People often ask what can hypnotherapy be used for. Firstly, it is important to understand the difference between a hypnotist and clinical counselling hypnotherapist.

You may have seen a hypnotist who uses hypnosis for comedy or entertainment and is typically seen as fun and harmless in those situations.

When you have issues that you would like to deal with such as the ones set out below, a clinical counselling hypnotherapist can help.

Hypnotherapy is used to address the root cause of the problem and interrupts problem thoughts and triggers. Addressing the root of the issue allows for a new perspective and interruption of the trigger. This interruption allows new neural pathways to form and replace those old unwanted thoughts, habits and triggers.

The following is a list of some of the most commonly treated conditions:

Abandonment Addictions Agoraphobia Anesthesia Anger Anger Management Anxiety Bed Wetting Change Habits
Child Birth Chronic Pain Concentration Cravings Creativity Death and mourning Discouragement Fears Forgiveness
Frustration Guilt Habits Headaches Helplessness Indecision Inferiority Inhibition Insecurity
Insomnia Irritability Jealousy Loss of Relationships Memory Mistrust Moodiness Motivation Nail Biting
Obsessions Obsessive-Compulsive Overeating Pain Management Panic Attacks Passive-Aggressive Perfectionism Pessimism Phobias
Procrastination Public Speaking Reach Goals Relaxation Self-Awareness Self-Blame Self-Confidence Self-Control Self-Criticism
Self-Defeating Behaviors Self-Esteem Self-Expression Self-Forgiveness Self-Image Shame Sleep Problems Smoking Social Anxiety
Stress Study Habits Trauma Victimization Weight Management Worry


If any of these issues are affecting your life, consider using hypnotherapy to improve the quality of your life.

What doesn’t hypnotherapy work for?

It’s important to remember that hypnotherapists are not medical doctors.  While hypnosis can help with pain management it does not cure diseases, like cancer or heart disease. Do not stop taking medication that has been prescribed by your doctor without consulting with your doctor first.

It is important to remember that hypnosis cannot, and should not, stand alone as the sole medical or psychological intervention for any clinical disorder. Hypnosis should not be used instead of appropriate medical, dental, or psychological treatment, and any individual with a medical or psychological problem should first consult a qualified health care provider for diagnosis and professional advice. Hypnosis should only be practiced by those who have been appropriately trained, who practice appropriately, and within the scope of their training.

What are the Benefits of Choosing a therapist who belongs to the Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist?

Registered (Clinical) Hypnotherapists have successfully fulfilled requirements of education, supervision and clinical experience to the satisfaction of the Association for certification in their professional registration level.

All Registered Professional Members are extensively screened, including Criminal Record Checks and must carry Professional Liability Insurance.

Some third-party payment plans such as Extended Health Care Insurance and Employee/Family Assistance Programs may pay partial or total coverage for Hypnotherapy services.