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

Devin Hastings author of Depression Hypnosis website 

"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."
                                  --C. Devin Hastings



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 has written 4 books that can be seen here by clicking here

Devin presents nationally and internationally on the uses of hypnosis and NLP for diabetes and anxiety disorders.

Devin is the president of the Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communication Skills and the owner of MindBody Hypnosis.

2003 recipient of the Ormond McGill Award.

Fellow of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

2001 recipient of the prestigious Hypnosis Research Award. This award was given in recognition of Devin's pioneering work in the successful applications of hypnosis to diabetes.

Hospital Certified Hypnotherapist. Certification granted by one of America's top 100 hospitals, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Massachusetts.

Registered and Certified Master Practitioner & Instructor of Neuro-linguistic Programming with the National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programmers.

Featured presenter on the proven medical applications of hypnosis at the National Guild of Hypnotists convention. This is the world's largest and most comprehensive hypnosis convention.

Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy by the Hypnosis Research & Training Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Registered and Certified Advanced Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Registered and Certified Fitness Instructor with the Fitness Institute International of Boca Raton, Florida. Devin combined his Instructor training with his training as a licensed massage therapist and his extensive knowledge of vitamin supplement therapy to help clients dramatically improve their health.

Author of Depression and Hypnosis: Tranceformation Information.

Author of the professional educational video series NLP & Hypnosis, Volumes I & II

Author of the popular training seminar, Emergency Hypnosis: How To Successfully P.A.N.I.C. TM In Any Emergency Situation.

Author of the advanced NLP-Hypnosis training video, Past Lives and Safe Places: A Journey To Forbidden Lands.

Author of the unique and ground breaking training video, The 10 Steps to Controlling Diabetes.

Author of a first-of-its kind training program, New Answers for Diabetes: Become A Certified Diabetes Motivational Coach. This is a very intense and comprehensive two day seminar which trains therapists on the advanced applications of hypnosis, NLP, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and their applications to help diabetics very effectively manage their diabetes. In some cases, Devin's coaching methods have helped clients to significantly reduce their medications. (with their doctor's approval).

Author of 10 Success Secrets To Permanent Weight Loss. This is an informative and fun to watch video seminar demonstrating little known marketing techniques as well as advanced methods for helping clients to permanently lose weight.

Author of The Information Kit for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This is an audio program guiding other therapists on the applications of NLP and hypnosis to helping those suffering from OCD.

Author of Impotence: The Hidden Pain. This program is designed to teach therapists a caring and highly effective approach to a very difficult issue.

Author of several excellent marketing audio programs helping other therapists to effectively and inexpensively market themselves while helping others.

Co-author with Dr. Kevin Hogan of the textbook The Hypnotherapy Handbook.

As a Type II diabetic, Devin has used his skills and experience to pioneer new techniques of management for diabetes. His unique approach was published in Diabetes Interview, a leading diabetes journal.

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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