Hypnotherapy is used to address a range of conditions, including anxiety, concentration problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, smoking control, and chronic pain. A University of New Hampshire study shows that hypnotherapy can help one learn to reduce or better control feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness. In particular, the therapy can reduce anxiety and stress before a medical procedure, like a breast biopsy. The therapy is also useful in treating negative behaviors like smoking and poor sleeping and eating habits that could worsen depression.
Hypnotherapy - a technique that uses hypnosis to help treat different conditions and symptoms - includes suggestions for calmness, relaxation, and well-being. Instructions to think about or imagine pleasant experiences are commonly included in the sessions.