Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. ... This heightened state of awareness - reached using skilled relaxation techniques - allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions
You will probably be amazed by just how many different issues hypnotherapy can help with.
Most people know that hypnosis can be helpful for stopping smoking and treating phobias. However, you may be more surprised to find that it can help you to pass your driving test or become better at public speaking.
When asked the question, "Can hypnosis help with my problem or goal?", most hypnotherapists would answer "no", if it's purely a physical problem, but "yes" if there is any kind of a psychological aspect to the problem or goal.
An example of this would be that hypnosis could certainly not help you to grow back a lost limb, but there is good evidence to show that hypnosis can help with phantom limb pain. Hypnotherapists are not, for the most part, medically trained, and so will not aim to treat medical or psychiatric illness, unless under a doctor's supervision.
Click on any of the headings below for more specific information on how hypnosis can help.