During 1970, Alfred A. Barrios conducted a meta-analysis on hypnosis research studies. This has led to mainstream acceptance of hypnosis as an effective form of therapy.
In the research, Barrios compared 1,018 studies and articles on hypnosis, 899 articles on psychoanalytic study (therapy), and 355 on behavioral therapy. He came up with conclusions on the lasting success rates of the different therapies.
It showed 93% success rate using hypnotherapy after only 6 sessions.
This is comparing to 72% success rate with behavioral therapy (after 22 sessions on average).
And lastly with only a 38% success rate with psychotherapy (after an average of 600 sessions).
Concluding that for changing habits, thought patterns, and actual behaviour hypnosis was not only the most effective method but that it needed less time/sessions than any other type of therapy.
The normalization of just using therapy alone has led to a fortune made off the technique, that already has a low success rate even with so many sessions.
While using hypnotherapy that directly puts your mind in a state to create change, therapy alone simply goes over the trauma and issues over and over, in repetitive interventions, not targeting the serious problems.
You might of heard in your life that some people have been with their therapist for years and years. That should strike a chord that therapy isn’t just as reliable, and isn’t working efficiently. As well its estimated that during therapy, it’s estimated that as many as 15% of patients get worse after following treatments.
When trying to change your life, only you can make the change. Compared to therapy, hypnotherapy actually mentally programs you to change lifestyle habits and make you more susceptible to better habits. It helps solve the underlying mentality that causes the problems to persist.