Wednesday, 24th April 2019


Hypnotherapy is quickly becoming one of the more mainstream and widely used branches of healing in the sphere of alternative and holistic medicine. People opt for hypnotherapy to help deal with a wide range of problems which, most of the time, are rooted in the mind.

Someone with one or more of the following ailments might seek help from a hypnotherapist: acute anxiety, phobias or paranoia; addiction; depression; insomnia; weight loss troubles or eating disorders; psychological or physical pain; general emotional problems.

The hypnotherapist will discuss a patient or client’s complaint in depth and check medical history in order to devise the best treatment strategy. They then explain the procedures involved in hypnotherapy so that the patient knows exactly what to expect.

They then place the patient or client in a state of hypnosis. Far from the stereotypical image of hypnotherapists waving pocket watches in front of patients and sending them to sleep, this state is likened to a heightened awareness or level of acute concentration, during which time the therapist tries to suggest and adapt thoughts and behaviour in the patient.

After a consultation or a session of hypnotherapy, the therapist might teach the patient the various ways in which he or she can self-hypnotise or meditate, in order that the patient can further their treatment themselves or make the most of the treatment they have already had.