The Science of Hypnosis
Last updated: July 23, 2022
The amount of research published about and including hypnosis & hypnotherapy has almost tripled in the last 20 years. Why? Because
Interest in Hypnosis is growing rapidly
Since 2002, there have been almost 1,000 studies published investigating how hypnosis can help: pain management, managing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health issues, & sleep.
Hypnosis is real, it's effective & here's some scientific research demonstrating results
This peer-reviewed study on hypnotherapy for IBS from March 2021 concluded that hypnotherapy is "effective to a significant level" as a treatment 1.
When hypnotherapy was used as a treatment for stroke patients, researchers concluded that hypnosis was associated with "rapid and sustained recovery of symptoms"2 in another study from 2021.
A study published in 2022 had a success rate of over 80% for participants who listened to hypnosis recordings at home to improve IBS or functional abdominal pain. Participant "anxiety and depression scores, somatization, pain beliefs, health care utilization and school/work absenteeism also improved significantly"3.
1 Systematic review, meta-analysis with subgroup analysis of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome, effect of intervention characteristics
2 The use of hypnotherapy as treatment for functional stroke: A case series from a single center in the UK
3 Long-Term Follow-up of Individual Therapist Delivered and Standardized Hypnotherapy Recordings in Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Functional Abdominal Pain