How I Can Help

I used over 10 books, numerous medical and professional websites, and medical and psychological journals to compile this list of over 200 conditions and issues that hypnosis (i.e. relaxation, imagery, meditation, power of belief, or relying on the unconscious mind) has been shown to help with.

The list below is the most complete list found online of conditions that hypnosis can help with:

  • Abandonment
  • Abdominal pain **1
  • Acne
  • Addictions
  • Age Regression
  • Aggression
  • Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces, crowds, or uncontrolled social conditions)
  • Allergies
  • Anesthesia / Anesthesia during surgery**2
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety Reduction **1,2
  • Approaching women/men
  • Arthritis (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) **1
  • Asthma **2
  • Assertiveness
  • Assist Healing
  • Attitude Adjustment
  • Backaches **1
  • Back pain (tension, upper back pain, lower back pain) **1
  • Bedwetting (Enuresis) **1,2
  • Biofeedback
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing
  • Broken Bones
  • Bulimia
  • Burns **2
  • Calm / Calmness Enhancing
  • Cancer
  • Cancer-related conditions **1
  • Career Success
  • Change Habits
  • Child Birth **2
  • Child Raising
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Illness **2
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Controlling
  • Cramps
  • Cravings
  • Creativity
  • Deafness
  • Death or Loss
  • Dentistry / Anxiety during dental procedures **2
  • Depression **1
  • Depression symptoms (sadness most of the time, lack of energy, feeling tired, inability to enjoy things that used to bring pleasure, withdrawal from friends and family, irritability, anger, anxiety, inability to concentrate, significant weight loss or gain, significant change in sleep patterns, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, aches and pains with no known medical cause, pessimism and indifference) **1
  • Dermatological conditions **1
  • Diabetes
  • Discouraged
  • Dreams
  • Eating Issues **1
  • Eczema
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Exam Anxiety
  • Exercise / Increasing Activity
  • Fear of Animals
  • Fear of Death
  • Fear of the Dentist
  • Fear of the Doctor / Hospitals
  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Flying/ Crashing
  • Fear of Heights
  • Fear of Loss of Control
  • Fear of School
  • Fear of Success
  • Fear of Surgery **2
  • Fear of Water
  • Fears (any harmful or illogical fears)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Forgiveness
  • Frustration
  • Gagging
  • Gambling
  • Gastrointestinal conditions **1
  • Generalized Anxiety **1
  • Guilt
  • Habit disorders **1
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Twisting / Hair Twirling **1
  • Headaches **1
  • Heart Conditions
  • Helplessness
  • Herpes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hives (allergies)
  • Hopelessness
  • Hostility
  • Hypertension
  • Hypochondria
  • Immune System
  • Impotence
  • Improve Health
  • Indecision
  • Inferiority
  • Inhibition
  • Injury **2
  • Insecurity
  • Insomnia / Sleep Disorders **1
  • Irrational Behaviors
  • Irrational Fears
  • Irrational Thoughts
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irritability
  • Itching and Scratching
  • Impotence
  • Internal Arguments
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of Ambition
  • Lack of Direction
  • Lack of Enthusiasm
  • Lack of Initiative
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Lucid Dreaming
  • Medication Side Effects **1 / Anesthesia Side Effects **2
  • Meditation Enhancement
  • Memory
  • Menstrual Discomfort
  • Migraines **1
  • Mistrust
  • Moodiness
  • Motivation
  • Nail Biting **1
  • Nausea / vomiting **2
  • Negativism
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares
  • Nose Picking **1
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) **1
  • Overeating
  • Overly Critical
  • Pain Reduction **2 / Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks **1
  • Palliative Care (reducing pain and improving quality of life)
  • Passive-Aggressive
  • Past Life Regression
  • Pediatrics (children hospitals) **1,2
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pessimism
  • Phobias (all kinds of phobias) **1
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) **1
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Problem Solving
  • Procrastination
  • Psoraisis
  • Public Speaking
  • Reach Goals
  • Reduce skin irritations
  • Rejection
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Relaxation
  • Releasing Resentment
  • Resistance
  • Resistance to Change
  • Responsibility
  • Restlessness
  • Sadness
  • Sales Improvement
  • Self- Forgiveness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Blame
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Control
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Defeating Behaviors
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Self-Image
  • Self Love / Sense of Worthiness
  • Self Mastery
  • Sexual Problems
  • Shame
  • Shingles
  • Side effects of medical treatments **1
  • Skin Problems (Acne, Eczema, Irritation, Itchiness, Redness, Warts etc)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Surgery **2 / During, Pre & Post Surgery **2
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Phobia **1
  • Sports (golf, running, football, basketball, bowling, tennis, skiing, etc)
  • Stage Fright
  • Stress / Coping with Stress
  • Stress Reduction **1
  • Stomach aches **1
  • Stubbornness
  • Study Habits
  • Study Improvement
  • Stuttering
  • Substance Abuse
  • Superiority
  • Surgical Preparation **2
  • Surgical Recovery **2 / Post operative nausea and vomiting **2
  • Tardiness
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Temptation
  • Thumb Sucking **1
  • Tics / Tic disorders (Tourette’s syndrome / coughing, throat clearing, grunting, sniffing, barking, hissing) **
  • Tinnitus (ear noise)
  • Trauma
  • Ulcers
  • Victimization
  • Vomiting
  • Warts **2
  • Weight control issues **1
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Well Being
  • Wholeness / Being whole
  • Worry **1
  • Writers Block
  • Zits (similar to acne)

** 1 These conditions are ones treated at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital’s Medical Hypnosis department (link to their web site then click on “conditions we treat”).

**2 Information derived from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing’s course titled “Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis”

If you want some of the references to where I collected these conditions from contact me.

Updated 3/19/2010

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