What can hypnotherapy help with?

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.As an experienced hypnotherapist, Ann can help with a wide range issues and will always offer you a tailored approach to overcoming your problem. You can see from the information below the range of things that hypnotherapy can be used to help with. 

Ann has helped clients to deal a range of things using hypnotherapy, including:

  • Speaking in public
  • Improving self confidence and self esteem
  • Regaining trust
  • Benefits-of-hypnotherapyPanic attacks
  • Improving sleep
  • Blushing
  • Anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Emotional eating
  • Improving confidence
  • Weight management
  • Phobias
  • Habit change
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Pain management
  • Erectile dysfunction (non-organic)

 

Supporting existing medical conditions

Hypnotherapy can also be of great use in supporting you if you are dealing with a diagnosed health problem.  Here are some examples of how hypnotherapy can be used to work with you alongside your medical treatments:

Condition

 How hypnotherapy can help  Benefits
 Diabetes Enable you to make and stick to the dietary and other lifestyle changes recommended by your doctors. Make the changes you need more easily and without added stress.
 Infertility Reduce your and your partner’s stress while trying to conceive. There is evidence that stress reduction can increase your chances of both natural and IVF conception.

Reduced stress also helps your relationship at a time which otherwise could have a negative impact on it.
High blood pressure Enable you to make and stick to the dietary and other lifestyle changes recommended by your doctors. Reduce your stress levels significantly. Make the changes you need more easily and stick with them.

Reduced stress is good for your cardiovascular system and can help reduce blood pressure in some cases.
Pre- and post- operatively Studies have shown that pre-operative hypnotherapy can reduce anxiety and improve your body’s response during surgery, and sometimes reduce the amounts of medication required. 

Studies have shown that post-operative hypnotherapy can lead to improved recovery rate and reduced need for pain medication.
Reducing stress and anxiety before an operation can enable your body to be in a better state during the operation and so improve your response to the surgery itself.

Following an operation, reducing stress and enabling the body and mind to relax improves recovery.  Using self hypnosis for pain management provides you with a way of having some control and optimising the effect of any  pain medication 
Cancer treatment support Being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing cancer treatment are both very stressful times. Hypnotherapy can help reduce the associated anxiety and reduce your stress levels.

Hypnotherapy has also been shown, in some people, to reduce the side effects of cancer therapies such as nausea following chemotherapy.

Learn pain management techniques such as self-hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is also helpful for those close to a person suffering from cancer, as they too can benefit from stress and anxiety management at this time. 

Reducing your level of stress can enable you to feel clearer headed while discussing your cancer with your medical team.

A reduced nausea and pain response during and following treatment also reduces stress on the body and enables you to approach your treatment with less anxiety.

Learning techniques to manage pain can help in many situations of both chronic and acute pain.

Caring for a person close to you can be stressful and tiring.  Managing your stress effectively can keep you healthy and make you better able to take on the responsibilities necessary. 

 Psoriasis

Psoriasis can flare up when you are stressed, often resulting in more stress and so setting up a vicious cycle. Hypnotherapy can help you learn to manage your stress effectively.

Reduced stress and improved stress management can help reduce the severity of your psoriasis.

Please note: Although shown to be effective for many conditions, hypnotherapy should not be used in the first instance for health issues which you have not previously discussed with your doctor or other medical professional nor should it be used as a substitute for seeking a medical opinion on a health issue. Consequently, we will always check that your doctor is aware of any health issue that you are requesting hypnotherapy for.

For some issues, hypnotherapy can also be done through Skype.  Contact us to arrange.