Can Hypnosis Help with Anxiety and Other Issues – Hypnosis for Life


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Hypnosis – How it Can Help Anxiety and Life’s Ups and Downs

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘hypnosis’? Do you imagine a stage with people doing crazy things like clucking like a chicken? I’m sure many of us have seen or heard of how this can happen with hypnosis. Although this can be entertaining, it can also put people off the idea of using hypnosis as a possible strategy to overcome things such as anxiety. The big question for many people like yourself is can hypnosis help with anxiety? As you will see, it can help you manage anxiety as well as a wide range of issues that you didn’t realise! Below we will be looking at what can hypnosis help with to see how it might improve and make you life easier to live.

Let’s differentiate between hypnosis for entertainment vs hypnosis for overcoming a wide range of issues. The entertainment hypnosis is purely for entertainment. The individuals are chosen before a show and given a pre-hypnosis meditation to help them overcome being in front of a crowd and be more susceptible to being hypnotised on the stage.

Whereas therapeutic hypnosis is a very powerful deep relaxation technique that can shift the way you think and respond to problems in your life.

‘If you want a different outer world you have to change your inner world’ ~ Steve G Jones Renowned Hypnotherapist

Subconscious Limits

Subconscious limits are what holds us back in growth in many areas of our lives. These might come from our early childhood or events that shape us as we respond to our daily lives. Usually we aren’t even aware of many pf these subconscious thoughts, let alone how they are influencing our current situation.

There are a number of techniques that can help one shift these subconscious beliefs. They include Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique also known as Tapping, binaural beats and subliminal messages. For the purpose of this post the focus here is hypnosis.

Shift long held beliefs from the past and reset those to renewed and improved beliefs that will improve your world.

Brain Plasticity

The brain never stops learning and changing as a response to that learning. Allows you to reprogram your brain. It’s not will power. but it’s about reprogramming how you think and apply what you think to change how things are for you.

Our brain is programmed to keep you in your comfort zone so as not to use the fight and flight system. This is where changing your mindset comes in so you can let go of your brain’s tendency to keep things safe and comfortable. When we do something different, and give our brains new information, this creates new neural pathways and keeps the brain’s plasticity. This is where hypnosis comes in. By giving the brain new information and changing the subconscious limiting beliefs, our brain’s neural pathways are created and enhanced.

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Anxiety and Depression

If you’ve found yourself on this page, you may be struggling with depression or anxiety of some kind. Anxiety is an emotional response to a stimulus such as public speaking, spiders or more generalised such as worrying thoughts in an ongoing way. Anxiety is increasingly becoming a concern for approx 40 million US adults according to the American Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Of those who experience anxiety, only approx 36% seek out professional help. And that’s not taking into account the rest of the world. So with it’s incidence rising, it’s important to find ways to manage this condition. It can be overcome with active practice of a combination of strategies. Talk therapy is beneficial, but for those who find they either don’t have time, or the finances to receive therapy, it can help to incorporate self therapy including hypnosis. For online programs for extra support see this post.


Treat Depression Hypnosis

Overcoming Health Anxiety Hypnosis

Manage Panic Attacks Hypnosis

Breathe Hypnosis

Learn To Relax Hypnosis

Dealing With Bipolar Hypnosis

Remove Tension And Stress Hypnosis

Coping With Holiday Stress Hypnosis

Wealth Creation

You might be wondering how can hypnosis help increase one’s wealth creation. Many of our every actions contribute to our current life situation, including our financial status. Through messages and experiences that our parents may have had, this influences the choices we make now. Maybe your parents didn’t have much money so they taught you many beliefs about money which continue to influence your choices around money. Through the application of hypnosis, you can unblock these subconscious blocks  to help release your beliefs around money and wealth.

We all have a set of ideas and perceptions of ourselves including stories and messages we’ve told ourselves as well as what we were told over the years. All of these messages culminate into programming our subconscious beliefs leading to your current financial state. If you need to shift these subconscious beliefs and change your mindset, do a hypnosis that can help you change your day to day activities allowing you to make wealth creating choices and overcome a negative image of yourself leading towards a more resilient can-do attitude.

Attract Wealth Hypnosis

Wealth Abundance Hypnosis

Overcome Fear Of Prosperity Hypnosis


Addictions can be all consuming and not only affects the individual but also affects family and friends. As well as feeling a low self esteem which is where the addiction stems from, it can also affect social connections and mental health. By working through the subconscious beliefs around the addiction, one may be able to recover from an addiction. Practising the hypnosis on a frequent basis can help the mindset and subconscious beliefs shift to making healthier choices.

Quit Smoking Hypnosis

Quit Drinking Hypnosis

Beat Chocolate Addiction Hypnosis

Quit Caffeine Hypnosis

Overcome Spending Addiction Hypnosis

Stop Chewing Tobacco Hypnosis

Issues with Food

Hypnosis can also help to manage weight and various issues with food. Over time, many develop a connection between eating and their emotions, using food as a way of coping. Sometimes this can be taught by well meaning family members without realising this is the outcome. It might be that you’ve developed an addiction to sugar or carbs, so there is also hypnosis to help overcome these too. 

Anorexia and Bulimia are also linked with anxiety and wanting to control aspects of one’s life when an individual feels out of control. Food becomes the one thing that can be controlled. This can be a very extreme and dangerous way of coping which needs to be addressed. If you know anyone with these issues, it can also help to incorporate hypnosis as part of the treatment to help shift underlying beliefs around food restriction and body image.

Overcome Anorexia Hypnosis

Recover From Bulimia Hypnosis

Help Diabetes Hypnosis

Give Up Carbs Hypnosis

Speed Up Metabolism Hypnosis

Eat Mindfully Hypnosis

Beat Sugar Cravings Hypnosis

Lose Weight Hypnosis

Find the Right Partner

Although this sounds like it might be unlikely, I’ll admit that when I was single after my first relationship ended, I decided to create a list with details of the type of person I wanted to attract into my life. This included a list with various details that I wasn’t willing to compromise on. I ensured I thought of all of the things I didn’t want in a partner and all of the things I wanted in a partner. I meditated on this and let it go to the universe. Within a few months, I met my soon to be husband and we have been together ever since. I truly believe that this is because I had created this list, meditated and allowed the universe to create this for my world.

For a little extra help with this, you might consider doing some hypnosis to help you reprogram how you think about yourself and what you want from a partner.

Dating Success Hypnosis


Sleep can be very difficult when thoughts are running all over the place. Or there may be other reasons for not being able to get to sleep. For whatever reason, insomnia can be very frustrating and can have a negative impact on how you feel as well as struggle to function in daily activities. So if you are struggling with getting a good night’s sleep or even simply getting to sleep, try a sleep hypnosis.

Treat Insomnia Hypnosis

Power Sleep Hypnosis

Reach your Own Potential

Additionally, there are even more hypnosis options available in the list below.

It is my goal to show you that no matter what the issue, be it anxiety, phobias, depression, mindset, snoring or whatever, there could be a hypnosis to help you overcome the issue stemming from the subconscious beliefs.

If you’ve had any experience with hypnosis I would love to hear from you. Share your thoughts below in the comments.

31 Replies to “Can Hypnosis Help with Anxiety and Other Issues – Hypnosis for Life”

  1. Hello, this is really a great post, I haven’t seen anyone getting hypnotised or doing the hypnosis therapy but I  remember watching a movie last year where a man was cured of a smoking addiction through hypnosis. He only remembered that he slept off, nothing more and then the next day, whenever he was a smoke stick he’d feel like puking. So I think hypnosis really works. For me, I think I’d try it out for my sleep, I usually have problem sleeping because of work. Thanks for putting this up, nice post.

    1. Hi, yes, it is very real and effective for overcoming smoking. My friend also got hypnosis to cure her of her smoking addiction and it actually worked! I honestly believe it is very effective for overcoming whatever you want it to. 

  2. Hi Kat, I really like the creativity on your website. And by the way, I am a spiritual person and finding something like this on the Internet always amazes me. The content has got great depth and while going through your blogs, I was feeling like everything is so well connected that it will actually be helping me in life. Anxiety & depression is so common these days that people don’t really realize the actual cause of it. Hats off to the effective treatments and methods that are explained by you. I am sure that I will be helped by doing such exercises in my routine life. 

    1. Hi LK, thanks for sharing your lovely feedback. I hope you can find something here to help you manage when you need some guidance. Blessings ~ kat

  3. Thanks for your post. It is a timely article for me. I stared my online business this year. The work load is much more heavy than I imaged. I need to sit in the front of my computer and work more that 15 hours a day. Still I don’t see the income coming. It is very stress situation for me right now.

    I have some kind of anxiety. Your article gives me some guidance. Maybe hypnosis will help my situation. I like your quote in the article: If you want a different outer world you have to change your inner world. I see that you recommend some online program for anxiety. I am going to look into it and try to practice half hour a day. What do you think?

    It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.

    1. Hi Anthony, Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts here. Starting an online business can be stressful when you have pressures to make it work and be successful. Anxiety is very common unfortunately and it’s tough for anyone who experiences it. 

      I would recommend that to help you manage anxiety you slow your breathing down, practice some grounding strategies and self soothing techniques and do some meditations during the day during your allocated 30 mins. Then follow up with listening to hypnosis before going to sleep. It takes time and work to actively engage in working to lower and manage the anxiety but it can be done. All the best and take care of you

  4. This subject is of great interest to me. It fascinates me that the mind can be altered both positively and negatively and I am always deeply interested when I see examples of this in others and myself. Hypnosis I have always believed to be a tool to help us out, but I don’t have the budget to seek it for myself. Instead I meditate and is particularly useful to me to calm me down or to take me away from thoughts that give me anxiety for example. It helped me give up smoking after 35 years. If I had the money to spare though, I would use hypnotherapy.

    1. Hi Rina, I too find it interesting how we can influence our minds through hypnosis. It’s so good knowing it’s possible to help us change our subconscious thought patterns too. It can be so annoying when you’re aware of something but just can’t shift it. Well done for being able to quit smoking. That’s one of the hardest things to quit. The hypnosis options I’ve listed here a very affordable. The hardest I’ve found it choosing only one at a time. All the best ~kat

  5. I have never tried hypnosis, but I have been fighting with anxiety, insomnia, and phobias most of my life. I was on medication, but I did not like being Zombie Mom so I stopped taking them.

    These days when I have a panic attack, I work myself through it.

    If I can’t sleep, I stop trying and get u and do some stuff around the house. And with my phobias, I just avoid situations that trigger them.

    I had not thought of doing hypnosis but after reading your post, I am going to look further into it. I have to admit, I had considered it for issues with memories from my childhood, but I am hesitant because I do not want to go through all that effort (and money!) just to get stuck with false memories.

    Thank you for this information. I will be bookmarking your page.

    Gwendolyn J

  6. It wasn’t until anxiety really floored me that I now realized that I couldn’t always control what was happening to me and when I felt really stuck with it, I couldn’t avoid it or maybe run away. This article provides a well detailed explanation of what anxiety exactly is and makes it brilliantly clear how hypnosis can treat it effectively. I don’t just want to manage my anxiety, I want to also get rid of the root causes of why I’m experiencing this in the first place.


    1. Hey there Jordan, anxiety really sucks. It can be very challenging to shift it when it takes a hold. I hope that you can find ways to manage the anxiety through here as I have a big focus on anxiety particularly as well as strategies to help it. I believe hypnosis is an additional tool to help shift those root causes of it too due to its ability to shift subconscious beliefs that we may not even be aware of. Be sure to have a read through the grounding post and self soothing as additional strategies to help you overcome anxiety when it hits. Cheers ~kat 

  7. I have never tried hypnosis, but I have been fighting with anxiety, insomnia, and phobias most of my life. I was on medication, but I did not like being Zombie Mom so I stopped taking them.

    These days when I have a panic attack, I work myself through it.

    If I can’t sleep, I stop trying and get u and do some stuff around the house. And with my phobias, I just avoid situations that trigger them.

    I had not thought of doing hypnosis but after reading your post, I am going to look further into it. I have to admit, I had considered it for issues with memories from my childhood, but I am hesitant because I do not want to go through all that effort (and money!) just to get stuck with false memories.

    Thank you for this information. I will be bookmarking your page.

    Gwendolyn J

  8. I know hypnosis works because I used it for quitting smoking years ago.  I, however, had NO idea it could be used for so many things.  Anxiety?  That’s wonderful.  Do you know how many friends I have that suffer from horrific anxiety?  I had no idea.  The other one that surprised me a lot was wealth creation.  That’s amazing.  I’ve read so many books about mindset and wealth, but I never thought there was hypnosis for that!  How cool is that?

  9. Hey,  What a beautifully written and informative article.  Thank you.  I am on the same page that we all live our lives according to the limiting beliefs passed down from our parents, teachers and yes, even the social norms.  This mindset will take us nowhere and keeps us stuck in our comfort zones.  Hypnosis and many other modern techniques give us the capabilities to step out of these “so called” comfort zones and into a meaningful life.  A life the way it was meant to be:  “A Hell Of A Ride” .  So grateful there are people like you heralding in modern techniques to progress us to a new norm.  Again thank you, for serving others.   Cheers Jill  

    1. Hi Jill, thanks for the lovely feedback and encouragement. I do hope I can help people stretch people’s comfortable zone as well as work through strategies to help people improve their lives. All the best ~kat

  10. I think this is really a great post for me. I had no experience afterwards about hypnosis therapy. However, I researched this further. It always serves as our helpful tool. I spoke to a man who told me that through this hypnosis therapy he was relieved of a bad addiction. I have had a bad habit of smoking. I have to accept it to get rid of this habit.
    Thanks for a great post.

    1. Hi Polash thanks for sharing. Initially I was skeptical too, but over the years, I’ve learnt that it works with our subconscious mind which helps how we respond and use our conscious mind. It is very effective for addictions. A good friend of mine also used it for quitting smoking, and since then she hasn’t had any cravings or desire to smoke again. It’s amazing how effective it can be. ~kat

  11. I was always wondering if hypnosis can help with anxiety and other issues. I have heard good things so decided to do some research. You have aided that process through this article and I have a clearer picture of how it can be incorporated into a regimen to address anxiety and much more.

    Like many people, my impression of hypnosis goes back to what you saw on TV, where people were doing funny things they would never do unless under hypnosis. I had no idea back then that there was a whole other side to the practice. It is clear that it can be used for anxiety and a lot more.

    As I was reading through all the maladies that can be addressed, it was clear to me that I needed to adjust what I thought about hypnosis and how it can be used. It is a lot more than fun and games. I will be adding this therapy as part of my overall health regimen…

    I am hopeful that it can improve my outlook on life and even have some very physical positive outcomes for me as well…In tandem with some of the other activities and measures, I am sure that hypnosis can make a positive difference in my life in a number of ways. Thanks for opening my eyes to the power of hypnosis!

  12. Great information!
    I’ve been a sometimes practitioner and long time believer in hypnosis.
    The mind is a fascinating subject … and something I think everyone should take the time to explore.
    Do you know if there have been any studies done on the brain while a person was in a hypnotic state?
    It would be interesting to see how the brain responds to hypnosis while being view in a PET scan.
    Very interesting topic.

    1. Hi Poppa, wow you’ve practiced hypnosis yourself that’s wonderful. Thanks for stopping by. It is very fascinating how the mind can work. Your question is a good one, and makes me want to go and look up and do some research to find out. I too wonder how the brain would respond to a hypnosis. I’m sure it would show some kind of differences. I’ll look into this further. 

  13. I’ve always heard that hypnosis can help a lot of things, but I’ve always been scared to try, plus you know finances.  I’m actually really curious about this too.  Can you actively hypnotize yourself?  I know they say it’s possible, I’m kind of leery of letting myself be in control of that.  Plus I’m not very relaxed and knowing my luck, I probably can’t be hypnotized!  But it got me thinking, thanks a ton!

    1. Hey, it can be a little daunting at first when you allow yourself to be hypnotised. It is about trusting the process and for self hypnosis Also whether you feel that the hypnosis is real and trustworthy. I promote ehypnosis as I’ve also purchased some of their hypnosis downloads and know it’s the real deal. So I trust this process and allow myself to let go and relax as the hypnosis progresses and talks you through the topic you have chosen. Doing it at home feels much safer for me than being in front of someone guiding me with the hypnosis, plus it’s cheaper. I hope this helps ~kat

  14. I’ve always considered hypnosis to help with my personal anxiety and self consciousness. After reading this, I believe I will be giving it a shot in the near future. Thank you for such an informative article, I feel so much more confident in my understanding for how hypnosis would help. 

    1. It’s good to hear that this has helped you consider hypnosis as a viable option in your approach to helping you manage anxiety. It really can be beneficial and shift subconscious beliefs and help you change how you respond. All the best. ~kat

  15. Thank you for the reminder that our brain is programmed to keep us in our comfort zone.  I needed this reminder to push myself.

    I have never heard of hypnosis for wealth creation.  I know I deal with my money because of the values my parents hold.

    However, the option I am most interested in is for weight loss.  My weight has always been a struggle. I always have great intentions but somehow fail every time.  Perhaps this could work for me.

    1. As our current situation is the outcome of our brain’s thought processes, it has powerful effects on many aspects of our lives including our weight. As it works on our subconscious it can help us shift how we think about foods, how we respond when we are tempted and can thus help with how we approach weight loss goals. Let me know if you do decide to give hypnosis a try as part of your weight loss goals. ~kat

  16. Great post thanks for sharing! Brain Plasticity is a great point. not many people believe that we have the ability to strengthen our brains and change the way we think. but it’s true! I’m actually reading a book about that called Switch on your brain by Caroline leaf. All though it’s not directly related to Hypnosis, it does explain the science of how the brain changes on a daily basis and how being aware of this process allows us to make changes in our favor. Thanks for sharing again. love reading your stuff!

    1. Hey Daniel, that book sounds great, I might look into reading it myself. I love reading about brain plasticity and changing neural pathways that helps us continue to grow and flourish if we choose to. Hypnosis definitly has a place in being able to change our mindset and how we function in our everyday activities. thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas ~kat

  17. Sounds like you know a lot about hypnosis. Anxiety is one of the issues I’ve had many clients for. Hypnotherapy has been one of my best tools to help them beat it.

    Knowing our mind is plastic and is able to be reshaped, I feel hypnosis is one of the strongest modalities to do so.

    It’s great that people are getting over there entertainment of hypnosis fear and accepting it as a healing modality. Creating a shift in a person to totally transform their life is one of the best feelings a hypnotherapist can have.

    1. Hi Jagi, it’s great to hear from you and you’ve found hypnosis valuable in your work with those who experience anxiety. It’s very effective for helping one overcome anxiety. I often do a guided meditation with my clients to help them relax and lower their experience of anxiety. Hypnosis certainly has the power to help one shift their negative experiences or desire to change one’s behaviors. ~kat

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