Bailey101 · 21/07/2015 18:56
I've had hypnotherapy and it didn't work for me, but I think that's because I didn't deep down want to change (giving up smoking and a phobia). I still quite enjoyed smoking and my subconscious was telling me that clowns are scary as shit and should be feared!!! It could be different if it's a problem that you truly want to fix.
Sallystyle · 21/07/2015 19:00
I had it for health anxiety.
I had to give it up because I couldn't afford it, but wouldn't mind going back again now.
I don't know what helped more to be honest. Being hypnotised or the fact that the lady was so lovely and we did a lot of talking. I think the counselling aspect of it may have helped more. It was worth it anyway.
I did learn some good coping skills.
ollieplimsoles · 21/07/2015 19:14
Changed my life, and I only used a Paul Mckenna self hypnosis. I can't recommend it highly enough, now I use it at least once a month because it helps me so much.
I have just started using the Maggie Howell hypnobirth CDs too, and its already working wonders in keeping me relaxed and looking forward to the birth.
Xenadog · 21/07/2015 20:24
I've had it to help me stop grinding and clenching my teeth and it has helped so much. The quality of my life has really improved. The neck, head, shoulder and back pains which used to cripple me are still there but on a much, much lower level and I need need to go back of a few more sessions as I haven't been back since Christmas.
Anxiety is the underlying cause for my bruxism but I haven't been treated for that explicitly. I would definitely say give hypnotherapy a go but be careful about the practitioner you pick. Mine is a GP as well as a hypnotherapist and that reassured me she wouldn't be just selling me snake oil IYSWIM.
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Peacocklady · 21/07/2015 21:23
Yes a single hypnobirthing session followed by listening to a dc every night helped me with my anxiety about something going wrong with ds when I was pregnant. His induced delivery did end in emergency ventouse with cs on the cards but I was calm throughout.
More recently I lost a stone from 10 to 9 stone through the Paul McKenna I can make you thin app. It was effortless and changed my way with food.
Not hypnosis but a session with a life coach friend where she gave me a few tips on presenting as I am terrified of public speaking got me through an assessed presentation.
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