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Hypnotherapy for Medical Conditions

Experience the transformative power of hypnotherapy at our clinic: our empathetic, skilled therapists guide you through relaxing, deeply-focused states, unlocking your mind’s inherent healing potential to address medical concerns and foster overall wellness, empowering you to take charge of your health journey.

Why is Medical Hypnotherapy?

Medical hypnosis in its simplest term is the utilisation of hypnosis in physical healing.

The most common use for hypnosis is to create shifts in people’s learnt behaviour or patterns of negative belief to help them overcome difficulties experienced in the present day. Anxiety, depression, fears, phobias, weight issues, relationship problems all exist emotionally and psychologically in the person’s mind and respond extraordinarily well to hypnosis.

Medical hypnosis however, deals with the physical being. This covers autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, physical trauma recovery, preparation for and from surgery and many more. It also deals with psychogenic disorders, these are physical illnesses that stem from emotional or mental stresses. Let’s look at 7 examples of medical hypnosis:

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The most common types are Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis – in both cases the areas become sore and inflamed, treatment consists of medication and sometimes surgery. Symptoms of both are unpleasant and often affect the sufferer’s lifestyle. Hypnosis has been proven highly effective in managing the inflammation thus lessening the intensity and frequency of symptoms.

Cancer sufferers are put through an array of treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy. These often leave the immune system depleted and the cancer sufferer tired and low, often depressed with associated symptoms such as nausea, weight loss, insomnia, skin problems, pain and fatigue. Hypnosis can help reduce treatment anxiety, improve emotional and psychological outlook and improve immune function as well as aid sleep and improve self-esteem.

An inflammatory condition with many types, the most common being plaque psoriasis. It is well known there is a link between psoriasis and emotional triggers such as stress and trauma. Flare-ups often happen when the person is going through a difficult time or a chronic emotional / psychological problem which they may / may not be aware of. Both clinical studies and my own experience show that 80% of psoriasis sufferers can get partial or complete remission of symptoms with hypnosis.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) causes persistent tiredness that doesn’t go away with sleep or rest. Most people with CFS also have one or more other symptoms such as muscular pains, joint pains, disturbed sleep patterns, poor concentration and headaches. Stress/anxiety is common in sufferers of CFS. The physical cause is not known but hypnosis has shown to be particularly helpful in alleviating symptoms so that sufferers can lead a normal life.

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a chronic condition that causes widespread muscular pain all over the body. It’s classified as a connection tissue disorder but, like CFS, the cause is unknown. Also like CFS in many cases, the condition appears to be triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event which makes hypnosis a safe and effective therapeutic treatment to deal with the pain and presenting emotional / psychological event / trauma.

If you are medically infertile then all advice with regards to this must be adhered to by the relevant medical / health expert. If there is no medical reason for the infertility then the blockage may be coming from your mind. It’s estimated that approximately 17% of couples will experience psychogenic infertility, the main reasons possibly being linked to psychological stressors. Hypnosis is excellent at removing the stressors and dealing with the emotional/psychological blockages

IBS is a common gut disorder and the medical cause is unknown, but sufferers are usually people with an above average level of anxiety. This anxiety is believed to build up and manifest physically in the gut causing IBS. Interestingly, a systematic review found that IBS occurs in 51% of chronic fatigue syndrome patients and 49% of fibromyalgia patients, and psychiatric disorders were found to occur in 94% of IBS patients. This gives further credence to emotional / psychological causation of IBS.

In a study, which was presented in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 208 patients who had previously received hypnotherapy were examined. The results showed that 85 per cent of those who had been helped by hypnosis still felt the benefits of the treatment up to seven years later — and that the majority still actively use the technique in their everyday lives.

In another study, Prof Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology in the School of Medicine and Director of the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service used hypnosis as a stand-alone treatment for IBS on 250 patients who had had the condition for over two years and reported a 70% success rate, higher than any medication available and the hypnosis has no side-effects and offers a long term solution to IBS.

Hypnotherapy For Medical Conditions
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Medical Hypnosis and You

Hypnosis has also been shown to be effective in many other conditions such as:

  • Preparation for MRI and CT Scan
  • Preparation for Surgery and Invasive Medical Procedures
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Bowel Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders such as High Blood Pressure
  • Dermatological disorders such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Warts, Herpes Simplex
  • Allergy and Asthma
  • Gynaecological disorders such as PMT, Dysmenorrhoea (Painful periods), Psychogenic Infertility
  • Psychosexual dysfunction such as Impotence, Premature Ejaculation, Frigidity
  • Vaginismus
  • Painful intercourse
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Breaking unwanted habits such as: Alcoholism, Drug abuse, Nail biting, Stuttering
  • Nocturnal enuresis (Bed Wetting)
  • Diabetes

People often underestimate the power the subconscious mind has over the body, simply allowing nature to take its course. However, it’s nothing to do with nature, it’s the preset functions and autonomic programs stored in your subconscious that govern the body and all its processes including wound healing, immune function, steroidal and hormonal release, homeostasis (ensuring the body remains stable and regulated), blood pressure and heart function. Hypnosis acts with the subconscious mind and by using a variety of methods available to the fully trained and experienced hypnotherapist then positive physical change can be achieved.

Who Should do it?

Medical hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool in healthcare, as it can help individuals manage pain, reduce stress, overcome phobias, and even improve lifestyle habits like diet and exercise, all by harnessing the power of the subconscious mind. Do you:

What our clients say


For years I’ve suffered with excess sweating when in any situation where the focus is on me or I’m nervous, like giving a presentation or being around new people. This was really affecting my job as my job involved a lot of presentations and meeting new people! My mum has had hypnosis before so I thought I would give it a try. I don’t know how Paul did it but after one session I felt more confident and was able to lead a normal life without excess sweating, he even stuck my hand to my leg which I thought was brilliant!



I’ve suffered total hair loss through alopecia, I’ve had no more than three hairs on my body at one point since it began three years ago . . .
Paul had hair growing back on my head and face within 2 days of our first session… Three sessions and four weeks later. I’ve got at least a hundred fine white hairs on my head and around 30 scattered elsewhere. It seems to be growing again . .
I also feel STRONGER and BETTER . . . I can never thank Paul enough



Hi Paul, I hope you’re keeping well. I just wanted to get in touch to let you know that following on from the successes during your alopecia hypnotherapy trial, my hair continued to grow and has now fully recovered. For the first time in 11 years I have my curls back and I look like me again! My wigs are back in their box and I honestly can’t thank you enough for setting me on the path to getting all of this fixed. All the best.



What you will achieve

Here are some of the achievements you are likely to achieve by working with me to help resolve your problems

Pain Management

Medical hypnotherapy has been used effectively in managing chronic pain conditions, such as migraines, arthritis, or fibromyalgia. It can provide relief where other methods have been unsuccessful

Improved Sleep

Hypnotherapy can help to regulate sleep patterns, assisting individuals suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders. A good night's sleep is crucial for physical health and healing

Weight Management

Hypnotherapy can address the subconscious habits and emotional issues often associated with overeating or unhealthy eating habits, facilitating healthier lifestyle changes and weight loss

Lowered Blood Pressure

Regular hypnotherapy sessions can promote relaxation and stress management, which can contribute to lowered blood pressure in patients struggling with hypertension

Better Digestive Health

Hypnotherapy has been proven effective in managing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive disorders, reducing discomfort and enhancing the quality of life

Improved Immune Function

By reducing stress and promoting relaxation, hypnotherapy can enhance the immune system's functioning, making individuals more resilient to illnesses and improving overall physical health

Commonly Asked Questions about Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that utilizes hypnosis to access the subconscious mind, allowing for positive changes in thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. It is a safe and effective method of addressing various issues and achieving personal growth.

Yes, hypnotherapy is a safe practice when conducted by a trained and certified hypnotherapist. Clients are always in control and cannot be made to do anything against their will. The therapist guides the client into a relaxed state where positive suggestions and therapy can take place.

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues, including addiction, anxiety, weight management, smoking cessation, phobias, and improving confidence or motivation. It can also be used for relaxation, stress management, and enhancing performance in various areas of life.

The duration of a hypnotherapy session can vary depending on the therapist and the specific needs of the client. Typically, sessions range from 60 to 90 minutes, although some might be shorter or longer. It is important to discuss session length and frequency with your hypnotherapist.

The number of sessions required will depend on the nature of the issue being addressed, the individual client, and their goals. Some clients may see positive results in just a few sessions, while others might benefit from ongoing therapy. Your hypnotherapist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Yes, almost everyone can be hypnotized to some degree. It is a natural state of mind that we enter multiple times a day, like when we daydream or become engrossed in a book or movie. However, the level of depth achieved during hypnotherapy may vary from person to person

During hypnosis, clients typically experience a deep state of relaxation and/or heightened focus. It is often described as a pleasant and calm sensation, similar to being absorbed in a daydream or meditative state. Clients remain aware of their surroundings and are always in control of their thoughts and actions.

Yes, it is common for clients to remember the majority, if not all, of what happens during a hypnotherapy session. While the experience may feel dream-like, hypnosis is not a state of unconsciousness. You will be able to recall the suggestions and insights provided by the therapist.

No, you do not need to believe in hypnosis for it to be effective. Hypnotherapy can benefit individuals regardless of their beliefs or skepticism. The therapy is grounded in scientific principles and works by accessing the subconscious mind to make positive changes.

When choosing a hypnotherapist, it is important to consider their qualifications, experience, and areas of expertise. Look for certifications from reputable hypnosis organizations and ask about their training and background. Additionally, a good fit between you and the therapist is crucial, so trust your instincts and feel comfortable in their presence.

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