Hypnosis is a psychological technique used in medicine and psychology as a tool to bring about positive changes to both the mind and the body. Medical hypnosis is the use of hypnosis to treat medical conditions and clinical hypnosis is using hypnosis to help psychological conditions and issues.

The hypnotic state is produced either by oneself (Self-Hypnosis) or by responding to a therapist. It is often accompanied by deep physical relaxation, increased inner-focus and a corresponding reduction in the awareness of your surroundings.

How can Hypnosis help?

Medical or clinical hypnosis can help in certain conditions, such as stress, anxiety and painful conditions.

Other treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Autogenic Training and Relaxation can be useful alternatives to hypnosis.

For more information, contact the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis

For research information go to the Centre of Rehabilitation.