Website Author Personal Statement To You:
Depression seems like quicksand in that the more you fight to get out of it, the deeper it sucks you in.
This website is from my heart in the intention to help you get out of the quicksand.
The information in this website comes from 2 places:
(1) In-depth academic research and (2) Extensive personal 'research'.
I suffered from depression for well over 20 years and I should be dead from all of my self-medication.
During my "black and blue period" I had several episodes of major depression. There was a long period of time in when I simply didn't care if I lived or died.
And, like I mentioned there were a couple of times where I almost did die thanks to the help of various 'recreational' substances. Funny how depression can make you not care how much you might hurt those who love you.
When a person is stuck deep in the quicksand of earth-crushing depression, it really is impossible to conceive of life without being depressed.
People who have not been depressed really don't know how ridiculous it is to say to a depressed person: "Just cheer up. You've got so much to be thankful for. You live in a great country, etc...."
I am not denying the validity of the above statement that a person does have a lot to be thankful for. I am simply pointing out to those who don't know, that it is futile to speak in a 'normal' language to a depressed person.
This website is dedicated to those people who can't even begin to imagine not feeling the everyday, oppressive, overwhelming, grayness of depression.
My message to you is there is a way to a better life.
There is a different and better world waiting for you.
Never Give Up.
C. Devin Hastings
"My professional background includes work with clients who have succeeded in overcoming situations ranging from nail biting to bulimia. I love what I do. My goal is to facilitate a persons discovery of their healing inner resources.
As far as I am concerned, a therapist is a teacher and a guide. I teach people about their mind as it relates to the hypnotherapeutic context.
Then, I guide them to that area of
their mind where they can engage in very powerful, positive self-persuasion."
More About Devin
Christopher Devin Hastings has over 27 years experience practicing hypnosis in its applications to help others. He holds advanced certification with three of the most prestigious hypnotherapy schools in the United States. Devin also holds a degree in electronics and was certified in satellite ground equipment technology by the U.S. Army.
Devin presents nationally and internationally on the uses of hypnosis and NLP for diabetes and anxiety disorders.
is the president of the Minnesota Institute of
Advanced Communication Skills and the owner of
Author of the professional educational video series NLP & Hypnosis, Volumes I &
Devin has been featured on WESH TV Channel 2 News Orlando and Host of 'The Hypnosis Hotline' on 740 WINZ AM News radio. Devin has also used hypnosis to successfully lose over 40 pounds of weight and to have 9 fillings drilled and replaced without any chemical anesthetics.
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