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How Safe Is Hypnosis When Suffering A Mental Illness?

September 20, 2012 by relax  
Filed under Hypnosis Questions & Answers

Question by yeayeadave: How Safe Is Hypnosis When Suffering A Mental Illness?
I have anxiety, and wanted to use one of Paul Mckennas hypnosis products to improve my self esteme, but I’ve heard people say its not safe when you suffer a mental illness, is this true?

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Answer by Always Right
hypnosis simply doesn’t work.

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4 Responses to “How Safe Is Hypnosis When Suffering A Mental Illness?”
  1. johndante says:

    While hypnosis has many beneficial effects, hypnosis is not a substitute for appropriate medical attention.

    When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist.

    Hypnosis recordings are not recommended for people suffering from mental disorders or illness.

  2. M7M says:

    It isn’t very safe, which is why it needs to be done only by professionals.

  3. Schnurrbart says:

    Hypnosis is most likely a scam, don’t buy into the hype. You can’t remember things that you’ve forgotten like your own child birth nor have suggestions implanted nor do things while “asleep” and then not remember them later.

    But then again psychiatry is probably a scam too, because just listening and repeating back isn’t enough, I need information and techniques and practice.

    And so is the idea that most psychoactive meds are effective for any particular disorder, rather than they just treat some symptoms of some people some times and doctors prescribe them like a shot in the dark.

  4. Jason E Johns says:

    Hello there,

    Typically if you are suffering from a mental illness then hypnosis is not suitable for you, usually this means schizophrenia, psychosis and so on. As clinical hypnotists, we are trained in what is safe to work on (for both ourselves and our clients) and what is not.

    With anxiety that is what I would term a borderline mental illness, it really depends on how serious your anxiety is. I have personally used hypnosis and in particular neuro linguistic programming (NLP) to help people who suffer from anxiety to relax and become less anxious.

    If you are worried about using a program such as Paul McKenna’s, then there are alternatives which do not require hypnosis (see source section). However, if you are concerned, then see a professional hypnotist who will be able to help you become less anxious and more self confident and be able to work directly with you.

    Wishing you all the best with it.

    Jason

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