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Hypnotherapy can help people with a number of health problems including, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fears & Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Problems and Stress.

How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnotherapy is a general term for any therapy that makes use of hypnosis and is usually used in conjunction with another therapy. Hypnosis involves being guided by a therapist into a state of deep relaxation (or trance) where it is thought that either an individual will be more suggestible to making changes to their behaviour (e.g. stopping smoking) or more able to explore painful thoughts or memories that they have blocked out.

A Recent Testimonial

“I first came to see Venetia after the death of my father and increasing levels of anxiety had led me to become very depressed. At that stage I felt unable to cope with day-to-day life. I had stopped working as I found it too stressful and felt that I could never do my job well enough. I was at a very low point.
Working with Venetia, has helped me to return to an even keel and gain a fresh perspective on my life. The process we undertook has given me the tools to approach adversity and deal with the ups and downs that life throws up. Although ostensibly my life has not changed in any material sense, I am now able to enjoy the opportunities I have and face the adversities that come along. Venetia was a calm and supportive presence in my life enabling me to move on from a period of difficulty. Through her help, I feel confident that I have gained life- long skills that will continue to aid me in to the future”.
Katherine W - Clapham

What the Research into Hypnotherapy Says

There is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy treatment for the following problems; cessation of smoking, weight loss and pain management.  Research has also shown some support for Hypnotherapy in treating symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) notes Hypnotherapy as a viable treatment for this condition.  However, Hypnotherapy is rarely used successfully as a stand alone treatment.

More Reading on this Subject

Should you wish to find out more about the topics that are covered by The British CBT Counselling Service, then please check out our blog articles here.

Recommended Books:

The Beginner’s Guide to Hypnotherapy by Rory Z Fulcher


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