Top 10 benefits of hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses the power of suggestion to encourage positive change. For many, it is an incredibly effective form of treatment and one that can have many benefits, from easing stress and encouraging relaxation, to quitting negative habits such as smoking and gambling.


Depending on you and your reasons for seeking hypnotherapy, you may need just one session to bring about positive change, or a number of sessions. You'll also be taught self-hypnosis techniques to continue your treatment long after sessions are over.

Here are what I believe to be the top ten benefits of hypnotherapy.

1. It can help you quit smoking

Even if you smoke one hundred a day or have smoked for 60 years, hypnotherapy is one of the most successful ways to stop smoking safely and easily with no cravings.

2. It can help you change your eating habits

If you want to reduce your weight without dieting and feelings of deprival, this is a great way of changing your eating habits. Hypnotherapy does this by removing unwanted blocks to your success, addressing emotional eating, your negative thoughts and feelings about your body and desire for unhealthy snacks. Increasing the desire for eating nourishing foods, water and exercise, this can be a lasting and beneficial way to stay healthy.

3. It can help you stop drinking

If you are struggling to stop drinking alcohol with willpower, hypnotherapy is such a successful way to stop drinking. Hypnosis is one of the most effective ways of removing habits, unwanted behaviours and addictions that no longer serve us quickly, safely and naturally.

4. It can ease stress

Stress reduction with hypnosis is one of the easiest ways to achieve deep relaxation. It is a very effective way to enhance your health and well-being, leaving you feeling calmer, more positive and very refreshed.

5. It can help you achieve success

Reprogramme your mind to achieve success in your life whether in your finances, love life, creativity, motivation, improve your confidence and self-esteem or to see and experience your best possible future. Anything is possible.

6. It can help you overcome fears and phobias

Fears and phobias can hold us back and restrict our lives. Our unconscious minds’ primary function is to protect us from emotional pain and physical harm which is why these problems arise. By taking you back to find the event, cause or experience that has caused this issue we can then resolve, release, and rewrite the past.

7. It can ease symptoms of IBS

Hypnotherapy is a powerful way of reducing the negative effects of IBS so much so that it's now recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

8. It can help with anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression can be caused or exacerbated by harsh critical words we say to ourselves. We have over 50,000 thoughts a day and most of these can be negative. Hypnotherapy is a potent way of reframing the negative thought patterns that keep us stuck where we don’t want to be and move us towards positive, empowering and life-affirming thoughts and behaviours.

9. It can support fertility treatment

Hypnotherapy can be effective in encouraging relaxation, easing stress and overcoming mental blocks for those trying to conceive. Stress, anxiety and so many other factors can affect the body and can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Hypnotherapy works to ease this anxiety to help improve overall health and well-being.

10. It can aid natural healing

Every thought you think has a physical reaction in your body, affecting every one of your 50 trillion cells. Start using the power of your mind and heal your body. By using the Marisa Peer method of rapid transformational therapy which commands and instructs our cells to go back to their perfect blueprint, it can have some amazing results.

Hypnotherapy is a versatile and powerful approach that can help in a number of situations, including the ones mentioned here. If you're ready to work with a hypnotherapist you can use our search tool to find a therapist who's right for you. Simply send them an email to arrange your initial session.

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 Elaine Marsh, Specialising in Habits & Addictions
Henley On Thames RG9 & Reading RG1

Elaine is a professional, highly qualified clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. For the last 15 years she has specialised in helping clients to release unwanted habits, addictions, phobias and anxiety.

Stop smoking in one session with a guarantee and a 95% success rate. For a free telephone consultation please contact her on 0800 083 6768.

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