The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy & Mindfulness

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is therapy that utilises hypnosis: as simple as that!

Therefore it is important that a hypnotherapist is properly trained, as our members are, in therapy as well as being competent in hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is mostly used in cases where a client is wanting to make a change, or to achieve a goal. Examples include:

• Smoking cessation
• Weight Control
• Career Goals
• Performance Enhancement:
• Sports
• Anxiety and panic attacks
• Fears and phobias
• Medical issues
• Study skills
• Confidence issues
• Sleep

Sometimes clients are unsure of why they have a particular problem or cannot achieve a goal. It can then be useful to use analytical age regression techniques to have a look back and discover what occurred in the past that has lead to the current situation. There are a few critical factors in analytical hypnotherapy:

• Causes are often in childhood, and re-examining them with your adult mind can help resolution
• You may or may not already be aware of the cause; even if you are you may not realise all the factors involved and analysis can help you get a clearer more complete picture
• There is no need to “re-experience” bad times: it can be as though you are simply observing

Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe. There are no harmful side-effects. When administered by a professionally trained and skilled Hypnotherapist the benefits are long lasting and often permanent.

The British Medical Association approved hypnotherapy as a valid medical treatment in 1955 and the American Medical Association followed in 1958.

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