Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
About Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
CBH is an effective and diverse form of therapy and can be successfully applied to a number of different disorders and ailments.
CBH is a collaborative process, not simply ‘done to you’. The object is to enable you to essentially become your own therapist over time learning self hypnosis and mindfulness thus leading to more helpful ways of thinking and behaving.
Over the course of the sessions you will learn relaxation techniques which you can apply yourself and then hypnosis and self hypnosis to deepen the effects and heighten feelings of confidence. The client therapist collaboration is very important. Goal setting is an important part of the process it is important to be specific and have a time frame to work within.
The principle of CBH is when you are fully relaxed and in a hypnotic state this is when you are more susceptible to positive suggestion. Therefore each treatment is bespoke for each client as we are all different and have our own unique ways of seeing our worlds even if it is unhelpful at times.
These are some of the ways CBH could help you
Hypnotherapy is a common method used for helping control exam nerves as it can help boost confidence and reduce feelings of anxiety. It can help you develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to sit an exam, or cope with a potentially overwhelming situation. The power of suggestion and visualisation techniques can encourage an individual to clear their racing mind and approach the exam with a cool, focused head. Hypnotherapy will help you recall studied information easily and correctly, as well as help restore your self-belief.
Anxiety is a gift from nature because it aids survival. None of us would live long if anxiety didn’t stop us from taking foolhardy risks! However, like anything else, excessive anxiety can be problematic and become as disabling as any chronic physical illness. Excessive fears and worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviours and post traumatic reactions are all forms of out of control anxiety. If you suffer from one of these conditions, or if your days are blighted by continual low-grade anxiety, it can feel as if life your will never be normal again, as if something alien is in control.
Hypnotherapy has an excellent and proven record at successfully treating phobias, which is why many people seek it as an effective and well researched form of therapy. Therapy for phobias will involve a process known as ‘systematic desensitisation’ which has a proven history of effectiveness in clinical studies. When combined with hypnosis, positive and permanent results are brought about much more rapidly.