National Hypnotherapy Society | How can Hypnotherapy help me?

The Advertising Standards Authority has published some guidance on how Hypnotherapists can advertise their practice:

When looking for a therapist, be aware of the claims they are making about their practice, and - if in doubt - refer to the ASA or contact us as the National Hypnotherapy Society for guidance.

Hypnotherapy can be effective with a variety of different issues. If you want to make positive changes in your life it can be an excellent motivator. There may be things from your past that you would like to explore or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. An ethical hypnotherapist will never claim to ‘cure’ you but they will explain how hypnotherapy may be able to help.

Hypnotherapy may be able to help with the following issues:

In cases of serious illness and/or chronic pain hypnotherapy using relaxation and visualisation can enhance wellbeing.

Changing habits/ modifying behaviours:

  • Healthy eating
  • Stop smoking
  • Start exercising


  • Pregnancy
  • Labour

Self Confidence:

  • Shyness
  • Self esteem

Public speaking:

  • Stage fright

Phobias such as

  • The dentist
  • Spiders
  • Heights
  • Flying

Other issues such as:

  • Relaxation
  • Sleep
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue Symptom / M.E.
  • Self-Defeating Behaviours
  • Emotional Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Exams
  • Driving tests
  • Job Interviews
  • Hypno-band (Weight Loss) (Licensed Practitioner)
  • IBS
  • Immune system support
  • Sporting Performance
  • Tinnitus

Last reviewed on 06/04/2021

Next review date 06/04/2022