5 Conditions Helped by Hypnotherapy


Did you know that Ottawa Counselling Services offers hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy uses skilled verbal therapy to guide a patient to feelings of relaxation, focused attention, and intense concentration. Through this concentration, your trained therapist can guide your focus toward specific perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. In tandem, you can work with your therapist to set goals or make life changes to overcome many adversities. Here are five conditions that are helped by hypnotherapy with Ottawa Counselling Services:


Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, unease, and apprehension when an unfamiliar or uncertain situation nears. Some people experience anxiety about big life events (like a final exam, or a new job interview). Other people may become anxious and preoccupied over relatively minor events and occurrences. Your hypnotherapist can help you uncover the root cause and will assist you as you release yourself from thoughts and self-imposed obstacles that hold you back from experiencing life fully and openly.


Hypnotherapy can also help you relieve stress. Once your therapist has guided you into a hypnotic state, the process is two-fold. One, you can reduce or eliminate stress by identifying a root cause. Secondly, your therapist will work with you to come up with a stress management plan. Your mind is what triggers your body to feel stress. When you train your mind not to respond to stress triggers, or to choose a more healthy way to cope with difficult situations, you are much less likely to experience stress.

Sleep Disorders

When you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, the ramifications can ripple through all areas of your life. Sleep disorders can include insomnia, bedwetting, teeth grinding, night terrors, or excessive sleep. Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for sleep disorders because it trains you to change patterns of behaviour. Your therapist can help find the root cause and recondition destructive patterns of behaviour.


Depression affects millions of Canadians. Symptoms can include prolonged sadness, destructive thoughts, fatigue, trouble with sleep, weight loss or gain, muscle pains, and trouble with concentration. Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for many people with depression by addressing the underlying cause, dispelling destructive thoughts, and suggesting constructive life changes.

Grief & Loss

Loss is inevitable, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. The natural emotional response to loss is called grief. Hypnotherapy can be a very important part of the healing process. Your therapist can give you constructive suggestions to help cope with the symptoms of grieving, like weight loss, sickness, sleeplessness, or deep sadness.

If you struggle with any of these conditions, hypnotherapy may be an effective treatment. Schedule an appointment with Ottawa Counselling Services today.