What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy and how can it help me?
This approach is based on the idea that our thoughts directly affect our feelings which directly affects our behaviour.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy utilises recent revelations into why we do what we do and how to do what we want to do. It draws from positive psychology, evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, NLP and hypnotherapy and is always evolving as new information is discovered.
So how is Cognitive hypnotherapy different?
The approach blends CBT, NLP and positive psychology to make quick and lasting change.
The aim is to identify the unique mind-pattern programme of the problem and to guide the unconscious towards the solution. Each session is tailored to the individual, which means the changes are more likely to be accepted by the unconscious mind, making them ongoing and permanent.
Traditional hypnotherapy aims to take you into a deep state of trance. It works on the belief that in this state you’re open to the suggestions made by the therapist.
These suggestions tend to be focused on the problem, so clients with the same issue tend to be treated in the same way. Instead, as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist we approach each person as an individual. We identify the unique mind-pattern of your issue and tailor a programme specially designed to guide you towards the solution that you want for yourself.
For example, two people may both smoke 20 cigarettes a day. For one it may be a response to boredom, the other may perceive smoking as essential to remaining calm.
The route to a solution for each will be different. And because this approach works within your model of the world (there are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ scripts) – the changes you wish to make are more likely to be accepted by your unconscious mind, making them ongoing and permanent.