What is hypnotherapy and how effective is it?

What is Hypnotherapy?

The word Hypnotherapy is the combination of the word Therapy (psychotherapy in this context) and hypnosis, through which the therapy is delivered.

What is Clinical Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is not a therapy per se. Instead it’s a vehicle through which therapy can be delivered. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness, involving focused attention, in which you are able to absorb suggestions at a deeper level than in your normal state of consciousness. This means that whatever therapy is used, it is usually more effective (some experts estimate up to 10 times more effective) than the same therapy used without hypnosis.
What does hypnosis feel like?

The subjective experience of hypnosis can be vastly different from person to person, but it usually entails a very deep and pleasant state of relaxation and comfort. “I’ve never been so relaxed my entire life” is a very frequent comment after the first hypnosis session.

Is hypnotherapy effective?

A rapidly growing body of research is demonstrating that hypnotherapy can be very effective in treating a wide variety of psychological and physical issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, phobias, PTSD, procrastination, pain management, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and many other conditions. Find out more about specific findings here.

Here is a graph showing the effectiveness of hypnotherapy compared with some other major types of therapy from a study conducted by Alfred Barrios PhD. that was published in the American health magazine.

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