Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary therapy that uses hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness.

Hypnosis is widely promoted as a treatment for various long-term conditions and for breaking certain habits. Some of the symptoms that can be treated with hypnosis are: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, self confidence, social phobia, stress, fears, addiction, insomnia, weight loss, sports performance, obsessions and compulsions.