Hypnosis should become a standard technique on the NHS to treat a range of conditions according to a new report produced in the UK.
The hypnosis and psychosomatic medicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the technique can be used to relieve pain and treat stress related conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.
The press reports highlight both the positive and negative viewpoints of hypnotherapy in the medical profession.....
Some doctors are concerned that lack of regulation in the hypnotherapy profession means that standards of competency vary greatly. So be sure to check out the background and training of your therapist before you start your course of treatment. Anyone planning on undertaking analytical therapy or anything involving childhood regression should seek reassurance that their choice of therapist is trained in this type of work. He or she should offer a free introductory consultation in which the process is clearly explained and any questions are answered. Such a meeting should be free of any obligation to undergo therapy, and gives the potential client an opportunity to decide whether they feel comfortable with that particular therapist.