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What is the Success Rate of Hypnotherapy?

Updated: May 29

Have you ever felt stuck in patterns of negative thoughts or behaviors that seem impossible to break free from? Whether it's a persistent habit like nail-biting or something more serious like addiction, anxiety, or trauma, many of us struggle to overcome these challenges through willpower alone.

This is where hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool for transformation.

Hypnotherapy harnesses the power of hypnosis, a trance-like state of heightened focus and receptivity, to communicate directly with the subconscious mind. By bypassing the conscious mind's critical factors, hypnotherapists can help reshape deep-seated beliefs, behaviours, and thought patterns that may be holding you back.


What is the Success Rate of Hypnotherapy
What is the Success Rate of Hypnotherapy

What is the success rate of this mind-opening approach? The data shows hypnotherapy can be remarkably effective for a wide range of issues.


The Efficacy of Hypnosis

While no therapeutic method works for everyone, research indicates hypnotherapy has impressively high success rates compared to other forms of treatment:

  • According to the leading hypnotherapist Alfred Barrios (PhD), for anxiety disorders like PTSD and phobias, one study found a 93% recovery rate after just 6 hypnotherapy sessions, compared to 38% with 600 psychoanalysis sessions.

  • In weight loss, research found that participants undertaking hypnotherapy lost over double the amount of those using conventional treatment alone after 18 months.

Success rates can vary based on factors like the presenting issue, the individual's ability to be hypnotized, and the therapist's skill. But overall, the data highlights hypnotherapy as a statistically promising option.

The Wide-Ranging Benefits

Beyond just tackling specific challenges, hypnotherapy can enhance your overall well-being and quality of life in numerous ways:

  • Reducing stress, anxiety, anger, and impulsivity

  • Improving sleep quality and insomnia

  • Managing chronic conditions like IBS, migraines, and asthma

  • Boosting confidence, motivation, and emotional resilience

  • Enhancing focus, creativity, and cognitive performance

  • Alleviating symptoms of depression

  • Facilitating healthy habits like weight loss

  • Preparing for transformative events like childbirth

  • And much more.

At its core, hypnotherapy helps you tap into the incredible, underutilized power of your subconscious mind to reshape your reality from the inside out.

The Hypnotherapy Experience

What can you expect from a hypnotherapy session? While experiences can vary, the process typically involves:

  • An initial consultation to discuss your goals and background, and make sure hypnotherapy is a good fit.

  • Entering a deeply relaxed, trance-like state guided by the therapist's calm voice and suggestions. You remain fully aware throughout.

  • The therapist communicating directly with your subconscious, introducing new positive beliefs, visualizations, and motivation aligned with your goals.

  • Emerging from the trance rejuvenated, with those seeds of change planted in your subconscious to flourish moving forward.

With repeated sessions, those new subconscious programs can start overriding old, unhelpful patterns, leading to profound, lasting transformation.

If you're looking to overcome obstacles, unlock your fullest potential, and live with greater peace and fulfillment, hypnotherapy may be the key.

Sreemanti Gijare of Healing With Sree offers virtual and in-person hypnotherapy programs for clients across the globe. As a certified clinical hypnotherapist recognized by top medical associations, her personalized approach could be your catalyst for change.

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