NHS Declares Hypnotherapy a Suitable Treatment for Anxiety Based Disorders

As recently as June of this year, The BBC morning news program “Breakfast” carried a story that the NHS felt anxiety based disorders could be treated with hypnotherapy. While NHS wanted to convey the information as a cost saving measure, to the NHS, it highlights the fact that while anxiety based disorders from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, even anorexia and bulimia can be treated in safe a non-medical, ie non prescription, manner.

Many clients I’ve successful treated for these specific issues have readily confessed to having gone down the prescription path with very temporary relief from their symptoms. Frequently clients described the side effects from prescription medication as nearly as bad as the symptoms themselves. The result of these factors meant some clients then went on to suffer from varying degrees of depression. I’m pleased that the NHS is finally declaring that some people with anxiety based disorders would benefit from hypnotherapy.