This is the term which is used to denote the treatment which takes place during the hypnosis procedure. Hypnosis enables the patient to become deeply relaxed and the therapy takes place once this has been achieved. A large variety of problems can be treated with hypnotherapy for example in the treatment of insomnia the patient is given suggestions of sleep; people with low self esteem are given suggestions that they feel more confident; women who are pregnant are encouraged with feelings of well being.  Another application in the use of hypnotherapy is the treatment of anxiety and phobias.

Hypnotherapy is particularly useful in combating pain in patients suffering from cancer and the severe head ache of migraine.


This is not an exhaustive list, but the following conditions are some of the many problems, which are likely to respond to hypnotherapy.

– Alcoholism

– Asthma

– Cold hands and feet e.g. Raynaud’s Disease

– Enhancement of Sports Ability and Musical Performance

– Examination Panics

– Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

– Frigidity

– Giving up smoking

– Impotence

– Increased Rate of Healing in Wounds and Burns

– Insomnia

– Irritable Bowel Syndrome

– Migraine

– Nightmares and Night Terrors.

– Performance Anxiety

– Phobic disorders including flying phobia, agoraphobia, phobias involving insects, spiders, social phobia, driving phobia, injection phobia.

– Picking or biting nails and fingers

– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

– Reduction of Analgesics in Labour

– Relief of symptoms in cancer patients including pain, breathlessness, – Sleeping difficulties, skin irritation.

– Restless legs syndrome

– Snoring

– Stuttering

– Weight reduction



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