What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapists put the client in a deep state of heightened relaxation which allows the unconscious to be gently brought to the surface. Using positive suggestion techniques, a qualified hypnotherapist can help to modify a client's behaviour, attitudes and emotions, as well as manage pain, anxiety, stress-related illnesses and dysfunctional habits, promoting personal development. Some hypnotherapists also incorporate regression techniques to help explore childhood experiences.


Who benefits from hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is commonly used to tackle unhealthy or self-destructive habits and stress related issues. It can also be an effective treatment for phobias such as public speaking. NICE also recently acknowledged that hypnotherapy can be beneficial for physical issues such as IBS. 

Hypnotherapy is more successful for some people than others. A trusting relationship between hypnotherapist and client is very important, as the client must be fully open to the experience. 


Relevant associations

GHR


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Last updated on September 2 2015