«The first step to absolute happiness is to take full,
total and complete responsibility
as the creator of every single aspect of your life.
This includes the good and the bad.»
A survey of scientific literature was conducted by Alfred Barrios to compare recovery rates for various modalities of therapy:
Psychoanalysis can be expected to have a 38% recovery rate after approximately 600 sessions
Behaviour therapy (“All behaviours are learned and unhealthy behaviours can be changed through CBT, desensitisation therapy, aversion therapy…”) can be expected to have a 72% recovery rate after an average of 22 session
Hypnotherapy can be expected to have a 93% recovery rate after an average of 6 sessions
Conclusion: Barrios noted that to change thought patterns, behaviours and habits, hypnotherapy was the most effective therapy and needed less time than any other type of therapy.
Source: Barrios, Alfred A. "Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal," Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)
More and more, hypnotherapy is being recognised as an extremely efficient therapy in all sorts of fields, and studies are there to prove it. Here are some examples of research studies covering a variety of cases: childbirth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, recovery (surgery), skin diseases (ichthyosis), sports performance.
Take your life in your own hands and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.