Self hypnosis could be useful in aiding treatment for children suffering from anxiety, research has suggested.
A small study found that hypnotherapy helped psychological treatment in reducing anxiety and feelings of helplessness in students.
The effects of hypnotherapy were found to be greater than those of more traditional relaxation techniques.
The research, conducted at Hampshire Hypnotherapy Centre, was revealed to the British Psychological Society.
Hypnosis is also useful in preparing for test and the college boards.