Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders

Self-hypnosis training is a fast, cost-effective, non-addictive, and safe option in place of medication to care for anxiety-related conditions.

Multiple experimental pieces of literature on self-hypnosis in treating anxiety and stress-related disorders, including anxiety associated with cancer, surgery, burns, and medical/dental procedures, have been published. Research has also provided findings regarding self-hypnotic treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as tension headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and sleep problems.

According to a 2020 study of 90 women suffering from postmenopausal sleep disturbances, self-hypnosis demonstrated promise as a successful treatment for insomnia and other sleep difficulties.

This study divided the women into four groups. Some met in person for hypnosis sessions, while others received phone calls with guided self-hypnosis sessions.

Most women reported that hypnosis helped them sleep longer. They also noticed improvements in:

  • quality of sleep
  • hot flashes and hot flashes
  • changes in moods

The vast amount of research provides convincing evidence that hypnosis is an effective treatment for state anxiety (e.g., before tests, surgery, and medical procedures) and anxiety-related disorders, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.

Hypnosis as a Treatment for Anxiety

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Disorders