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An Overview – Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy makes use of the bicameral nature of the functioning brain and the conscious / unconscious processes therein. At its simplest level the unconscious mind becomes (through our life experience) the repository of our conditioned experience, while the conscious mind is the waking mind dealing with appraisal and decision making. In hypnotherapy the critical faculties of the conscious mind are sidestepped (through the hypnotic condition) and new ideas and ‘suggestions’ placed directly into the uncritical unconscious to effect beneficial changes when back in the waking state.

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It is estimated that 85% of people will respond at some level to clinical hypnotherapy. When carried out by a trained and qualified hypnotherapist the benefits can be long lasting and often permanent.

Hypnotherapy Lead Body

For more information, please select Lead Body – British Society of Clinical Hypnosis in Resources on the left, to be redirected to the site.

Other Evidence Sources:

Hypnotherapy Evidence Source 1 – Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

Please see Hypnotherapy Evidence Source 1 – Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council in Resources to be redirected to this section of their site.