Hypnotherapy is hitting the news more and more often these days. It’s gained acceptance from NICE and the NHS for conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), hypnobirthing, and the management of cancer symptoms, and it’s becoming more widely used by a wide cross section of society for all kinds of different reasons.
Hypnotherapy pops up in pop culture as well. It is often mentioned on reality TV shows like the Real Housewives of Cheshire (RHOC) and The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE).
TOWIE stars are often seen heading for hypnotherapy after they face a life challenge. Gemma Collins, Yazmin Oukhellou, Sam Fairs and Amu Childs have all had sessions of hypnotherapy, often documented on the TV show.
Tanya Bardsley from RHOC underwent a series of hypnotherapy sessions before the birth of her fourth child and credits it for helping the baby turn, as she was presenting in breech position close to her due date.
Leanne Brown, another star of the RHOC – a show which is famous for its feuds and arguments, says that she underwent hypnotherapy alongside other practices like meditation while she was struggling with her mental health while she was on the show.
In 2018 Ferne McCann appeared on television during a session of hypnotherapy to help her with her stress and anxiety. She was already a convert to hypnotherapy, having used it while pregnant. The sessions left her feeling like she was fully able to enjoy being a mum and take her daughter out in public, free from the inner self-talk which had been holding her back.
Samsung, the tech giant, has even got in on the act with a website featuring a 23 minute hypnotherapy session which it claims will help people forget the plot of their favourite TV shows, so they can watch them again as if for the first time.
Hypnotherapy has no negative side effects, it won’t interact with your current medications and it’s an incredibly safe and effective tool to help support people to make changes in their lives. The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) says that ‘Hypnotherapy can have many beneficial effects with a very wide range of issues from a simple phobia to complex trauma’.
Clients often report beneficial changes in other areas of their life in addition to the concern for which they originally sought help for, these may benefits can include (amongst others), improved sleep, the ability to relax and a general sense of wellbeing, the ease to be present and enjoy life less distracted by intrusive thoughts. There are a whole host of additional changes possible with Hypnotherapy, as client’s issues can block to ability to be calm, centered and carefree, once the primary issue is addressed the block can naturally and easily dissipate.
If you’d like to explore what hypnotherapy can do for you, why not contact one of the credentialed and qualified NCH member’s using the NCH therapist finder?