Hypnotherapy means the use of hypnosis for the
treatment and relief of a variety of somatic (pertaining to the body)
and psychological symptoms. This can make it a practical treatment
suitable for conditions such as Phobias, stress and anxiety, eczema,
migraine, asthma and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as well as helping
people to quit smoking or biting their nails, etc.
Hypnotherapy can also be useful for Weight Control,
improving Sporting Performance and even for boosting confidence. It has
been estimated that 85% of people of all age groups will readily respond
to Hypnotherapy. It can be successful when other, perhaps more
conventional methods of treatment have failed.
How Does it Feel to be
All hypnotic states are generally characterised by a
very pleasant state of relaxation which allows for increased
suggestibility, during this trance (altered state) therapeutic
suggestions are given by the therapist to help resolve the issue.
Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe form of therapy, and there are no
harmful side effects. It is one of the oldest of all healing techniques.
Generally, the therapist will work with you in a
one-to-one treatment session, although for some Workshops or Courses
e.g. Stress Management, a group of people may experience hypnosis at the
same time, however, each individual's own experience may differ. Stage
Hypnotism for entertainment is not the same as therapeutic Clinical
Always ensure the Practitioner you consult is
suitably qualified, ask them about their training and qualifications and
ask if they offer a free initial consultation, allowing you to meet them
first before deciding on treatment.
Lane SRN, OND, D Hyp, BSCH (Assoc.)