Even the skeptical do acknowledge the efficacy of self hypnosis, particularly in helping people get a handle on their anxieties. This article in the Daily Mirror speaks about use of hypnotherapy to help people control their anxieties.
In particular, self hypnosis can help to control the sort of anxieties that are born out of situations, which people feel they have no control over.
HypnoBirthing is one technique that many women have found to be of great value in the process of birthing.
Here hypnosis can help women feel relaxed and more in control on the situation; in this case being childbirth.
Also hypnodieting is being adopted by many quite successfully. This helps those who indulge in compulsive eating by giving them more control over their diet so they can take charge and help themselves lose weight.
Then there is the virtual gastric band, that obviates the need for actually surgery and makes a person believe that they have undergone the surgery to make them eat less.
There is also the possibility that hypnotherapy could come to the aid of those who have different kinds of phobias and Tourette’s syndrome.