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Who may benefit from Hypnotherapy?

The answer to this question is virtually everyone
 
Given that hypnotherapy can be utilised to access a person’s inner potential and that probably no one is performing to their actual potential, then this answer is literally true.  However, it is not just potential which Hypnotherapy is well placed to address but also one’s inner resources to effect beneficial change.  In this regard, it is the innate healing capacity of our own body that may be stimulated by Hypnotherapy. 
 
Consequently, the list of problems which may be amenable to Hypnotherapy is far too long and varied to catalogue but certainly includes: stress, anxiety, panic, fearphobias, unwanted habits and addictions (e.g. smoking, overeating, alcoholism), disrupted sleep patterns, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, fear of examinations and public speaking, allergies and skin disorders, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Additionally, it has proved of value within surgery, where normal anaesthetics have not been practical, in the wider sphere of pain management and in the areas of both sporting and artistic performance enhancement. 
 
As an adjunct to other counselling techniques, Hypnotherapy can also assist in helping to resolve relationship difficulties and be useful within anger management strategies.
Although there remain many other areas of human suffering in which Hypnotherapy may bring relief, there are instances in which it may be contra-indicated.  These could include some manifestations of depressive illness, epilepsy, psychosis (e.g. schizophrenia) and some breathing problems.
 
Source: Hypnotherapy Explained, GHR website