Hypnotherapy is very effective for relieving depression. Depression can be caused by all manner of things, but essentially it is a thought process. Thoughts lead to feelings that lead to behaviours. If a person is thinking negatively, it will lead to negative feelings and then behaviours that reinforce those negative thoughts and feelings. Hypnotherapy can break this negative cycle to allow a client to think more positively, which will in turn cause them to feel better and behave in a way that then enhances those positive thoughts and feelings. As this cycle continues, they continue to feel better and better.