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What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is not a single form of therapy but uses many approaches that are applied using hypnosis.  This makes Hypnotherapy an extremely powerful form of therapy.

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What is Hypnotherapy

Stephen Rigby:

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Fully qualified, fully insured and registered with the GHR, the largest professional register of hypnotherapists in the country.

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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a powerful yet perfectly safe and natural frame of mind. Some estimate that we enter this relaxed state naturally four to eight times every hour.  

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Some Medical Issues Respond to Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a therapy that is complementary not alternative. It can help with many medical issues and is used increasingly in the NHS.   

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Hypnotherapy Psoriasis Treatment

Hypnosis is a recognised complementary treatment for psoriasis. Its practice (referred to as Hypnodermatology) is a perfectly natural psoriasis treatment because its aim is to utilise the innate healing power of ones own mind and body.  If you believe you suffer from psoriasis you should always get yourself diagnosed by your doctor and should you decide to follow an alternative treatment, you should discuss that with them.  

Psoriasis is a non contagious skin condition. Its most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale. In 10 to 30% of sufferers the psoriasis can also present as psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints.

The skin is the external barrier to our body. In order to maintain its protective function it is continually growing, as the older cells reach the surface they die and are sloughed off. When psoriasis occurs in the skin the cycle of cell growth is reduced from about a month to 3 to 4 days. The increased activity produces the characteristic redness with a white flaky build up of dead skin cells. It is believed that it is the immune system that is causing the effect by sending faulty signals.

Hypnotherapy, a Recommended Treatment for Psoriasis

Hypnotherapy can be effective as a treatment for psoriasis. This may be because of the link between Psoriasis and ones immune system and between ones immune system and ones frame of mind; a link that is explored in the science of psychoneuroimmunology.

The Psoriasis Association on their complementary therapies page state that hypnotherapy can be useful in the treatment of psoriasis. They highlighted that hypnosis is a relaxation technique and stress is a well known as a trigger for psoriasis.   

Science points the way to Hypnotherapy Psoriasis Treatment

A pilot study of hypnosis in the treatment of patients with psoriasis carried out at the St Johns Hopkins School of medicine in Baltimore revealed the potential benefit of using hypnotherapy. The study revealed that hypnotherapy improved the condition of a patient’s psoriasis. It concluded that the greater the depth of hypnosis the patient achieved (hypnotisability) the greater the improvement in their psoriasis.  

The Alternative Therapy View of How Hypnotherapy Works

The alternative view, sometimes utilised with treatment using hypnotherapy, is that psoriasis is caused by trapped emotion or an inappropriate release mechanism for emotion. The theory is that when the emotional utilisation of psoriasis is discovered an alternative method to release that emotion can control the psoriasis.  In practice there are many different approaches that are utilised in hypnotherapy and looking for possible emotional triggers is just one.

Book a Hypnotherapy Session Now!

If you suffer with psoriasis, you may find hypnotherapy is the alternative treatment that will bring you relief. Visit hypnotherapist, Stephen Rigby, in his Guildford or Woking, Surrey practice to experience powerful hypnosis and NLP techniques that can improve your emotional and physical well being.

For priority treatment ring Stephen Rigby on 01483 566115 and book an appointment now or use the online booking form.

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Certain medical conditions are believed to  respond to hypnosis click on it for more detail

The term psoriasis comes from psoro, the Greek word for itch.

Psoriasis therefore corresponds to the word itchy.