Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is a modern method of combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with clinical Hypnotherapy to bring about positive and long lasting changes.
CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) is a form of talking therapy which helps us identify negative patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving and replace them with more helpful ones. The focus is on dealing with our problems in the here and now rather than analysing the past which helps in getting faster results.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS recommend CBT in the treatment of anxiety and depression, and there is also good evidence that CBT can help with many other conditions such as panic attacks, phobias, sleep problems. stress-related conditions, changing habits etc.
According to research, hypnosis, in combination with CBT, can be more effective than CBT alone for many conditions. Treatment is also usually much quicker , on average 4-6 sessions compared to 5-20 when the client is treated using CBT alone.
Initially you will look at your old thought patterns and beliefs, then learn new skills and techniques to adjust the way you think , feel and behave. You will also be guided to develop realistic goals that you would like to achieve, asked to carry out home tasks to bring to future sessions plus keep a thoughts diary.
Where relevant, I combine hypnosis and mindfulness with CBT techniques to help you understand and address what’s going on in your life, and to help you develop more helpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
Clinical hypnosis can help treat a wide range of physical and psychological issues. It is a completely safe and pleasant state of deep relaxation during which you mind is more receptive to positive suggestions that will help you make the changes necessary to achieve the results you want.
By relaxing, thinking positively and picturing your goals, hypnosis can help you to progressively adjust habitual feelings and behaviours.
During hypnosis you remain aware of what’s going on around you and will be able to stop the session at any point should you want to.
Habit Reversals - Tics
- Nail Biting/ Skin Picking
- Thumb Sucking
- Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
Fears & Phobias
Working with Cancer Patients