Clinical hypnotherapy can sometimes prove effective where symptoms have (previously) appeared intractable to other therapeutic approaches. This is because clinical hypnosis works on both the conscious and unconscious levels.
Clinical hypnosis is effective with a wide range of conditions. Nonetheless, it is important to remember that clinical hypnotherapy is not a panacea for every illness nor for all patients. Some patients do prefer pharmacotherapy options, others may not be motivated to change. Clinical hypnotherapy is most effective when both the practitioner and the patient work together to achieve a common therapeutic goal or outcome.