Peter Winslow, a life coach and the owner of GoldMind, LLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers counseling, coaching, hypnotherapy, and fitness services. While hypnosis cannot cure all ills, practitioners like Peter Winslow can use it effectively to address some behavior patterns.
The power of hypnosis lies in its modification of perception. This means that, while it often cannot serve as a primary medical practice, it excels as a complementary medical approach. Hypnosis has been found to be useful for several conditions. Many of the uses of hypnosis have to do with pain control. Hypnosis has been used to aid in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, and acute clinical pain. It has been used to deal with childbirth-related pain as well, but the results have been inconclusive.
Hypnosis may also help people quit smoking. There is a wealth of anecdotal data supporting the pairing of hypnosis with other approaches. The overall evidence, however, is mixed. Finally, hypnosis can help treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Many disorders that affect young people, for instance, nightmares and night terrors, may respond to hypnosis.