​Evidence Based Research - Scholar Article on Hypnosis​

Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D.

presented a review many years ago in the journal, "Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)" and also published in American Health magazine.
He gave the following recovery rates:

  • Hypnotherapy was 93% after an average of 6 sessions.

  • Psychoanalysis was 38% success rate after an average of 600 sessions.

  • Behavior Therapy was 72% after 22 sessions.

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"Averaging the above figures, we find that for psychoanalysis we can expect a recovery rate of 38% after approximately 600 sessions. For Wolpian therapy, we can expect a recovery rate of 72% after an average of 22 sessions, and for hypnotherapy we can expect a recovery rate of 93% after an average of 6 sessions."

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