Can NLP Help Depression
Here is an answer, one page or less, to a common question in NLP since as you probably know that we teach NLP Coaching Certification Trainings.
The question we want to consider in this article is, “Can NLP help depression?” The answer is, “Yes!” Of course, that answer would have to be qualified. In the same way, “Can vigorous physical exercise help depression?” Again, “Yes!”
Here is another question, can drugs, specifically SSRI’s help depression? I think the answer would have to be, “Yes.” But not cure depression. Here is a quote from the prestigious Mayo Clinic:
“Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They can ease symptoms [emphasis added] of moderate to severe depression, are relatively safe and generally cause fewer side effects than other types of antidepressants do.”
Note that it says “ease symptoms” not “cure” – this is one of the “side-effects” (pun intended) of NLP – we learn to pay attention to the language and the words used. Well, before I answer the question “Can NLP help depression?” first I think we need to say, that this information is not meant to be a replacement for medical advice. If you have any medical problem please consult your health care provider. Do not change your dosage (if you are taking an antidepressant) without consulting your Medical Doctor.
Now, the statistics:
The National Institute of Mental Health says a major study showed that less than half of patients become symptom-free on antidepressants, even if they tried two different medications. The article also states that with many patients who respond, the depression often returns in spite of sticking with the treatment.
This is significant.
There are other studies that show that the benefits of depression medication have been exaggerated, with some researchers stating that—when it comes to mild to moderate depression—antidepressants are only slightly more effective than placebos.
Here is another quote from Psychology Today:
“One problem is that no one is quite sure what causes depression. Everyone knows, or will likely know one day, what it feels like to be depressed. This is why depression is often referred to as “the common cold of mental illness.” “
So (1) depression is not cured but managed and (2) no one is quite sure what causes depression. But think now, what would happen if together we could get rid of all of the depression from your past, using Time Line Therapy™ techniques? Just eliminated it? Made it disappear! Would that make a difference? You bet it would: Done, finished, terminated – gone.
Based on our 30 + years of experience doing our trainings we noticed that – based on their own feedback – our students discover that what they learn in our NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner and especially the information and the techniques acquired during the Time Line Therapy® section, makes the symptomology of depression disappear. They don’t feel it anymore. They say it’s gone.
Is the depression cured? Of course only your medical practitioner can tell you that, however the feedback we receive training after training is that … well…it’s gone!
That having been said, NLP and especially Time Line Therapy® techniques are very effective at eliminating symptoms of depression. Of course it is best to do Time Line Therapy® techniques with someone who is trained at the highest level of competency or even better take a training and learn the techniques yourself so you’re not dependent on anybody else in the future.
If you want to discover how this works, contact the office nearest you, and set up an appointment to find out together if NLP has anything that works for Depression. I assure you it does.