Hypnotherapy Success Rates

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How Does Hypnosis Compare to Other Forms of Therapy?

Compared to other forms of therapy, hypnosis is the obvious choice for many issues. Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. reviewed the overall lasting success of various psychological approaches. This study revealed the following success rates. 


  • Hypnotherapy - 93% success rate after six sessions
  • Behavior Therapy - 72% success rate after 22 sessions
  • Psychotherapy - 38% success rate after 600 sessions

Source: Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice, Volume 7, Number 1, Spring 1970