The power of hypnosis: A soothing solution for eczema relief

Imagine a life free from the persistent itch, redness, and discomfort of eczema. It may sound like a distant dream for those battling this skin condition, but there's a remarkable and often overlooked ally in the quest for relief: hypnotherapy.


According to the National Eczema Society “Hypnotherapy, like other relaxation techniques, can help people with eczema cope better with the itch-scratch cycle and manage and reduce the stress and anxiety that may make their eczema worse.”

In this article, we'll dive into how the power of the mind can bring significant relief to eczema sufferers.

Understanding eczema: It's more than skin-deep

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterised by inflamed, itchy skin. While it primarily affects the skin's outer layer, its origins often go deeper. Stress, anxiety, and emotional triggers can exacerbate eczema symptoms, making it more than just a surface issue. This is where hypnotherapy enters the scene, offering a holistic approach to healing.

The mind-skin connection: Unpacking the science

Hypnotherapy leverages the powerful connection between our mind and body. Stress is a well-known trigger for eczema flare-ups, and hypnosis can help individuals manage and alleviate stress by rewiring their thought patterns. It's not about waving a magic wand but harnessing the brain's innate capacity to influence physical responses.

How hypnotherapy works for eczema

  1. Stress reduction: Hypnosis induces a state of deep relaxation, reducing the production of stress hormones. Less stress means fewer flare-ups.
  2. Itch control: Through hypnotherapy, individuals can learn to control their response to itching, reducing the urge to scratch and further damage the skin.
  3. Emotional healing: Eczema often takes an emotional toll. Hypnotherapy can address underlying emotional issues and improve one's overall mental well-being.

Personal stories of transformation

Hypnotherapy has been a game-changer for many eczema sufferers. Here are a couple of inspiring stories:

Karen's journey to eczema freedom

Karen struggled with eczema for years, trying numerous creams and medications without lasting relief. She decided to explore hypnotherapy and was amazed by the results. Through guided sessions, she learned to manage stress, break the itch-scratch cycle, and address emotional triggers. Over time, her skin improved dramatically, and she now enjoys the confidence of clear, healthy skin.

Bob's stress-free skin

Bob's eczema always flared up during high-stress periods at work. He turned to hypnotherapy to gain better control over his stress levels. With the help of a skilled hypnotherapist, he learned relaxation techniques and developed a resilient mindset. Now, even during demanding times, his skin remains calm, thanks to the power of his relaxed mind.

How to get started with hypnotherapy for eczema

If you're considering hypnotherapy as part of your eczema management plan, here are some steps to guide you:

Find a qualified hypnotherapist

Look for a certified and experienced hypnotherapist who is experienced in treating skin conditions like eczema. 


Your first session will likely involve discussing your eczema history, triggers, and goals for hypnotherapy.

Customised sessions

Your therapist will design a personalised hypnotherapy plan to address your specific needs and challenges.

Monitor progress

Keep track of your eczema symptoms and how they respond to hypnotherapy. Over time, you should notice improvements in your skin's condition.

In the journey to eczema relief, don't underestimate the incredible power of your mind. Hypnotherapy is a safe, non-invasive, and empowering approach to managing eczema by addressing the root causes, including stress and emotional triggers.

If you're tired of the endless itch-scratch cycle, consider giving hypnotherapy a try. Your path to healthier, more comfortable skin may be closer than you think.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Liz Cornwallis, HPD,Dip.AHMT,CNHC(reg.) anxiety, smoking, pain relief & more
Airdrie ML6 & Stirling FK8

Liz Cornwallis is a registered hypnotherapist and founder of Change for Good Therapies. She's been helping people with problems for many years, as a nurse, university lecturer and now as a therapist. You can contact Liz by email or visit or you can call Liz directly on 07415 499156.

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