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Treat Depression: Podcast 051

This podcast is the narrated version of my article Should Hypnosis Ever Be Used to Treat Depression?.

The symptoms of depression and characteristics of a hypnotized subject share some similarities. This causes hypnosis to resonate strongly with depressed patients, and it can be an effective healing tool if used in the right way.

In this episode I talk about:

  • Unquestioned Authority
  • Depression is already a sort of hypnosis
  • Two common features of depression and hypnosis
  • More of the same misery
  • Using trance to treat trance

Or watch this episode of the podcast on video below:


  1. Sigmund Freud initially believed that reports of childhood sexual abuse from patients were genuine but then abandoned this ‘seduction theory’ in favour of believing that abuse memories must be infantile fantasy.

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Mark Tyrrell

About Mark Tyrrell

Psychology is my passion. I've been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.

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