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.

The act of smoking cigarettes itself is not a psychiatric condition. However, difficulty in breaking the habit of smoking is sometimes loosely referred to as a “habit disorder”. Independent studies have shown that hypnotherapy is one of the most successful methods of helping you to quit. In fact you are five time more likely to break the habit with hypnosis than by willpower alone. Of all the talking therapies, hypnotherapy is the only one which will attempt to tackle smoking cessation. However, the major key to a successful outcome is your motivation to stop. If you can bring sufficient motivation to stop, I can provide the techniques to help you. I offer a one off, two-hour smoking cessation session this includes a free follow up phone call within the first 30 days of treatment During that time, I will utilise a number of different techniques to enable you to be released from the grip of cigarettes. Hypnosis will be only one part of our session together, as the pernicious grip of nicotine and its psychological hold on you needs attacking from several different angles.

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.

Phobia is an extreme, irrational fear of a specific object or situation. A phobia is classified as a type of anxiety disorder, since anxiety is the chief symptom experienced by the sufferer. Phobias are thought to be learned emotional responses.

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.

While some sleeping problems will have an obvious cause, others may not. Hypnotherapy for insomnia can be helpful if you are unsure why you are having difficulties sleeping. Using various techniques, a hypnotherapist will tap into your subconscious to uncover what may have triggered the problem. Once the cause is found, a tailored treatment created by the hypnotherapist can begin. Sessions will help you to develop a routine. Practising a routine will improve your sleep hygiene and reduce evening stress.
Depressed or anxious people don’t always respond well using forms of counselling or psychotherapy that encourages introspection or emotional arousal, as research shows this is often unintentionally harmful. As a Hypnotherapist I employ techniques from various therapies that have proven to be effective. These techniques coupled with the knowledge you shows the importance of vividly creating new expectations in the mind of the client to ‘kick-start’ them again.

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