The short answer is yes! Hypnosis works to get rid of phobias and anxiety. In fact, one study suggests that combining hypnosis with other behavioral therapy methods, like CBT for phobias, increases its efficacy. (A second study confirmed these findings.)
Plus, another study indicates that people with phobias tend to be even more hypnotizable than the “average” person. In other words, they’re more likely to enter into a hypnotic trance and to benefit from hypnosis. Hypnosis is also effective in addressing both anxiety- and stress-related disorders that often accompany a specific phobia or fear.