Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I hear a lot about Reiki and hynotherapy being used to treat PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. Even the US military has started promoting reiki as a calming treatment for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
There are many simple stress-relieving tools that are known to work for a wide variety of PTSD symptoms, including fear, depression, violence, anger, insomnia, and inability to focus. While medications and other Western treatments can do a lot, there are so many tools like reiki that can help those with PTSD function and get along in the non-military world.
Andrew T. Austin is a UK-based therapist who is well known for his effective work with PTSD patients. Austin's focus is the real world, and what the best tools are that will help people function in that world. He focuses on IEMT (integral eye movement technique), which is highly effective after trauma, and can help with memories, nightmares, and other "mental movies" of the trauma.
His home study course and membership site have been successfully used by people all over the world. If you have PTSD, or have close friends or family who suffer, this material is really helpful and can be used in the privacy of your home.