Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an effective way of resolving a wide range of emotional and physical problems. It utilises our natural everyday trance states to communicate with the subconscious mind. An example of an everyday trance state is daydreaming, which can easily happen when you’re enjoying a good book, film, or are listening to music and become so absorbed that you lose track of time. Have you ever experienced driving your car and arriving at your destination with little memory of the journey? That’s another example of a trance state.

‘There is more scientific evidence for hypnotherapy than any other complementary therapy’

The Health Education Authority

During hypnosis the busy conscious mind is encouraged to rest for a while, allowing communication with the subconscious mind. The sensation of hypnosis is somewhere between being asleep and waking up and for most purposes, a light trance is all that’s required. You’ll be aware of what’s happening during the entire process and you are always in control. The therapist’s role is to act as a guide and to help identify any negative patterns of thought, behaviour or emotion connected to the problem. The therapist will make suggestions which filter through to the subconscious mind and help to reprocess its perspective. These suggestions are widely accepted by the subconscious because they’re based on the client’s history, internal feedback and desired outcome from therapy.

Most issues can be resolved in a relatively short amount of time. Clients often notice an improvement in how they feel after just one or two sessions. This powerful form of communication is a safe, natural, drug free therapy, using techniques that can update your instinctive response to the environment.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is different to traditional hypnotherapy because it combines learning and research from other disciplines such as; Neuroscience, Cognitive Theory, Positive Psychology, Gestalt, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Evolutionary Psychology. This unique approach creates a powerful framework for hypnotherapy and can achieve amazing results.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses Wordweaving™, created by Trevor Silvester, Director of The Quest Institute. Wordweaving™ is a unique method of creating powerful hypnotic suggestions using information from the client’s own mind.

Cognitive Hypnotherapists work in their client’s model of the world, utilising any information that can help move the client towards their solution state. We do not read from scripts. Our approach is to create a bespoke hypnosis pattern for each client, tailored specifically to their problem and solution state. Our belief is that no two problems are the same. The difference in any problem, no matter how small, is found in the finer detail, which is what Cognitive Hypnotherapists seek during therapy. We’re all different.

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