Cognitive Hypnotherapy is natural, safe and gentle.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern therapy and works on the basis that trance states are everyday experiences. It’s those moments where you’re doing things without thinking about what you’re doing, like driving to work while mentally rehearsing what you’re going to say at your meeting later on. It’s when you’re daydreaming, or engrossed in watching TV or reading a book or newspaper.
Science suggests that we’re in these states for 90% of the time. Cognitive Hypnotherapy works on the basis that it can be these unconscious thought processes that cause us to behave in ways that consciously, we’d prefer not to like overeating, smoking, or negative thinking.
One of the questions that I’m most frequently asked is “do you think I’m susceptible?” and my answer is an easy yes because it’s just a relaxed state.
Our approach is different to traditional hypnotherapy because we know that everybody is unique and so we tailor our sessions and approach to suit the needs of each individual person. We select and integrate a range of techniques from NLP (neurolinguistic programming), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Mindfulness, EMI (eye movement integration) and many more.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an interactive process where the therapist acts as a guide. The principle is that you can find your own solutions with skilled assistance. I am totally committed to helping you get to where you want to be and if you too are fully committed, I can gently guide and support you as you change unwanted behaviour and thoughts and move towards achieving the solution you want.
Sessions last between an hour and 90 minutes and it’s likely that we’ll agree upon some homework between sessions to accelerate your progress. This may include listening daily to an mp3 download as you move towards achieving the solution you want. Issues include:
- Stop Smoking
- Weight loss
- Confidence in pregnancy and childbirth
- Fertility and help with IVF
- Overcoming panic and anxiety
- Improving confidence and self-esteem
- Relaxation and dealing with stress
- Exam nerves and interview nerves
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Phobias and fears
- Unwanted habits