Hypnotherapy is a completely natural state of mind. However, there are some possible contraindications, and patients who fall into these categories should not be referred or recommended for hypnotherapyFor the majority of patients, though it is extremely beneficial and relaxing. 

Clinical hypnotherapy, is a state of deep relaxation, heightened focus and suggestibility. It is a state that heals the mind, body and emotion while enjoying a level of relaxation between sleep and wakefulness. Hypnosis is therefore, completely intertwined with personal development and can provide solutions to many problems in a completely safe way.

Contraindications for hypnotherapy include:

  • Epilepsy – completely contraindicated
  • Serious heart condition
  • Persistent alcohol or drug abuse – completely contraindicated
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    Contraindications for Hypnotherapy

  • Psychosis – completely contraindicated
  • Pregnancy
  • Schizophrenia,
  • Bipolar disorder,
  • Severe psychiatric conditions


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