What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a holistic way of improving a person's overall state of health by working with their subconscious mind. It uses hypnosis to induce the client into a state of relaxation. The subconscious mind is then offered positive suggestions to help the person achieve their goal of change.

What are the Benefits of Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy sessions are tailored to the specific needs of an individual, so even if two people have the same symptoms, their experience will be unique. With hypnotherapy, people are able to proactively change patterns of feelings, beliefs and behaviours that are preventing them from living the life of their dreams. Many psychological and physical conditions can be addressed with hypnotherapy, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Fears and phobias
  • Low confidence
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Tinnitus 
  • Chronic pain
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Bad habits

How Much Does Hypnotherapy in Adelaide Cost?

The cost of a hypnotherapy session in Adelaide ranges from $160 to $300. A number of factors influence the pricing, such as the length of the treatment session, how it will be facilitated like teleconsult, and the kind of treatment program you avail of. Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is usually more expensive than other programs.

How Many Hypnotherapists Does Adelaide Have?

More than 1,000 clinical hypnotherapists are registered with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA), the peak body representing the hypnotherapy profession in Australia. It is estimated that there are about 60 hypnotherapists in Adelaide and the rest of South Australia. Along with clinical hypnotherapists and psychologists, a number of anaesthetists and medical doctors in the region are also trained in hypnosis and use it to address fear and anxiety in patients before surgery.

How Many People in Adelaide Use Hypnotherapy?

Adelaide and many parts of South Australia have an astoundingly large number of hypnotherapy users. Although the exact figures have yet to be released by researchers, a recent report from 7News, which states that South Australians with needle phobia are increasingly turning to hypnotherapy, validates the prevalence of the modality in the region. A study from 2016 (Steel et al.) also shows that hypnotherapy is widely used nationwide by Australian women for intrapartum pain management.