Cognitive Hypnotherapy

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Cognitive Hypnotherapy is brief therapy

After a few sessions of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, many of my clients start to feel differently and notice improvements in their lives. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is brief therapy. The average number of sessions is between 3 and 6.

I’ve been practicing as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist since 2010 and recent research has shown it to be more effective than CBT in treating depression and anxiety. Further research is due to be published soon.

Some of the clients who find me, have tried dealing with their problems through other therapies. It’s not unusual for a client to approach me, after years of traditional counselling or other psychotherapies.

My clients get to the point that they feel they are not moving forward in the way that they want too. I’m not saying that these approaches don’t work, they do.  But long term relationships with therapists are problematic and effectiveness can wane.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy shifts the emphasis back to the individual. It teaches the client has everything they need already to resolve their problem. Someone needs to show them where to look. To offer guidance, positive encouragement, and genuine support in a safe, secure, non judgmental environment. That’s where I come in.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy and it’s influence

We have three brains, not one. They evolved at different times over billions of years.

  1. Our oldest brain (reptilian) controls all the everyday stuff that we don’t really notice. Things such as our heart rate, temperature, digestion, sleeping patterns, eating behaviours and hormones. We notice this stuff when it go outside normal ranges. Racing heart, hot flushes, sweating palms, and bad sleep patterns are examples that come into our conscious awareness.
  2. The mammalian brain is responsible for our emotions.  Love, lust, hate, lust, guilt, shame, embarrassment and greed.  Emotions generate physical feelings in our bodies. We use words and phrases to describe these feelings. “He makes me sick to my stomach”. “I don’t know what came over me”. ” I just lost it, and saw red”. “I have this warm feeling across my chest, I’m in love”.
  3. The last brain, the one that sits on top of the other two, is the one that’s responsible for controlling many of our rational thought processes. This brain is involved in future planning, or past reflection. This one is where consciousness resides. 

Cognitive Hypnotherapy, unlike other therapies, influences all three brains.

During the sessions, past memories might be explored, emotions uncovered, feelings might be changed and future positive events imagined.  Different interpretations are given to old negative behaviours. These jigsaw pieces can come together to create a different picture.

Watch this video if you are interested in finding out more about Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

If you want to find out more get in touch via my website.

By Sarah Jons

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