Hypnotherapy to Cure Bi Polar
Well now that I have your attention, let’s talk today about scope of practice. I have been practising hypnotherapy since 1989 and it is my therapeutic first love. I have seen many wonderful transformations whilst using hypnosis as my primary therapeutic vehicle. When I first started in the profession, there was an understanding of what we can and as important what we cannot do with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. The profession was smaller and there was no mass marketing outlets like the internet.
The title of this piece is hypnotherapy to cure bi polar, the reason I am talking about this today, is because in my search for what to write about today, I came across a website where a practitioner is claiming just that. This practitioner seems to only have his basic hypnotherapy training behind him with no additional training in psychology or medicine. This is the type of claim that we as a profession must act on.
All of the published studies relating to this show that hypnotherapy in and of itself cannot “cure” “fix” or “curtail” bi polar. Now, of course, it is possible to use hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy to help sufferers with life skills and acceptance of their conditions in order to live a healthier life. But it is dangerous and irresponsible to claim to cure this (or indeed to “cure” anything). The vast majority of hypnotherapists are not medics, however, in my view, most could do with a medical ethics course before they go into practice.