12 things you can treat using hypnotherapy

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Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions and problems. It has been shown by studies as effective in helping with a variety of ailments. These are just some of the many things you can treat using hypnotherapy:

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Phobias, obsessive behavior and other fear issues

But did you know that it can also be used to support people with ADHD, ADD, Bipolar disorder and Bulimia nervosa? It can also help with learning disabilities, improving cognitive abilities and memory. It is a great resource for those who are struggling with an illness such as cancer or HIV / AIDS, or suffering from long-term pain.

Here are some of the things you can treat using hypnotherapy: 


Smoking can be a difficult habit to break, but with the help of Make Changes hypnotherapy clinic, it can be done. When hypnotherapy is used to help people quit smoking, it can be very successful, and offer long lasting relief.

In either our Sunshine based clinic (15km from Melbourne) our Burnside Heights clinic, or online, this is one of the most common things we treat, we work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. The therapist will use various techniques to help you quit smoking. We are highly qualified, and have specialist training to work with clients wishing to quit smoking.

Smoking is an expensive habit, both for your wallet and your health. The average smoker spends around $12,000 to $20,000 a year (or more!) on cigarettes, and that doesn't include the cost of health problems associated with smoking. Quitting smoking can save you a lot of money in the long run, and hypnotherapy can help make quitting easier. A hypnotherapy clinic, and a specialist hypnotherapist can provide you with the support you need to quit for good.

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2007) — Hospitalized patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods. A new study*  shows that smoking patients who participated in one hypnotherapy session were more likely to be nonsmokers at 6 months compared with patients using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) alone or patients who quit “cold turkey”. The study also shows that patients admitted to the hospital with a cardiac diagnosis are three times more likely to quit smoking at 6 months than patients admitted with a pulmonary diagnosis.

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Obesity & Weight Loss

Losing weight can be a difficult task. For some, it can seem impossible. However, with the help of hypnotherapy, lasting weight loss is possible. Weight loss is another one of the most common things we can treat using hypnotherapy. Many people are hesitant to try hypnosis because they think it is a magic trick or that it will make them do something they don’t want to do, but this isn't how hypnotherapy works. Hypnotherapy does much more than help you to use your will power, more importantly it helps you to change your mindset. It helps strengthen your resolve.

At our clinics and online, we specialize in helping people lose weight through hypnotherapy. We have had great success with many of our patients, and we know that hypnotherapy can work for you too, if you are ready and willing to follow our suggestions. The key to success is to find a good clinic with an experienced therapist who knows how to help you reach your goals.

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The use of hypnotherapy is becoming more common as a treatment for anxiety. A hypnotherapy clinic (specifically a trained hypnotherapist) can help a person to relax and focus on the issue at hand. This type of therapy can be used to help people with a variety of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.

In some cases, depression is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is why some people feel better after using hypnotherapy for depression. Anxiety is often associated with depression and vice versa. Hypnotherapy can help to reduce both anxiety as well as depression symptoms at the same time.

People who are anxious can benefit from hypnotherapy because it can help them to feel less anxious and more in control. In a hypnotherapy clinic, the therapist will work with the person to create a natural trance-like state, which will allow them to explore and release the root of their anxiety. By addressing the underlying issues, people can learn how to cope with their anxiety in a more effective way – or even better – resolve it altogether.

Here is a great study highlighting the effectiveness of treating anxiety using hypnotherapy LINK


If you have asthma, you may find it surprising that hypnosis can be an effective way to reduce your symptoms. Clinical studies have shown that hypnotherapy can be very helpful for people with asthma. In a study conducted at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, researchers found that hypnotherapy was able to improve lung function and reduce the need for medication in people with asthma.

Hypnotherapy has been known to have great success in treating asthma. We use a combination of hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy to help our patients manage their symptoms. It can help people to learn how to control their breathing and manage their stress levels. Hypnotherapy can also help people to identify and avoid any potential triggers for asthma attacks. We find that this approach is very effective in reducing inflammation and improving air flow.

Chronic pain

Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used to help chronic pain sufferers manage their condition. Our hypnotherapy clinic can provide patients with the necessary tools to help them cope with or eliminate long-term pain. Hypnosis can help people to relax and focus on managing their pain in a positive way, or reducing levels to much milder level. This can also be an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety, which can often aggravate chronic pain.

Hypnotherapy can also help to block out or distract from the pain, and even change the way the person experiences it. Through this, hypnotherapy can help to increase self-confidence and build new coping skills, that are beneficial for managing pain.

Common causes of long-term pain that hypnotherapy can help with include

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • and more

Here is a great metastudy highlighting the effectiveness of treating chronic pain and anxiety using hypnotherapy LINK

Fears and phobias

Fear and phobias are extremely common problems. Phobias are intense, irrational fears of specific objects or situations, while other fears may be more general. While some people may be able to overcome their fears on their own, many find that they need help. Hypnotherapy is a highly effective treatment for fears and phobias.

At the Make Changes hypnotherapy clinic, a therapist will work with you to better understand your particular fear or phobia. They will then use hypnosis to help you overcome it in a lasting way. Hypnosis is a natural state, in which you are more open to suggestion. In this state, the therapist can help you change the way you think about the object or situation that you are afraid of. This can help you to overcome your fear or phobia permanently.

We have helped clients with many different types of phobias, some of the most common include fear of flying, driving, lifts and needles and many more. People with phobias quite often avoid certain places or situations altogether out of fear of triggering a panic attack, which can impact and limit their life in a big way. Those that have conquered their fears find a newfound freedom in their lives.

Here is a great metastudy highlighting the effectiveness of treating anxiety (and chronic pain) using hypnotherapy LINK

High blood pressure

It’s been proven that hypnotherapy can help lower blood pressure. In fact, a study published in the journal Hypertension found that people who received hypnotherapy saw a significant decrease in blood pressure readings. The reduction was even more pronounced in those with hypertension.

If you’re looking for an effective way to lower your blood pressure, hypnotherapy may be the answer. Sessions with a certified hypnotherapist can help you learn how to control your blood pressure through relaxation, positive thinking, and also certain lifestyle changes.

There are many reasons why someone might develop high blood pressure. While some cases may be due to an underlying health condition, others may be caused by lifestyle choices or habits. Here are some of the most common causes of high blood pressure:

  • Smoking – Cigarette smoke contains toxins that can damage the arteries and increase the risk of developing high blood pressure.
  • Obesity – Being overweight can put stress on the heart and lead to hypertension.
  • Lack of exercise – Leading a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for high blood pressure. Exercise helps to keep the heart healthy and promote good circulation.
  • Excessive salt intake – Eating too much refined salt can cause the body to retain fluid, which leads to an increase in blood pressure.
  • Stress – Stress can have a negative impact on overall health, including blood pressure levels.

If you have high blood pressure, consider hypnotherapy as an option for treatment. You may be surprised at how much of a difference it can make.


Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep. It can lead to fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and other health problems. While lifestyle changes and medications may help improve sleep for some people, others may need additional treatment.

Hypnotherapy is a treatment option that may be helpful for people with insomnia. A hypnotherapist can use various techniques to help a person relax and fall asleep as well as helping identify (and resolve) the cause of the insomnia.

Common causes (all of which can be helped by hypnotherapy) include:

  • stress, anxiety or depression
  • bad habits
  • noise
  • uncomfortable beds
  • alcohol, caffeine or nicotine
  • recreational drugs like cocaine or ecstasy
  • jet lag
  • shift work

Panic attacks

There are many people who suffer from panic attacks. These attacks can be very frightening and disabling. Some people may not know how to cope with the attacks and may feel like they are losing control. There is help available for those who suffer from panic attacks. One option is hypnotherapy.

During a session, the therapist will work with the person to help them understand what is causing their panic attacks. The therapist will also help the person learn how to cope with the attacks and how to relax during an attack. Many people find that hypnotherapy can help reduce the number of panic attacks they have – and often eliminate them altogether. Sessions usually last around 1 ½ to 2 hours, and most people find start to find relief from their symptoms after a few sessions, or even earlier.

Whether your panic attacks are due to anxiety or a more generalised condition, it is important to seek help from a professional and not try to simply control the symptoms yourself, or worse still just give up and live with them as part of your life. With help, you can get better, and lead a more fulfilling life.

Here is a great metastudy highlighting the effectiveness of treating chronic pain and anxiety using hypnotherapy LINK


Are you feeling stressed? Are you feeling anxious? Are you feeling like everything is just too much? You are not alone. We are living in stressful times. Covid and the lingering after effects of it has left many people on edge. The world seems to be falling apart at times. But there is help. There is hope.

There is hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can be used to reduce stress and anxiety, and has been shown to be effective in helping people manage stress from a wide range of sources.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can help you manage your stress and anxiety. It can help you find peace and calm in the midst of chaos. It can help you feel more in control of your life. And it can help you get through these difficult times with more grace and ease.

Here is a great metastudy highlighting the effectiveness of treating chronic pain and anxiety using hypnotherapy LINK


Migraines are a debilitating neurological disorder that can cause severe pain, nausea, and vomiting. Some people also experience visual disturbances or sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last for hours or even days, and many people with migraines are unable to work or participate in normal activities. There is no commonly known cure for migraines, but there are treatments that can help manage and minimise them. Hypnotherapy is one treatment that may help manage migraines.

Hypnotherapy uses suggestion and relaxation techniques to help people change their behavior or thoughts. Some research suggests that hypnotherapy may be helpful in managing migraines. A study published in the journal Headache found that hypnotherapy was more effective than standard treatment at reducing the number of migraines experienced by participants.

Migraine triggers can vary from person to person, but there are some common triggers that are known to cause migraines. Some of the most common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawal, and changes in estrogen levels. Triggers can also vary depending on the individual's environment and lifestyle. For example, exposure to bright lights or loud noises can trigger a migraine in some people. Other potential triggers include weather changes, certain foods, additives and alcohol.

Many of these triggers can be reduced using hypnotherapy. By managing these triggers, hypnotherapy can help to reduce the number of migraines that you experience.

Hypnotherapy for children's issues

Hypnotherapy is becoming a more common treatment for children. And many paediatricians are starting to recommend it as a treatment (and a source of support) for everything from ADHD to thumb-sucking to behavioural issues to bedwetting. While the research on hypnotherapy for kids is still new, there are some indications that it can be helpful.

One study looked at the use of hypnotherapy for kids who wet the bed. The study found that after eight sessions of hypnotherapy, 85% of the kids were able to stop wetting the bed. Another study looked at the use of hypnotherapy for kids with ADHD. The study found that after six sessions of hypnotherapy, there was a significant decrease in symptoms of ADHD.

And of course, many children suffer from the same challenges as adults, but in many cases have fewer tools for dealing with these issues. Hypnotherapy is simply a tool that children can use to help them to combat their problems, and to better understand themselves.

Sleep problems

Being unable to get a good night of sleep is a major source of stress. It is a problem that many people deal with, but often don’t deal with well. And let’s face it, many sleep problems can be traced to problems that go beyond the ability to get a good night of rest.

Hypnotherapy helps sufferers of sleep problems to deal with the causes Sleep problems may be caused by a number of things, but the most common are stress and trauma. If there is a history of abuse in one's life, it can cause a person to have difficulty falling asleep. Addictions such as alcohol or drugs can also lead to difficulties sleeping.

These are all issues that hypnotherapy can help to tackle.

Sexual problems

Sexual problems are extremely common, but many people feel embarrassed to discuss them. If you're experiencing sexual anxiety or difficulties, don't be afraid to seek help. Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for sexual problems that can help you overcome your issues and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

A hypnotherapy clinic can provide you with the support and guidance you need to address your sexual problems. The therapist will work with you to identify the causes of your difficulties and develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals.

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low libido, fears around performance, and other intimacy issues. The therapy involves working with the subconscious mind to change the way you think about sex and yourself.

Whilst hypnotherapy can't address all causes, it can be effective in treating the most common ones such as anxiety, stress, fatigue, and poor body image. These are common challenges for everyone, and with some help, you can have an amazing sex life, feel better about yourself, and have a loving partner.


When it comes to treating stuttering, hypnotherapy may be a viable option. Although research is still ongoing, there is some indication that hypnotherapy may help reduce or eliminate altogether the symptoms of stuttering. One study, for example, found that hypnotherapy was more effective than traditional speech therapy in reducing stuttering in adults. 

There are a few different ways that hypnotherapy may help reduce or eliminate stuttering. For one, hypnotherapy can help people become more aware of their own speech and how they produce sounds. This increased awareness can help people make changes to their speech patterns and ultimately reduce their stuttering. Additionally, hypnotherapy can help people relax and feel more comfortable speaking aloud. This relaxed state may allow people to speak more freely and without fear of stuttering.

Usually, within a few sessions, clients can see improvements in their confidence speaking, and usually find elimination or a reduction in stuttering.

Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool

As you can see, with so many things that you can treat using hypnotherapy, it is a very powerful tool.

Many clients find their lives completely changed by hypnotherapy. From clients who were spending thousands of dollars on cigarettes who are now able to save money, to people who couldn't sleep and now wake rested every day, there are many stories.

If you have a problem and you aren't sure if hypnotherapy is for you, get in touch and we can let you know if we believe that it's possible for you to achieve lasting results from hypnotherapy. If we can't help you, we will tell you. We only want to work with clients that we can help, and who we feel are able to do what is necessary to succeed.


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