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Myths and Facts

There is evidence that hypnosis can have positive effects on various conditions and behaviours. Research has shown its effectiveness in reducing pain, managing anxiety and stress, improving sleep quality and relaxation, and even enhancing cognitive abilities such as focus and memory. Additionally, hypnosis has been used successfully in treating phobias, addictions, and even aiding in weight loss. While more studies are needed to fully understand the mechanisms at play, these findings suggest that hypnosis can be a beneficial and potentially transformative therapy for many individuals.

In the United Kingdom, hypnosis is legal and can be practiced by anyone. However, there are regulations in place to ensure the ethical and safe use of hypnosis. For example, hypnotherapists are encouraged to have appropriate training and qualifications, and they must adhere to professional standards and codes of conduct. It is important that hypnosis is practiced responsibly and with the well-being of the client in mind.


Stop smoking hypnosis is a form of hypnotherapy that aims to help individuals quit smoking. It typically involves inducing a state of deep relaxation and using suggestions and visualizations to change the smoker's perception and behavior towards smoking. While research on the effectiveness of hypnosis for smoking cessation is varied, some studies suggest that it can be a helpful tool in combination with other smoking cessation methods, such as counselling and nicotine replacement therapy. It is important to consult with a qualified hypnotherapist or healthcare professional to determine if stop smoking hypnosis is suitable for individual needs and circumstances.

Hypnosis has been recognized for its potential benefits in various areas. It can be used as a complementary therapy to address behavioural and emotional issues, such as anxiety, phobias, and stress. It may also aid in managing chronic pain, improving sleep quality, and enhancing self-confidence. Additionally, hypnosis has been studied for its potential in helping individuals quit smoking, lose weight, and improve performance in different areas. However, it's important to note that the effectiveness of hypnosis can vary from person to person, and it should always be used under the guidance of a qualified practitioner.

"According to Hypnosis can be effective in helping people cope with pain, stress and anxiety. Keep in mind, though, that health care providers typically suggest other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, for those conditions before or along with hypnosis. Hypnosis may be effective as part of a larger treatment plan for quitting smoking or losing weight.

Hypnosis isn't right for everyone. Not all people are able to enter a state of hypnosis fully enough for it to work well. In general, the more quickly and easily people reach a state of relaxation and calm during a session, the more likely it is that they will benefit from hypnosis.

Hypnosis done by a trained health care provider is a safe, complementary, and alternative medical treatment. Be aware, however, that hypnosis may not be safe for some people with severe mental illness.

Harmful reactions to hypnosis are rare, but they may include dizziness, headache, nausea drowsiness, anxiety or distress, sleep problems."

"According to NHS “Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to try to treat conditions or change habits and Important do not use hypnotherapy if you have psychosis or certain types of personality disorder, as it could make your condition worse”

The American Psychological Association and American Medical Association have recognized hypnotherapy as a valid procedure since 1958, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recommended it as a treatment for chronic pain since 1995.” 

Common myths about Hypnosis
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