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Hypnotherapy

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Sallywally1 Mon 31-Aug-20 20:07:47

Has anyone ever tried it and was it of help?

123kitty Tue 01-Sep-20 20:23:25

Tried it for my insomnia but it was unsuccessful. Reading these posts it seems to work for lots of GNs so give it a go, you might be one of the lucky ones.

Tangerine Tue 01-Sep-20 20:28:40

I must admit I've never tried it but people I know have done so and found it successful.

Why not give it a try?

You have nothing to lose in many ways by doing so, although I accept you will have to pay for the hypnotherapy so it could turn out to be a waste from a financial point of view.

nexus63 Tue 01-Sep-20 23:13:40

i tried is with 3 different therapists but it did not work, they could not get me to go under (there words), they all said i was to much in control...whatever that means

DanniRae Wed 02-Sep-20 10:21:41

I have also tried with 3 different therapists and it did not work. Having read this thread I am going to look into self hypnosis. Has anyone who has used self hypnosis got any advice, please?

BelindaB Wed 02-Sep-20 10:27:36

I tried it for this and whilst the first session seemed to work, the second "reinforcing" session undid the work of the first!

Acupuncture was a complete loss and a waste of money....

After far to many years (from age 12-ish to late 60's) I was hooked, but eventually managed to give up with a "puffer" and reading the Alan Carr book rigerously! Highly recommended.

DanniRae Wed 02-Sep-20 11:28:56

I too have heard great things about the Alan Carr book smile

Alexa Wed 02-Sep-20 11:42:52

Only once, and he was a real quack and rather stupid.

Madmaggie Wed 02-Sep-20 18:38:53

My hubby quit smoking successfully thanks to one session of hypnotherapy and the inclusive second back up session just sealed the deal. His mother was a heavy smoker and would nag him to join her in a cigarette but he never did so again, not even when she had to get him to 'light up' for her as she got very doddery. He says he just never got the urge to smoke again. He went back to the same chap (all properly licensed etc) when he realised he was drinking too much spirits, now he just has one glass of red a night, no spirits & doesnt crave them which is what he was aiming for. Since we moved he went to a new chap in an effort to establish a good sleep pattern & do away with taking sleeping pills - that was unsucessful. I too went to this person in an effort to deal with some pretty long standing emotional issues. I was hesitant at first but they don't 'put you out' you are totally aware at all times, I sat in a chair in a peaceful room. I had 3 sessions and yes it has helped me.

Ellypat Wed 02-Sep-20 20:51:59

I’ve used it twice in my life, once for severe anxiety, once for general stress. Worked brilliantly for me. Mind you, I was told by both practitioners that I was a good subject, so I suppose it may not work as well for others.

LullyDully Thu 03-Sep-20 19:19:27

Can I learn to self hypnotise to help me.sleep?

Summerfly Fri 04-Sep-20 02:22:04

I’m really late reading this thread but I would like to offer my opinion.
Many years ago ( more than I care to remember) I had an awful addiction to cigarettes. It got to the point where one night DH had to take me to A&E because I was having difficulty breathing! After a lot of umming and ahhing I decided to seek help. I honestly didn’t think I would ever stop smoking. I searched the internet and found a hypnotist who came highly recommended and rather sceptically I thought ok, I’ll give it a go. So glad I did. More than twenty years later I haven’t so much as wanted a cigarette and I can’t bear the smell of them now. I’ve never looked back. So my advice would be, find someone reputable and give it a go. I’m so glad that I did!

LullyDully Fri 04-Sep-20 08:25:15

Good news summer