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New focus: Adelaide GP brings in hypnotherapist for first time

14 January, 2014

A general practice clinic in Adelaide has embraced hypnotherapy as an alternative medicine for its patients to help with addictions, weight management and anxieties.

The Garden Clinic Family Medical Practice has found that hypnotherapy can be a useful alternative medicine for patients who are not in favour of certain drugs to treat them and for patients to have more options which are safe and effective.

These include addictions like smoking, alcohol and gambling but also cover weight loss and anxiety and even dealing with stress or grief, as well as premature ejaculation and impotence.

Some of the potential benefits to using hypnotherapy are said to include: helping patients quit smoking without the need of Champix or nicotine patches etc; effectively treating organic impotence and premature ejaculation; removing phobias and anxieties; helping to motivate patients to lose weight and eat and exercise sensibly; and helping with patients who have lost a loved one or who are coping with depression; helping with stress and stress-related issues.

The Garden Clinic Family Medical Practice hypnotherapist, Clive Westwood is fully qualified with the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and is a member of the Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy, as well as being on the Australian National Hypnotherapy Register.