Hypnotherapy is commonly used as an alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including weight control, pain management, and smoking cessation.
Hypnotherapy is also useful in helping patients overcome phobias as well as those who wish to overcome bad habits.
The American Medical Association (AMA) approved the use of hypnotherapy as a valid medical treatment in 1958.
Hypnotherapy involves achieving a psychological state of awareness that is different from the ordinary state of consciousness.
Hypnotherapy is used in a number of fields including psychotherapy, surgery, dentistry, research, and medicine.
Hypnotherapy has been shown to help those who suffer from performance anxiety, such as in sports, and speaking in public. In academic applications, it has also been shown to help with learning, participating in the classroom, concentrating, studying, focusing, attention span, improving memory, and helping remove mental blocks about particular subjects.
In more general areas, hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial for problems such as motivation, procrastination, decision making, personal achievement and development, job performance, relaxation, and stress management.