Does Hypnotherapy Work?

In the current climate of enthusiasm for drug-free, holistic therapies, which complement conventional medicine, hypnotherapy is being used more than ever, both privately, and within the NHS.

So, does hypnotherapy work? 

Hypnosis is one of the most commonly used therapies, with an estimated 353,000 patients visiting a hypnotherapist, resulting in nearly one-and-a-half million private and NHS appointments every year in England. To meet this demand, more and more sole practitioners and health professionals are being trained in its use.

Hypnotherapy in general, and Advanced Hypnotherapy in particular, is being called on, more and more, to deal with chronic problems such as Anxiety, Depression and Stress.

In addition, advanced hypnotherapy techniques are proving highly successful in sports, the performing arts, and the corporate world.

The terms Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy tend to be used interchangeably. There’s much more to it than that.

It is only in the last decade that scientists have ‘proved’ that hypnosis exists, by being able to measure it. That leaves me wondering what we’ve been doing for the last 5,000 years.

Instead of it being some weird and wonderful thing, what if absolutely everything was hypnosis?

Would that alter the way you think about things? Well, it is.

Have you ever read a good novel… a real page turner? You may have felt compelled to keep reading and been saddened that you had come to the end.

Your eyes were merely seeing black dots, upside down, on white paper. Your brain inverted them, converted them to words. Your conscious mind converted them to pictures, and your subconscious mind responded with feelings. In a word, hypnosis.

So, does hypnosis work?

◦ Driving (when you don’t remember part of the journey)
◦ Daydreaming
◦ Putting on a pair of trousers (which leg goes in first?)
◦ Watching Television
Although much more information is available regarding hypnosis, many myths still prevent people benefiting from this highly effective therapy.