(ii) What are hypnotherapy’s benefits?
Hypnotherapy is an effective form of therapy that has been demonstrated to have a wide range of uses. In particular, hypnotherapy is an effective means of stress reduction and for reducing levels of anxiety. It can also be a general tool for relaxation, under the guidance of a skilled therapist. Hypnotherapy has also been recognised as an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). When we think about the connection between the brain/gut axis, a skilled hypnotherapist is able to reduce the sensitivity of the digestive system and relieve the pain that is associated with IBS. Performance anxiety, including of public speaking and giving presentations, as well as giving up smoking are known to be treatable under hypnotherapy.