It makes sense to think that if a person can relax and remain calm then they generally tend to feel better so with that in mind, clients find that hypnotherapy can support them in managing both acute and chronic conditions. It is a complex process to persuade the brain to accept pain messages in a different way; the good news is hypnotherapy is an easy and effective way to achieve this.

Two meta-analyses on hypnosis (published in year 2000 and 2009) suggest that it is effective in alleviating pain associated with a number of health conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and cancer. However, researchers note that only few psychologists were using it.