FESH is dedicated to professional stage hypnotists only and its remit does not extend to hypnotherapy. Many of our members practise hypnotherapy privately, but this is independent of their membership of FESH.


Hypnotherapy can be a very powerful tool and may help with certain psychological issues; it has proved successful with smoking cessation, weight loss, phobias and anxiety. It is interesting to note that people in need of therapy are often keen to seek the help of a hypnotherapist once they have seen the powerful impact of hypnosis demonstrated in a stage show.


FESH is not in a position to answer any questions relating to hypnotherapy but if you decide to try this treatment then please use common sense and conduct your own research. You could try a session with a therapist who has been recommended by friends or family but always remember your first point of call should be your doctor.


Bear in mind that there is no officially recognised qualification for hypnotherapy. It’s very easy for quacks and charlatans to invent impressive-sounding titles and letters to put after their name. Always check these out on the Web, and see what kind of an organisation they represent.