarette. 
From skeptical to convinced 
When they returned to the gym, they lay down on mats to soft soothing music. The lights went out and a candle was lit to induce a hypnotic state. 
"I wondered if it wasn't all just hocus-pocus - but I tried to put aside those thoughts and concentrate on the hypnotist's voice," Gerhard said. "He kept repeating what he'd said earlier, but this time very slowly and emphatically." 
Then it was over, the lights went back up, and Gerhard threw out his remaining pack of cigarettes. 
"Since then, I've not had the urge to smoke. I don't miss it. I can't explain it," Gerhard said. 
The test of Gerhard's resistance to cigarettes came last Christmas when he and his wife Sabine spent the holidays with his relatives, who are all heavy smokers. "He didn't light up at all," said Sabine Gerhard, who had lived through Jochen's previous failed attempts to quit. 
This is what men don't like to talk about 
Smoking leads to impotence 
"He used to be a nervous wreck (without cigarettes) - but now he behaves like a normal, emotionally balanced person," she said. 
Reprogramming the mind 
Hypnotherapist Norbert Schick explained what happens during hypnotherapy: "It's like reprogramming the unconscious mind. The cigarette becomes less and less appealing until the smoker is indifferent to it." 
First attempts to quit smoking often fail - but it's not addiction to nicotine that keeps smokers from quitting, since the quickly metabolized chemical leaves the body in a matter of days. 
Martina Pötschke-Langer, head of the cancer prevention unit of the German Cancer Research Center, describes how a smoker's mind must be primed for quitting. "Quitting is a mental decision, and if a person is not ready, then no method will be successful," Pötschke-Langer told DW. 
"More than 80 percent of people quit without any support or methods. They decide they want to quit, and they do it," she said, adding that less than 1 percent of all ex-smokers in Germany had used hypnosis to quit smoking. 
"There is no recommendation by medical associations for hypnosis as an appropriate method to quit smoking," Pötschke-Langer said. But she conceded that in individual cases, hypnosis may help smokers kick the habit - depending on the skill and qualifications of the hypnotherapist. 
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A Christmas Present To You From The SCCP 

Merry Christmas 
From The SCCP 
For all SCCP graduates: 
As you know we offer you the ability to return and attend any weekend you wish for 25% of the normal fee, just £50 for the weekend, £25 per day. 
As a thank you for your loyalty and in the way of a Christmas Present, we are offering you a weekend of your choice free - HAPPY CHRISTMAS - 
As those attending students will tell you, the classes are pretty well booked up, so if you want to claim your free weekend, it will be first come first served!!! 
Please don't be disappointed, book your place today: 
This offer is open until January 31st 2019. 
T's & C's apply 
Merry Christmas 
From The SCCP 
Merry Christmas 
T's & C's 
Offer is only available to SCCP graduates. 
All applicants will have completed the course. 
To take advantage of this offer: 
You must complete a booking form for your chosen weekend and register your booking form with the SCCP before February 1st. 
Please mark your booking form "CHRISTMAS GIFT OFFER" 
We will only accept two graduates Christmas Gift applicants for any one weekend. 
Applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis. 
All applicants will only be considered up to and including January 31st 2019. 
No requests will be considered after January 31st 2019. 
If for any reason, you are unable to attend your chosen weekend you will be unable to another weekend. 
Assigned weekends are non transferable, with the SCCP or another graduate. 
Applicants are accepted subject to The SCCP's discretion. 
Merry Christmas 
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The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy  
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We are fortunate enough to be able to hire training facilities  
at the University of Surrey to run our courses. 
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Who Wants Change? 
We All Want Someone Or Something To Change. 
We Help You Use The Communications Skills That You Already Have: 
It doesn't matter how carefully we word things within our clinical or intimate relationships, we will create resentment if we do not follow a few simple steps: 
Is this just about your personal relationships, of course not. 
This is about our relationships in general, these skills are paramount with your client and personal relationships, if you are thinking about working with relationships or even couples please read on: 
The obvious tips are: 
Use "I" and not "you" statements, when we use "you" we usually appear critical and aggressive, criticism will agenda a defensive response, the other will usually feel attacked and defend. Defensive conversations are often destructive. 
Be careful about timing. You want to set aside a time to talk about problems, rather than spring them on your partner, who might be tired or wrestling with an issue of their own. 
Look for a compromise as a resolution and not a change. 
Listening means take turns, saying what you feel and why you feel that way, not waiting for the other to stop talking so that another point can be made. 
Be a good listener, make sure you repeat what you've just heard, so your partner or client knows you have herd, this is very much a Person Centred approach and part of the structure of the course. 
Negotiate a solution that works for both people, if we are relating this to your client, make sure your client would be comfortable with this approach in their lives. 
Please remember, when you feel upset, these are your feelings, when your client is upset it is their feelings, rarely the fault of anyone else but a response from previous experiences.  
Working these feelings through, by projecting your pain onto another will predict that you continue the cycle of pain throughout relationships, this will be the same for your client. 
If You Never Heal from What Hurt You, You Will Bleed On People That Didn't Cut You. 
And this is just the beginning.  
We practice these communication techniques, through role-play, exercises and lectures throughout the course. 
This not just a hypnotherapy course please read the syllabus here>>>>>> 
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Communication Skills That We Use In The Clinical Practice Can Be Similar To The Skills We Use In Our Personal And Intimate Relationships. 
We All Want Something Or Someone To Change  
Real Change  
Comes From Personal Change. 
In Our Next Blog 
We will be discussing how successful therapists and couples communicate, accepting that conflict is a natural part of any close relationship. 
Conflict resolution approaches. 
Realising and accepting, the reasons that we are upset are usually buried in the past, how to uncover and heal. 
The repetitive coping mechanisms that we use to defend our feelings, resentfully withdrawing, sulking, physically withdrawing, blaming the other etc. 
Yes, this is probably going on in your practice and at home, in relationships. 
How we live, work and cope with this pain whilst evolving. 
The secret ingredient that will help your client change, is the dynamic that helps us to remain in love in a long term relationship. 
Hey! And How to develop that ability. 
There is a reason why we refer to this course as advanced: 
We are not just teaching therapeutic techniques, and certainly not just hypnosis, this is a course for those who want to become a therapist. 
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We are fortunate enough to be able to hire training facilities  
at the University of Surrey to run our courses. 

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Could you imagine enjoying a career where you made a difference to peoples lives? 
By doing the best for and helping others, you can have a highly successful business. 
This Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma course offers you the opportunity to join a recognised, accredited, professional training program.  
You will gain the skills to help people overcome addictions, fears, phobias, anxieties, even issues like depression and build self-esteem and confidence.. 
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I felt comfortable and relaxed with Esther throughout the interview. I left knowing that the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy was the right choice for me to develop my new career. Wayne SCCP graduate 
Thank you the SCCP, I can honestly say the SCCP courses are fun, entertaining and informative, having studied with another college before finding the SCCP it was immediately apparent to me that these guys really knew their stuff, James has more than thirty five years experience to bring to the subject, which brought the lectures alive. Christine, SCCP graduate. 
When you train with the  
Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy, SCCP,  
we will teach you clinically proven cutting edge techniques that will offer your clients complete freedom from their issues and concerns. 
We Have The Track Record To Support That Statement. 
Successfully Training Therapists Since 1996 
Just Let Yourself Grow With An Advanced Hypnotherapy Or Psychotherapy Diploma Course 
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Blossom with the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy. Would you like to finish work and feel that you have made a real difference to someone else's life? You can as a therapist and we will help you to gain a placement and build your own practice. 
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