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What is the success rate for hypnotherapy when it comes to anxiety and depression?

June 23, 2013 by relax  
Filed under Hypnosis Questions & Answers

Question by Danielle: What is the success rate for hypnotherapy when it comes to anxiety and depression?
I tried hypnotherapy one time for anxiety and it helped a lot, but I heard hypnosis can be temporary. I was wondering if people could share with me their hypnosis stories and tell me if they feel like it helped or not?

Best answer:

Answer by Jeffrey Fanhom
I believe the success depends on the source of the anxiety & depression. If you’re suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), or had a very traumatic childhood, hypnotherapy and talk therapy could be very useful to undo the subconscious trauma. If the depression/anxiety is caused by a chemical imbalance, my understanding is that it won’t do much good.

If you’ve tried it in the past and it worked, keep doing it!

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2 Responses to “What is the success rate for hypnotherapy when it comes to anxiety and depression?”
  1. stress and you says:

    Hypnotherapy largely is helpful for dealing with post traumatic stresses

    It also depends on how good your therapist is and how strong is your belief in hypnosis is.

    But I surely can help you out with stress/anxiety problems

    I have gone through exactly similar situation of panic attacks because of anxiety.

    I just did one simple thing. It cured me completely. You know what I did?

    I just let go. Let go of everything. Every worry, Everything that caused me to worry, I just let go. I stopped thinking.

    You just have to do this. Sit down and think what is the most important thing for you. Is it your life? Your health and well being?

    When you weigh your life against the worry for which you are having panic attacks, which is important? think about it.
    You wil be able to let go of the worry.

    I have listed all my learnings here

    Please go through and leave your comments. Through this we can help others who are in similar situations

  2. Paul Douglass says:

    It can depend a lot on the type of hypnotherapy used. The term “hypnotherapy” is a huge ‘umbrella term” that can be used to describe a lot of different types of therapy.

    “Suggestion therapy”, which is the type most people think of when they think of hypnotherapy, does have it’s place, but like you said, many people do find that the benefit that they get from it can be temporary… I like to refer to is as ‘managing’ symptoms, more than getting over them.

    Other therapies, like pure hypnoanalysis can be a lot more beneficial in the long run.

    It does of course depend on the type of anxiety you have, how long it’s been going on, whether there’s any kind of current situations causing you stress, whether you’ve been diagnosed with any mental health issues etc… but it mat well be worth looking into.

    Hope that helps.

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