How can you measure success in hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is remarkably effective as it can effect a significant and permanent shift in an individual’s thinking and understanding. However, hypnotherapy will be less effective with an individual who is less motivated to change unhelpful behaviours.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have worked with large numbers of very diverse people who have had tremendous success in changing how they react, respond to or think about a certain issue.
Measuring success is complicated in medicine as well as in other therapies. Medicine might heal a physical complaint, but medicine cannot guarantee that it will never recur. One medicine that might work for one person might make another person feel even worse.
Hypnotherapy is an ‘active’ partnership. It is not something that is ‘done’ to someone.
Unscrupulous therapists who do not adhere to any code of ethics could make outstanding claims about their guarantee of success. These outstanding claims may be valid as outstanding results are achieved. However, it is the potential client’s inability to check these claims that prevents ethical hypnotherapists from including them in our marketing.
There is a growing evidence base for hypnotherapy.
If you are ready to make a commitment to change and if you choose a good hypnotherapist, you will achieve the results you require.