Other referral information
|UCLH service name||Choose and book specialty||Clinic type|
|Medical & Clinical Hypnosis - GI and Liver||GI and Liver (Medicine and Surgery)||Upper GI incl Dyspepsia, Lower GI (Medical) excl IBD|
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 the therapist’s instructions. It is often accompanied by a sense of being relaxed, with an increasing focus inwards.
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/hypnotic techniques may also be used to help patients to self manage their chronic physical health problems.
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.
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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.