200+ Problems That Hypnosis Can Help

After consulting more than a dozen books, numerous medical and psychological journals, and prestigious hospital websites, I compiled this list of over 200 conditions and issues that hypnosis has been shown to help.

The list below is the most complete list found online as far as I am aware of:

  1. Abandonment
  2. Abdominal pain **1
  3. Acne
  4. Addictions
  5. Age Regression
  6. Aggression
  7. Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces, crowds, or uncontrolled social conditions)
  8. Allergies
  9. Anesthesia / Anesthesia during surgery**2
  10. Anger
  11. Anorexia
  12. Anxiety Reduction **1,2
  13. Approaching women/men
  14. Arthritis (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) **1
  15. Asthma **2
  16. Assertiveness
  17. Assist Healing
  18. Attitude Adjustment
  19. Backaches **1
  20. Back pain (tension, upper back pain, lower back pain) **1
  21. Bedwetting (Enuresis) **1,2
  22. Biofeedback
  23. Bleeding
  24. Breathing
  25. Broken Bones
  26. Bulimia
  27. Burns **2
  28. Calm / Calmness Enhancing
  29. Cancer
  30. Cancer-related conditions **1
  31. Career Success
  32. Change Habits
  33. Child Birth **2
  34. Child Raising
  35. Chronic Pain
  36. Chronic Illness **2
  37. Communication
  38. Concentration
  39. Controlling
  40. Cramps
  41. Cravings
  42. Creativity
  43. Deafness
  44. Death or Loss
  45. Dentistry / Anxiety during dental procedures **2
  46. Depression **1
  47. 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
  48. Dermatological conditions **1
  49. Diabetes
  50. Discouraged
  51. Dreams
  52. Eating Issues **1
  53. Eczema
  54. Erectile Dysfunction
  55. Exam Anxiety
  56. Exercise / Increasing Activity
  57. Fear of Animals
  58. Fear of Death
  59. Fear of the Dentist
  60. Fear of the Doctor / Hospitals
  61. Fear of Failure
  62. Fear of Flying/ Crashing
  63. Fear of Heights
  64. Fear of Loss of Control
  65. Fear of School
  66. Fear of Success
  67. Fear of Surgery **2
  68. Fear of Water
  69. Fears (any harmful or illogical fears)
  70. Fibromyalgia
  71. Forgiveness
  72. Frustration
  73. Gagging
  74. Gambling
  75. Gastrointestinal conditions **1
  76. Generalized Anxiety **1
  77. Guilt
  78. Habit disorders **1
  79. Hair Loss
  80. Hair Twisting / Hair Twirling **1
  81. Headaches **1
  82. Heart Conditions
  83. Helplessness
  84. Herpes
  85. High Blood Pressure
  86. Hives (allergies)
  87. Hopelessness
  88. Hostility
  89. Hypertension
  90. Hypochondria
  91. Immune System
  92. Impotence
  93. Improve Health
  94. Indecision
  95. Inferiority
  96. Inhibition
  97. Injury **2
  98. Insecurity
  99. Insomnia / Sleep Disorders **1
  100. Irrational Behaviors
  101. Irrational Fears
  102. Irrational Thoughts
  103. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  104. Irritability
  105. Itching and Scratching
  106. Impotence
  107. Internal Arguments
  108. Jealousy
  109. Lack of Ambition
  110. Lack of Direction
  111. Lack of Enthusiasm
  112. Lack of Initiative
  113. Lower Blood Pressure
  114. Lucid Dreaming
  115. Medication Side Effects **1 / Anesthesia Side Effects **2
  116. Meditation Enhancement
  117. Memory
  118. Menstrual Discomfort
  119. Migraines **1
  120. Mistrust
  121. Moodiness
  122. Motivation
  123. Nail Biting **1
  124. Nausea / vomiting **2
  125. Negativism
  126. Nervousness
  127. Nightmares
  128. Nose Picking **1
  129. Obsessions
  130. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) **1
  131. Overeating
  132. Overly Critical
  133. Pain Reduction **2 / Pain Management
  134. Panic Attacks **1
  135. Palliative Care (reducing pain and improving quality of life)
  136. Passive-Aggressive
  137. Past Life Regression
  138. Pediatrics (children hospitals) **1,2
  139. Perfectionism
  140. Performance Anxiety
  141. Pessimism
  142. Phobias (all kinds of phobias) **1
  143. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) **1
  144. Premature Ejaculation
  145. Problem Solving
  146. Procrastination
  147. Psoraisis
  148. Public Speaking
  149. Reach Goals
  150. Reduce skin irritations
  151. Rejection
  152. Relationship Enhancement
  153. Relaxation
  154. Releasing Resentment
  155. Resistance
  156. Resistance to Change
  157. Responsibility
  158. Restlessness
  159. Sadness
  160. Sales Improvement
  161. Self- Forgiveness
  162. Self-Awareness
  163. Self-Blame
  164. Self-Confidence
  165. Self-Control
  166. Self-Criticism
  167. Self-Defeating Behaviors
  168. Self-Esteem
  169. Self-Expression
  170. Self-Hypnosis
  171. Self-Image
  172. Self Love / Sense of Worthiness
  173. Self Mastery
  174. Sexual Problems
  175. Shame
  176. Shingles
  177. Side effects of medical treatments **1
  178. Skin Problems (Acne, Eczema, Irritation, Itchiness, Redness, Warts etc)
  179. Sleep Disorders
  180. Surgery **2 / During, Pre & Post Surgery **2
  181. Smoking Cessation
  182. Social Phobia **1
  183. Sports (golf, running, football, basketball, bowling, tennis, skiing, etc)
  184. Stage Fright
  185. Stress / Coping with Stress
  186. Stress Reduction **1
  187. Stomach aches **1
  188. Stubbornness
  189. Study Habits
  190. Study Improvement
  191. Stuttering
  192. Substance Abuse
  193. Superiority
  194. Surgical Preparation **2
  195. Surgical Recovery **2 / Post operative nausea and vomiting **2
  196. Tardiness
  197. Teeth Grinding
  198. Temptation
  199. Thumb Sucking **1
  200. Tics / Tic disorders (Tourette’s syndrome / coughing, throat clearing, grunting, sniffing, barking, hissing) **
  201. Tinnitus (ear noise)
  202. Trauma
  203. Ulcers
  204. Victimization
  205. Vomiting
  206. Warts **2
  207. Weight control issues **1
  208. Weight Gain
  209. Weight Loss
  210. Well Being
  211. Wholeness / Being whole
  212. Worry **1
  213. Writers Block
  214. 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”

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