Max Shear leads a free trial hypnotherapy session at the Hypnosis Studio in Hong Kong. It gives people a chance to find about the benefits of hypnosis and to try it before signing up for therapy sessions. Photo: Snow Xia

Depressed, anxious, in pain? How the relaxing power of hypnotherapy can help free your mind and body

  • Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years and is now being more widely adopted by the medical community
  • A hypnotised person is deeply relaxed, open to suggestion and has heightened focus. It’s quite safe – nobody can be hypnotised if he or she doesn’t want to be
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Max Shear leads a free trial hypnotherapy session at the Hypnosis Studio in Hong Kong. It gives people a chance to find about the benefits of hypnosis and to try it before signing up for therapy sessions. Photo: Snow Xia
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Snow Xia

Snow Xia

Snow Xia joined the South China Morning Post in 2019. Prior to this, she produced documentary videos for Boston Channel 5 (Hearst Television) in the United States. She graduated with a Master’s in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor's in finance from Kean University.

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen is a Graduate Trainee reporter at The Post. She joined the team in 2019 after graduating with a degree in politics and journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker, covering fintech and private banking. As a Filipino who grew up in Hong Kong, she speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.