I don’t mind admitting, when I trained as a hypnotherapist I was sceptical about its use on physical symptoms. I’m a very rational person and I knew I would never sell treatments that I didn’t believe in. But time and time again I have seen clients overcome the symptoms of chronic conditions. And the research backs up the use of clinical hypnosis for a great number of conditions.
Treatment for IBS is well established through hypnosis, although recent studies have elevated it above medical education approaches. A study published this week from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands said that group hypnosis sessions were more than twice as effective as education programmes in relieving the symptoms to IBS.
The study used simple suggestions over a year long programme. Current training in clinical hypnosis suggests a more direct, faster approach is even more effective.
The best bit of advice given to me to get over my scepticism about physical applications for hypnosis was “if stress makes the condition worse, why can’t the opposite of stress make it better?”
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