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Is hypnotic therapy for anxiety effective?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Yes it can be

In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things.
It can be like getting involved in an exciting movie. Through practice, can learn how to focus on things other than anxious body symptoms -- which if you do that, they enlarge. Or there can be reframing of physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can be very useful also. Session recordings help.

In brief: Yes it can be

In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things.
It can be like getting involved in an exciting movie. Through practice, can learn how to focus on things other than anxious body symptoms -- which if you do that, they enlarge. Or there can be reframing of physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can be very useful also. Session recordings help.
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