Q. Is there any
evidence for the effectiveness of hypnotherapy?
A. Yes. Hypnotherapy offers the unusual benefit of
being very well studied in the traditional medical literature. Whilst
no approach can give 100% success, 100% of the time, numerous medical
publications and strictly controlled academic trials have proven the
techniques safe and
effective. In fact, hypnotherapy and NLP can be as effective (or
then traditional medicines in many cases. The following are just some
the studies available on the subject:
Fam Pract 1986. 22(1):61. A randomized controlled trial of hypnotherapy
J Clin Psychol 1983. 39(2):198-202 Comparison of hypnotherapy with
systematic relaxation in the treatment of cigarette habituation.
Gastroenterology 2002. 123(6) 2132. Long-term improvement in functional
dyspepsia using hypnotherapy.
Am J Clin Hypn 2002. 45(1):31. Hypnotherapy and refractory irritable
bowel syndrome: a single case study.