Efficient Treatments For Congestive Heart Failure And Depression

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Congestive heart failure, or CHF, is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States. Almost five million people suffer from this condition, and half a million more are diagnosed with it each year. This condition can be slightly problematic, or it can become quite severe and impair normal life.

Persons with CHF have many changes from their previous daily activities. They have to take medicines to relieve water accumulation and to lessen the exertion of their heart muscle. Several of these cause depression and fatigue. These drugs can also impair physical relationships with a life partner.

One other struggle that individuals with this condition encounter is the need for major diet changes. Many have to stop eating beef, avoid meals high in fat or salt, or limit the amount of liquids they consume each day. They are encouraged to diet and work to keep their bodies as fit as possible.

Unfortunately, however, people with congestive heart failure no longer have as much physical endurance as they previously did. Instead, they have to watch as friends and family members play volleyball, swim, or work out. This results in despair and inadequacy. Additionally, many patients grieve their loss of physical strength and wellness.

The majority of patients who encounter this and have not yet reached retirement age also have to stop working. In addition to creating money problems and anxiety, this may worsen emotions of isolation and seclusion. They are completely alone. Rather than of bantering with the person at the neighboring workspace, they stare at TV while everyone else continues their live.

Occasionally, people take depression or anxiety medicines to cope with these losses. Alternatively, people may choose psychotherapy or group therapy to assist them with meeting belongingness needs and processing the grief created by their freshly changed lifestyles.

A more effective method of coping with this kind of depression, however, has achieved recent recognition and gained almost immediate approval among persons who have tried it. Additionally, unlike medicines or psychotherapy, this approach is very economical. People can learn its use without experiencing further money stresses.

This approach, which uses a combination of Ericksonian hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), assists people to begin to relax and seek harmony and serenity in the midst of daily life. These strategies teach people to acknowledge the new restrictions of life with CHF while encouraging them to continue living life to the fullest extent that they are able. Even depression that results from drugs can be easily treated with the proper application of the methods available through hypnotherapy and NLP. Two such techniques are anchoring and the Flash.

Ericksonian Hypnosis is typically known as conversational hypnotherapy. It offers methods for providing post-hypnotic suggestions embedded in a discussion or figure of speech. The benefit of this technique is that it removes the resistance to directly suggested actions that is almost always encountered when using more conventional types of hypnosis.

Through anchoring, hypnotists and NLP Practitioners instruct clients to concentrate on positive thoughts and memories in which they felt relaxed and capable. As the client becomes engrossed in these recollections, they can re-experience those positive feelings. The client then learns to make a concrete anchor for these emotions by placing two fingers in contact with one another. The subconscious mind makes a connection between the physical touch of these two fingers, and the good emotions. Afterward, when the client encounters an anxiety-producing or upsetting moment, an anchor is triggered through placing together these same two fingers, re-creating feelings of peacefulness and tranquility.

The Flash technique is also very helpful to people who are struggling to conquer depression. This approach trains the brain to instantaneously use the negative thoughts that are creating anxiety and depression, as triggers for beneficial thoughts that stimulate relaxation and tranquility. Over time, people usually become almost unable to have negative thoughts!

Summary: Persons with congestive heart failure often encounter depression because of grieving the loss of their physical health and strength. Other elements that can contribute to depression include medications and money worries. Both Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP offer superior techniques for helping people to manage depression without having to expend enormous amounts of time and money.

Alan B. Densky, CH specializes in stress and depression related symptoms as a certified hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner. He's helped thousands of clients since 1978. He offers CDs for self-hypnosis depression therapy. Visit his Neuro-VISION self-hypnosis website for the hypnosis article repository, or watch his free videos on hypnosis.

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