Many people use hypnotherapy to help them make positive lifestyle changes, such as giving up smoking, or to encourage positive emotions, such as calmness and relaxation.
Some studies have shown that hypnotherapy has helped reduce some side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea and vomiting. Some other studies have shown it can help with pain.But there isn’t enough reliable evidence for doctors to recommend it as the main treatment for these problems.
A hypnotherapist will work with you to create a more helpful state of mind, during which you will still be aware of your surroundings. The therapist will make suggestions, which are believed to have a helpful effect on the way you deal with certain situations. You are always in control and are able to stop any session by simply opening your eyes.
We have details of organisations who can help you find a hypnotherapist.