Our expert says:
No, in most cases it doesn't. And most people who sell their services as a "hypnotherapist" have no proper qualifications nor broad enough skills to be able to be reliably helpful for any problems at all. Some are pure quacks. I do with SA's health authorities would carry out their duty to regulate and control some of what goes on.
Also, people who seek "hypnosis" are usually seeking magic, and a solution that won't require any actual work on their own part.
Another of my concerns is that its never wise to see someone who has only one tool in his toolbox - which he uses for everything. Occasionally, hypnosis as a technique can be useful as PART of a range of interventions, IF used by a properly qualified mental health specialist, to manage a properly diagnosed problem. Not as the sole treatment given by someone who can't do anything else for you.
"Hypnotherapists" are usually brilliant at persuading people that they have been helped, even if they haven't
Especially for issues like self-confidence, self-esteem, anxiety in social situations, etc., CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) is far more likely to provide lasting benefits and this is backed by good quality research, unlike "hypnotherapy".
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