What Conditions can Hypnosis Treat?


Hypnotherapy is especially effective as a treatment for anxiety disorders, to quit smoking and to improve the unpleasant effects of IBS but there are so many conditions that Hypnotherapy has also treated to empower the individual to achieve their goals:

Thoughts and ideas

Thoughts and ideas can be problematic when they are intrusive, unrealistic or upsetting. Examples of such thoughts include:

• Continually thinking that one is suffering from an illness, despite medical reassurance
• Doubting whether a partner is faithful
• Thinking negatively rather than seeing the good side
• Wondering whether others are being negatively judgmental

HYPNOTHERAPY can help the client to change these and many other ideas.


People often experience irrational fears. The object of the fear can be almost anything, but typical examples include:

• insects
• animals
• situations, such as going out, enclosed spaces, or the dark
• blood, needles etc.

Also, many people have what is technically called “social phobia”: shyness, nerves, lack of confidence with people etc.

HYPNOTHERAPY is particularly renowned for its effectiveness in assisting sufferers to overcome these distressing and inhibiting conditions.


People can suffer from a wide variety of feelings which can be distressing if too severe or too regular. For example:

• panic attacks
• jealousy
• guilt
• anger
• low self esteem
• lack of confidence

Whatever the problem feeling, HYPNOTHERAPY can deal with it more specifically than can a drug and without harmful side effects.


People can find themselves in the grip of many habits that they seem unable to control, eg:

• nail-biting
poor sleep patterns/insomnia
• more deep-seated compulsions.

HYPNOTHERAPY, using hypnotic techniques, can help to remove habits with precision and again, a total freedom from side effects.

Medical issues

Medical issues can also be dealt with using hypnosis, but this is only undertaken by a physician or under a physician’s referral/supervision.

Whatever the problem feeling, HYPNOTHERAPY can deal with it more specifically than can a drug and without harmful side effects.

Stress conditions

HYPNOTHERAPY can be very effective for resolving issues that lead to an excess of stress, and for coping with the effects of stress.

Weight control

There are many reasons why people may put on weight, and a properly trained HYPNOTHERAPIST will be able to work with the individual to bring about changes in eating and activity habits in order to bring weight under control. One of the key reasons for “weight loss” programmes being often only temporarily effective is that the person feels that they are missing out. This need not apply with a hypnotherapeutic approach.