Hypnosis 

  • What is hypnosis?

    Hypnosis is a psychological technique used in medicine and psychology as a tool to help bring about positive changes to both the mind and the body.

    The hypnotic process is produced either by oneself (self-hypnosis) or by responding to therapist’s instructions. It is often accompanied by a sense of being relaxed, with an increasing focus inwards.

  • What conditions can be referred?

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and we are able to accept referrals for this condition.

    Hypnosis is also offered for the management of other chronic physical health problems. Please see our “Psychological Therapy Services” webpage and leaflet for more details.

  • What should I expect when I come to the clinic?

    In the first session, a hypnosis practitioner carries out an assessment. Following sessions may be conducted on an individual or group basis, and can range from 6 or up to 8 weekly sessions. Over the course of the therapy sessions patients are taught self-hypnosis to manage their condition. At the end of the sessions, a letter is written to the referring healthcare practitioner informing them of the progress made during the course of the therapy.
  • Your appointments

    If you are unable to attend your assessment appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer it to someone else.

    If you have to cancel or change the booked therapy sessions, then please give as much notice as you can so we can offer the sessions to someone else before the start date.

    If you do not attend your appointments without telling us we will refer you back to your GP. Following your treatment you will be referred back to your GP.

  • Professional education and training

    The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.
Dr Raj Sharma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis

 Contact details

Hypnosis
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)

 Patient leaflets


Patient leaflets