The Website “How to Treat Depression”
This website was started by Alfred Bellanti who suffered depression and anxiety in his earlier years.
It is the author’s intention that this website and blogs provide a useful contribution to those who suffer depression,their family and friends, and to practitioners who deal with depression.
A lot of thought and responsibility has gone into making this website.
This is because 15% or even more of the population suffers depression at some time during life and for some people the depression is chronic and sometimes fatal.
The number is most likely a lot higher because there are many unreported cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that depression will be the most common disease by 2025
Because of this, how to treat depression has become necessary knowledge for the lay person and practitioner alike.
The scientific knowledge about depression has increased greatly over the last few years. Research in pharmaceuticals, cognitive psychology and clinical hypnotherapy is constantly coming up with new or improved treatments that help people through their darkest times.
This website and its blogs provide a useful contribution to those who suffer depression,their family and friends, and to practitioners who deal with depression.
The author, Alfred Bellanti, was blessed with a personal breakthrough that gave him insight into his depression. He then started to study more about depression.
This happened shortly after his graduation with a Bachelor of Science from University of New South Wales in 1987.
In 1993 Alfred completed a Graduate Diploma in Social Science, focusing on Psychology.
As the next step he became qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and completed the mandatory 12 month supervisory period to be accepted into the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
He has been practicing since then and has helped many of his clients through depression and other issues for which they saw him e.g. anxiety, quit smoking, weight loss.
During this period Alfred also obtained a Diploma in Botanical Medicine entitled him to practice Western Herbalism.
In February 2002 He was diagnosed with a Lymphatic Cancer. Severe complications set in after surgery that brought him very close to death. He slowly recovered and went back to work in Pharmacies and Health stores and continued to see people in his private practice.
In 2014 Alfred Published an eBook titled “How to Manage Your Depression: a Self Help Guide”. The book is available as a PDF – Click here from more information. Also available as Kindle version or print versions here – http://www.amazon.com/dp/151482812X
Now Alfred had published a new book “Anxiety Self Help: How to overcome anxiety” The book dedicates a whole chapter to overcoming fear of public speaking and a bonus section on self hypnosis. Available as a PDF – Click here for more information. Also available as Kindle version or print versions here – http://www.amazon.com/dp/1539129527
Alfred is currently developing a series of lectures on depression and conducts workshops for those who want to actively participate in their own recovery. The workshops are organized via the meetup platform. See http://www.meetup.com/Depression-Anxiety-Sydney/