Hypno-psychotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s focus and imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
In a typical hypno-psychotherapy session, the hypno-psychotherapist and client will discuss and agree on the desired therapeutic goals. The hypno-psychotherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual.
Hypno-psychotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal. It is often used to help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, help to address bedwetting, address attitudes to weight, and help clients achieve behavioural change to stop smoking. It may also help with minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress and confidence issues, and may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking. Hypno-psychotherapy may help people to cope with and manage the relief of perceived pain.
There is evidence to support its use to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in both adults and children and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to simple prescribed medicine.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified hypno-psychotherapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of hypnotherapy. Day and Night Therapy hypno-psychotherapists are fully accredited and registered meaning that you are in safe, competent hands.