Most of our clients come to us as ‘the last resource’, after the traditional treatment methods failed to help them. They are amazed that after just a few sessions with Sviatlana Starr they feel so much better, empowered and more in control of their emotions.
Let’s face it: anti-depressants and other drugs don’t solve the underlying causes why you experience a phobia or feel anxious or depressed. They don’t teach you to perceive yourself and the life around you differently, they don’t teach you the skills you need to deal with your thoughts and emotions effectively and most of them have significant adverse side effects.Therefore, drugs are not a long-term solution, as you, probably, already realized.
Clinical hypnosis in combination with psychotherapy and learning effective life skills, on the other hand, is the most effective way to overcome anxiety, phobias and depression, as it works not only with your conscious mind but also with your subconscious mind, where the roots of your issues are.
Yes, we can help you overcome anxiety and/or depression, even if everything else failed to help you, and we’ll help you develop the necessary skills to PREVENT another depression in the future.
√ Overcome social anxiety including public speaking anxiety
√ Get the generalized anxiety under control
√ Let go of the phobia
√ Get over the depression and start enjoying being alive again
Here are some quotes about the benefits of clinical hypnosis, taken from the book ‘Treating Depression with Hypnosis. Integrating Cognitive-behavioural and Strategic Approaches’, written by an American expert on depression and anxiety Dr. M. Yapko:
‘Hypnosis encompasses a wide variety of concepts and methods that share the common denominator of appreciating that people generally have more abilities than they consciously realize. Hypnosis helps make those abilities more well-defined and more readily accessible. It is an applied ‘positive psychology’’.
‘Much has happened in depression and clinical hypnosis in the interim, and there is no more to say about the vital role hypnosis can play in enhancing psychotherapy.’
‘Hypnosis has been evaluated for its merits in a number of areas. The research shows that treatments that also employ hypnosis compared to the same treatments not employing hypnosis have a significantly more favorable outcome (Kirsch, Montgomery, & Sapirstein, 1995; Lynn, Kirsch, Barabasz, Cardena, & Patterson, 2000).
‘thus, the most compelling reason to use hypnosis is to help empower people to discover and use more of their personal resources, and to step outside the often painfully narrow (symptomatic) self-defining boundaries of their subjective experience.’
‘In fact, depression is comprised of many different components, including cognitive patterns, behavioral patterns, and relational patterns. Many of these components have been addressed successfully with hypnosis (Kirsch, 1996; Lynn et al., 2000; Schoenberger, 2000).’
‘In fact, clinical reports in professional books and scientific journals describing symptom improvement in various disorders following the use of hypnosis routinely report a diminution of depression when describing positive results in treating pain, anxiety, and other physical and psychological symptoms (Crawford& Barabasz, 1993; Lynch, 1999; Montgmery, DuHamel, & Redd, 2000; Moore & Burrows, 1991; Schoenberger, Kirsch, Gearan, Montgomery, & Pastyrnak, 1997).’