What is hypnosis good for?

Most of us have seen examples of hypnosis on TV or on stage as a form of entertainment. Audiences oooooo and ahhhhhh as hypnotists induce people into trance-like states in front of their very eyes.

But there is so much more to hypnosis than performance and showmanship.

The truth is that hypnosis offers a non-invasive, highly effective, deeply relaxing experience when it comes to improving health, happiness, emotional state and general well-being.

So, what is hypnosis good for?

In this article we explore some of the ways that hypnotherapy can alleviate pain, bad habits and encourage a positive mindset to help you live a life of optimal health and happiness.

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What can hypnotherapy be used to treat?

  • Pain Management
  • Anxiety
  • Weight Loss
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Unhealthy habits
  • Other things hypnosis can help with


Hypnotherapy is one of the oldest forms of therapy and is deeply rooted in history as a useful and effective way to treat a number of emotional, mental and even some physical ailments.

In more recent years, hypnosis has actually been studied for its merits as an effective form of care for an ever-growing list of health and wellness concerns.

Pain Management

Hypnotherapy sessions may help with a wide spectrum of pain and discomfort including those who may be suffering with cancer, dental issues, chronic pains, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), arthritis and so much more.


If you are living with spontaneous, triggered, or day to day anxiety, hypnosis may offer a solution. In many cases, clients suffering with anxiety will feel relief after hypnotherapy sessions allowing them to get back to living their life.

Weight Loss

Hypnosis can help you to achieve weight loss in a steady, regular and healthy way.

Crash diets and intensive exercise help lose weight – but without addressing negative thoughts and eating patterns, many people find that they end up back at square one soon after.

Hypnosis helps to create lasting and meaningful change through accessing the power of your subconscious mind.


Hypnotherapy can be a safe and effective intervention for stress as it can avoid drugs and chemicals. This makes it a popular option for those looking for a more holistic approach to their health.


Phobias can be incredibly debilitating and often stem from traumatic experiences that live on deep within the subconscious mind. This makes hypnotherapy an ideal treatment as hypnotherapists can gently guide the subconscious to release negative emotions and move on from the trauma.

Eczema and psoriasis

Clinical studies have proven that hypnosis can help with the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Hypnosis sessions can help calm irritation in a similar way that topical creams can without the use of harsh steroids.

Unhealthy habits

Unhealthy habits like cigarettes and alcohol can be a dangerous, expensive and fairly common problem. Many people who smoke or have alcohol-related issues have attempted to quit unsuccessfully, and many have done so more than once.

Hypnosis programs offer a safe and natural approach to quitting with a high success rate of long term life changes.

Other things hypnosis can help with

  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep problems
  • Stuttering
  • Teeth grinding
  • Thumb sucking
  • Digestive disorders

Hypnosis can help with attitudes, beliefs and behaviours and can be an effective way to treat emotional and some physical pains and disorders.

A qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapist can help you to decide whether hypnosis is the best approach for you with your own unique health and well-being journey.

Not sure whether hypnosis is right for you?

Book your FREE discovery call with Sunshine Clinical Hypnosis to learn more.