In 2003, a working group from the University of Tübingen, commissioned by the MEG (Milton Erickson Society for Clinical Hypnosis) and the German Hypnosis Society (DGH), compiled in an expert report 45 proofs of efficacy of hypnosis therapies, previously selected according to scientific criteria, and presented the neurobiological basis of hypnosis.This expertise was intensively reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board Psychotherapy and finally led to the recognition of hypnotherapy in 2006 according to § 11 PsychThG as a scientific treatment method in many areas of application.
Among the best researched and positively considered areas include in particular somatic disorders with psychological involvement. These include:
In recent years, the effectiveness of hypnosis has been further extensively studied and finally scientifically proven.
This led to the fact that in addition to the recognition as a scientific method of treatment, the scope of hypnosis is becoming larger and larger:
Hypnosis is used in operations as a substitute for anesthesia, in the field of chronic diseases or pain and in psychotherapy and psychosomatic
. However, not only the sick person benefits from the effect of hypnotherapy today.
Hypnosis also promotes personal development and helps to make important decisions and lead a free, self-determined life.