Hypnosis Case Studies

Hypnosis Case Studies

There are hundreds of hypnosis case studies and thousands of documented examples where hypnosis has been used successfully as an analgesic for pain and as an anesthesia, used to ease stress, in dental issues and childbirth, in helping irritable bowel syndrome, sleep problems, weight loss,  smoking cessation and more. Clinical studies show the effectiveness of hypnosis, and the need for continuing research. The National Institute of Health, the British Medical Association, and the American Psychological Association have all endorsed hypnosis as a form of intervention, especially when used in conjunction with other traditional therapies.  An excerpt from Scientific American, The Truth and Hype of Hypnosis, Michael Nash, July, 2001 says: “Another meta-analysis that examined the outcomes of people in 18 separate studies found that patients who received cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis for disorders such as obesity, insomnia, anxiety and hypertension showed greater improvement than 70 percent of the patients who received psychotherapy alone. After publication of these findings, a task force of the American Psychological Association validated hypnosis as an adjunct procedure for the treatment of obesity.”

A Sample of Some Hypnosis Case Studies

The internet is filled with case studies and clinical research of how hypnosis has worked
for a variety of situations. The Journal of the American Institute of Hypnosis is a good publication for finding research articles. This is an interesting research paper on Hypnosis Clinical Intervention published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. So as not to overwhelm, here are a few clickable links that provide a sampling of various case studies and articles that illustrate the effectiveness of hypnosis: