Hypnotherapy A-Z

Hypnotherapy A-Z

Whether you're looking to change a behaviour, like quitting smoking or grinding your teeth, or overcoming a fear or phobia, hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment. Browse our "Hypnotherapy A-Z" section to learn more.

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A fear of heights affects more than a person’s ability to take a flight and go on holiday. For those living with acrophobia, it can have a real impact on their day-to-day lif... Read more


According to Action on Addiction, one in three people are addicted to something. Most commonly, when we think of addiction, we think of addiction to alcohol, drugs and cigarettes.... Read more

Alcohol abuse

Hypnotherapy for alcohol abuse can help those struggling to break their addiction by working on the root cause of the dependency and then using suggestion techniques to help adjust... Read more

Anger management

Feeling angry now and then is a normal part of life. Usually, anger is a result of feeling frustrated, insulted, deceived or even under attack. For many, anger is a natural reactio... Read more


If you find it difficult to orgasm or have never been able to orgasm, you may have anorgasmia. Here we'll look at how anorgasmia can impact us and how hypnotherapy may be able to h... Read more


We all experience feelings of anxiety at some point in our lives, as a natural response to stress, uncertainty, or new situations. But for some, anxiety can affect our daily lives.... Read more


Arachnophobia, also known as a fear of spiders, is one of the most widely known phobias, thought to affect between 3-15% of the population. It is characterised by significant distr... Read more


Hypnotherapy for blushing can be an effective treatment to help individuals discover the root cause of the problem and suggest alternative, calmer ways to cope with the issue. On t... Read more

Body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs)

Affecting around one in 20 people, body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs) are intense urges to pick, pull, bite, chew, or grind. We explain more about common BFRBs, what they a... Read more

Bruxism (teeth grinding)

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding and clenching of the jaw. Most people will grind their teeth to a degree, without any symptoms or complications. When the grinding be... Read more

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a condition that has a number of symptoms, including extreme tiredness. CFS can have a big impact o... Read more


Claustrophobia is the fear of enclosed spaces. It can have a huge impact on the lives of people living with the phobia, as many will avoid doing certain activities or visiting plac... Read more


Low self-confidence is something many of us suffer from. It can be a result of many factors, such as fear of the unknown, low self-esteem, or fear of how other people see us. This... Read more


We all feel low from time to time. Often, this will quickly ease and we’ll go back to feeling like our usual selves. For some people, however, this low mood persists and affe... Read more

Driving anxiety

The fear of driving, also known as vehophobia, is not widely talked about, but it’s more common than you might think. Here, we’ll explore why people might suffer f... Read more

Drug addiction

Hypnotherapy for drug addiction can help people by working on breaking unhealthy habits and behaviours, and using suggestion techniques focused on eliminating cravings. Read more

Eating problems

Hypnotherapy can help work through the root causes of your eating problems so you can develop a healthier relationship with food. Read more


Feeling sick or being sick is never pleasant. For some people though, even the thought of vomit is enough to send them into a state of panic. Here, we explain what emetophobia is,&... Read more

Erectile dysfunction

Intimacy with our partners is an important part of a fulfilling relationship and, often, this includes physical intimacy. When sexual problems crop up, it can cause tension and lea... Read more

Exam stress

Hypnotherapy can help with coping with exam stress by helping reduce your anxiety and fear of failure, as well as boosting your self-confidence. On this page, we explain more about... Read more

Fear of flying

Fear of flying, also known as aviophobia or aerophobia, is when you are frightened of being on a plane whilst in flight. This common phobia can hold people back, stopping them from... Read more

Food addiction

Food is something we all need to survive. It nourishes us, fuels us and contributes to our health and well-being. Ideally, we would eat a varied, balanced diet that is fulfilling p... Read more

Functional neurological disorder (FND)

Functional neurological disorder, or FND, is a term used to describe problems with the functioning of the nervous system. This means there are issues with the way the brain is send... Read more

Gambling addiction

Problem gambling (often referred to as gambling addiction) is the urge to continuously gamble, despite the negative consequences or a desire to stop. But there are things you can d... Read more

Gastric band hypnosis

Gastric band hypnotherapy (also known as a virtual gastric band) is a technique used to help you lose weight. Using this technique, a hypnotherapist suggests to your subconscious t... Read more

Health anxiety

Health anxiety is a form of anxiety where someone is constantly worrying about their own or someone else’s health. The fear that they're either unwell or will become unwell s... Read more


When a relationship breaks down, you can be left with intense feelings of pain and distress. Hypnotherapy for heartbreak offers a positive, complementary way of working through you... Read more


If it feels like you have so many things that you cannot manage the clutter, have difficulty or find it impossible to throw things away, it could be a sign of hoarding. On this pag... Read more


The aim of hypnosis for childbirth, or hypnobirthing as it is commonly known, is to help you give birth in a relaxing, calm environment free from stress, anxiety or fear. Being an... Read more


Sleep is something everybody needs but sleeping problems, such as insomnia, can make it difficult for some people to get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to physical illness an... Read more

Irritable bowel syndrome

Hypnotherapy can help you to understand the link between your mind and gut, and ease the stress and anxiety caused by IBS, to provide relief from your symptoms. Read more


Jealousy is a surprisingly complex emotion that can trigger feelings of rage, fear, envy, suspicion, competition, and even humiliation. We explain more about the types, symptoms an... Read more

Low libido

We all have different sex drives, however, if you’re noticing a lower sex drive than normal and it’s affecting you and/or your relationship, you might benefit from seek... Read more

Low self-esteem

Our self-esteem is made up of thoughts and opinions often formed in our early years about who we are and what we’re capable of. Having low self-esteem can impact our well-bei... Read more


Menopause affects everyone who experiences periods. A natural part of life, it can be a stressful and overwhelming time filled with change and uncomfortable symptoms. We explain mo... Read more


Mysophobia, also known as germophobia, is the extreme fear of germs. It has become more common since the Covid-19 pandemic, so what options are available for those living with it?&... Read more

Needle phobia

For some people, a fear of needles can be so great it can cause them to miss vital GP or hospital appointments and interfere with their daily life. Here, we take a look at wha... Read more

Obsessions and compulsions

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition that involves obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It can affect anybody and can develop at any age, however, it usually... Read more

Pain during sex

Experiencing pain during sex (known as dyspareunia) can have a big impact on our relationships. Here we explore pain during sex in more detail including what can cause it and how h... Read more

Pain management

Chronic pain is a complicated issue that can be hard to treat. Often, a variety of approaches are needed to help lessen pain, improve independence and help you cope with the emotio... Read more

Panic attacks

Panic attacks are very frightening for both the individual experiencing the attack and for those around them. Although a typical panic attack will usually last between five and 20... Read more


Phobias develop when someone has an exaggerated or unrealistic fear surrounding a certain situation or object. If this situation or object is common in day-to-day life, the phobia... Read more

Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is when semen leaves the body sooner than wanted during sex. Here we’ll look at why this happens and how hypnotherapy could help. Read more


Nearly one in five of us put off important tasks until the last minute, thanks to distractions, feelings of overwhelm and being unsure of how to get started. We explain more about... Read more


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder, which typically develops after being involved in or witnessing traumatic events. Once believed to only affect t... Read more

Public speaking

Having a fear of public speaking is common; the thought of getting up in front of a crowd and talking is enough to make most of us break out in a sweat. For some people, this anxie... Read more

Quit vaping

Vaping is an effective way to stop smoking, though it doesn’t come without its own risks. Many people will eventually want to stop vaping, too. This is where hypnotherapy can... Read more

Reduce drinking

Worried about how much you're drinking but not sure where to start? We explain more about the benefits of slowing down or reducing how much alcohol you drink, how to start drinking... Read more

Relationship issues

Hypnotherapy for relationships helps get to the root of problems, change unhelpful behaviour patterns and build confidence. Here, we explore the different relationship problems hyp... Read more


Relaxation refers to the state of body and mind that is free from tension, stress and anxiety. Relaxation is an essential part of self-care, helping you look after your well-being... Read more

Sex addiction

Sex addiction, also known as sexual compulsion and sexual dependency, can be used to describe any kind of sexual activity that someone feels is out of control. When someone ha... Read more

Sleep problems

Helping us process the day and heal, sleep has a huge impact on our overall health and well-being. When we become sleep-deprived, we can start feeling exhausted, lacking in motivat... Read more

Sports performance

Everyone knows that being a successful athlete involves maintaining high levels of physical fitness. However, this is only part of the strategy required for success; sports perform... Read more

Stop smoking

Making the decision to stop smoking can feel like a big challenge. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that are available to support you on your journey. Hypnotherapy, in part... Read more


Stress is something we experience when we feel under too much pressure and are unable to cope. Feeling stressed for long periods of time takes its toll on both our mental and physi... Read more


Stuttering (also referred to as stammering) is a common speech problem experienced by children, which can continue into adulthood. Studies suggest one in 12 children experience a p... Read more

Sugar addiction

What is sugar addiction, how can it affect us, and what can we do to overcome it? We explain more about how you can find help for sugar addiction. Read more


Hypnotherapy for tinnitus can help reduce associated stress and anxiety, lowering the emotional impact and making it easier to dismiss the noise. Here we explore tinnitus in more d... Read more


Trauma happens as an emotional response following an upsetting event. Without intervention, trauma can lead to developing long-term issues and PTSD. We explain more about trauma, f... Read more


Vaginismus is when the muscles of the vagina tense up when you try to insert something. This can cause pain and make intercourse difficult, if not impossible. Here we explore vagin... Read more

Weight loss

Hypnosis for weight loss can be an effective way of challenging unhelpful mindsets that may be subconsciously (or consciously) decreasing your chances of successfully losing weight... Read more