Hypnosis is a viable therapy for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Stiffness, shakiness, slowness, pain, fear, anxiety, dementia, and sleeplessness can be reduced and sometimes eliminated. As an integrated part of your medical care, clinical hypnosis is a safe and drug-free approach for treatment that has been shown to be effective in reducing these and other symptoms of Parkinson’s.

In 1990, the NIH conducted a study measuring the effects of hypnotherapy on tremors associated with Parkinson’s. During this study, the patients being observed were also monitored using polygraph recordings to measure results. This patient was also taught self-hypnosis and was instructed to implement the strategies up to four times a day, in addition to taking his traditional prescriptions. The study found daily sessions of hypnosis were beneficial in reducing tremors in the patient. 1

In another NIH report on hypnotherapy for Parkinson’s, “Results revealed a 94% reduction in rest tremors following treatment. Self-reported levels of anxiety, depression, sleep quality, pain, stiffness, libido, and quality of life also showed improvements. The patients reported a high level of satisfaction with treatment.”2

According to Science Daily, researchers found hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia (including Lewy Body) and improve quality of life for those living with the condition. 3

In my own hypnotherapy practice over the past 23 years, people with Parkinson’s Disease have reported to me improvements in:

  • Flexibility

  • Reduced tremors

  • Balance and mobility

  • Reduced anxiety and improved peace of mind

  • Better mood

  • More motivated and engaged with life

  • Reduced pain

  • Better sleep

  • Improved memory

As part of the hypnosis sessions that we have together, I teach you self-hypnosis and other mindfulness-based tools, so you can use hypnosis on your own, with the hypnosis MP3 recordings I provide. This helps ensure your improved quality of life by promoting positive behavioral responses to symptoms. Hypnotherapy can help restore confidence. It can help you summon motivation to refuse to be beaten. It can help you step back, one step at a time, into your life and keep on moving.

Medical Hypnosis will not cure you, but it can heal you by restoring wholeness. You really can live with joy, happiness, and hope. 


Roger Moore is a certified counselor and registered hypnotherapist with Palm Desert Hypnosis and can be FOUND IN THE Wellness Village where he has been since September 2019.

In addition to offering Telehealth sessions that are live online worldwide from your home, office or wherever you may be, Palm Desert Hypnosis is creating group sessions specifically for PRO members. 

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Updated: August 16, 2017