Hypnosis is known to be, in many situations, a highly effective tool for change, helping people deal successfully with fears and phobias, anxiety, giving up habits such as smoking, getting over exam and test nerves, improving performance in sport and other areas, managing chronic pain and illness; but also can be helpful within longer term psychotherapy where emotions and behaviour from the past are affecting the present, and where there is a desire to let go of old patterns.

The decision to make change is the first step towards doing that, the next is to decide on the means.