- Hypnotherapy has been proven to be effective in dealing with minor and major traumas and in learning how to handle addiction, pain, fear, anxiety, illness, loss, relationship problems or just not feeling comfortable in your own skin. In this handbook, the author shows that hypnotherapy is a profession that you can learn by means of clearly written methods and step-by-step techniques. She describes these methods and techniques in detail and she shows how and when they can be applied. These descriptions are illustrated with examples from real-life sessions. Barbelo Uijtenbogaardt is a pedagogue, hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy teacher, psychosocial therapist and Raja yoga teacher. She is the founder of the Academie Hypnos (PSBK, psychosocial training, certified by CPION) that provides training courses for hypnotherapy, integrated psychosocial therapy and various specialities such as medical hypnosis.