Well this is not so much a question for the social forum but I do know that hypnotherapy has been said not to be a good idea for people with bipolar as I was told by a mood disorders specialist. They did not detail why. But I would not consider it and did respect their advice. As for whether its of help it depends on the issue and the person involved.
Thank you for your response. :) I'll try asking my psychologist if I would make a good candidate or not. Thanks again. :)
I actually tried this for quite a few sessions in 1999, in an attempt to make going to high school less distressing. It was a move of desperation, as I had severe anxiety, and I refused to go to school. The hypnotherapist I went to had actually had a patient successfully go through surgery without anesthesia, and had a good reputation. After a few sessions though, we hadn't seen normal progress and he told my mother (it was her idea) that there likely wouldn't be anything he could do for me.
The hypnotherapist I saw was a very ethical guy though, and he referred me to a psychiatrist that he had high regard for. That psychiatrist was able to help me a lot, and I ended up seeing him regularly for 6 years, through most of my time in college. So while hypnotherapy didn't work for me, I still ended up being helped by the therapist! In a roundabout way at least.
A psychologist I later saw said it wasn't a surprise at all that I wasn't able to be hypnotized, due to my personality, so my case was probably a lost cause from the start. It might be worth asking a psychologist/psychiatrist if they think you're a good candidate.
If I do decide to try it, I'll gladly let you know if it works or not. :)
I've not tried it. If it works please let me know.