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Hypnotherapy and Addiction

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 7:10 AM

Some physicians are looking at hypnotherapy as a tool for helping patients manage pain and for relaxation, as well as other issues.Addictive behaviors may be reduced through hypnosis because it aids in relaxation which opens the mind to suggestion; and making the client more open and accepting of the cause of their addiction, be it smoking, over eating or drug abuse.

Some hypnotherapists might be able to move into resolving deep personal issues with the client. Although for the most part this type of approach is better left in the hands of a licensed a psychologist; it essential that the hypnotherapist know when to refer to another professional with more training and experience, although cooperative work between the psychotherapist and the hypnotherapist may be an option in some cases.


As a tool for soothing the mind and opening new insights for people suffering from addictions, hypnotherapy may receive greater consideration as researchers look to improve treatment opportunities for individuals’ compulsions and addictions.

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