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Cognitive Hypnotherapy 

Hypnotherapy in London, Ealing & Online

Cognitive Hypnotherapy, is a modern approach, which aims to effect powerful change on an unconscious level in the shortest possible time.

Are you feeling anxious, struggling to sleep, or finding your fears overwhelming? Or perhaps your unwanted beliefs are causing emotional imbalance leading to you feeling inadequate, angry or lacking in confidence.

Cogntitive Hypnotherapy helps shift your unwanted thoughts & behaviours, and empowers you with the tools to take back control of your feelings, so you can start to live the life you want.


Watch this short animation to understand what Cognitive Hypnotherapy is all about.

What Can Hypnotherapy Help?

Anxiety, Confidence, Fears, Fertility, Habits, Insomnia, Weight Loss

This is a just sample of areas in which hypnotherapy could help.

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The Hypnotherapy Session

During the Hypnotherapy sessions, you will feel relaxed but will be able to talk to me throughout. This involves being in a light trance, similar to when you find yourself day dreaming or on autopilot. You won’t do, or say anything that you aren't aware of, or comfortable with. I will not be "doing" hypnotherapy to you - you will remain in control, I will be there as your facilitator and guide.

If you decide to experience Hypnotherapy, you will work with me as your guide in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment.

You will:

  • Receive your own tailored, confidential treatment using a variety of safe techniques. Each person and each presenting problem is unique and will be treated as such.

  • Develop true confidence to get back in control of your life.

  • Banish your limited beliefs and unwanted feelings which may be holding you back.

  • Overcome your fears, anxiety and stress.

  • Stop unwanted behaviours or habits.

  • Learn tools, techniques and strategies to use for yourself.

  • Receive email and telephone support between sessions, during office hours, if required.

  • Receive relevant hypnosis mp3s to listen to at home.

"Jo creates tailored hypnotherapy sessions that are adapted for you with a combination of face-to-face sessions, practical exercises & downloads to listen to at home. The treatment has been of great value to me."

What Hypnotherapy Tools Do You Use?

There are no fixed ways of working, each clients session will be completely different depending on your needs.

As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I am trained to use a mix of proven techniques including Traditional Hypnosis, NLP, Time Line Reprocessing, Positive Psychology, and CBT.

There will be no swinging watches in sight!

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a powerful and effective tool for change and is a completely safe and natural trance state.

When you read, listen to music or daydream you are often in trance; your attention narrows to focus on one thing. For example, if you are focused on reading, you may be unaware of other sounds or activities in the room. When you are asleep the brain waves are very different to being  hypnotised where you show a enhanced level of concentration.  You are alert, awake, and able to respond.

You will be lead into hypnosis, listening to words that focus on the feelings of deep relaxation. You will remain conscious of what is going on around you, with full mental control and will not do anything or say anything that you do not want. At any time you can simply open your eyes and stop therapy.

We believe that trance states are part of the pattern of a problem, but also a powerful part of the solution. By using your natural trance state to uncover the feelings, thoughts and memory patterns that lead to and maintain your problem we can begin to understand and find a solution.

I will speak to your unconscious mind, using visualisations and suggestions to help reframe unhelpful ways of feeling, thinking or behaving so  you can leave these behind. Simply being in the state of hypnosis will create physiological changes that reduce stress and any negative effect on health and well-being.

Can I be Hypnotised?

The more intelligent and self-controlled you are, the easier it is to be hypnotised. Although there are difference in how you respond to hypnosis.  It has been found that around 30% of people are fairly resistant to hypnotherapy.

No one can be hypnotised against their will.  However you tend to reduce your inhibition under hypnosis and will then be more read to take on any suggestions.

Hypnotic trance is all about concentrating, so it is not suitable for people with mental health problems, those with low IQ may also find it difficult.

What is NLP?

NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming, has a central place in Cognitive Hypnotherapy. The techniques are based on the relationship between our patterns of thought (neurology), how we communicate these thoughts through body language and words (linguistics) and how we respond to these in our behaviour and emotions (programming).

NLP techniques help you to understand your own behaviour and reactions to events that occur in your life. With that knowledge and the self help tools you can change negative thought patterns and limiting beliefs that may be causing you difficulties.  You can then replace them with positive ones, which, once taught can be used throughout your life.

NLP is often utilised for performance improvement in areas such as sport, academic performance, sales as well as personal development. NLP on its own can provide an excellent tool for change, allowing you to live the most fulfilled life possible.

What is Time Line Reprocessing?

Time Line Reprocessing is a powerful process that has evolved from hypnosis and NLP.  Helping to change the impact of painful emotions linked to events or memories in the past. Then looking at what you could learn from those events that could be a useful resource for the future.

It is a useful tool to enable individuals to clear beliefs which may not be true or which no longer serve a purpose and help the client move towards new goals and beliefs for the future.

Three common limiting beliefs are: “I don’t deserve it”, "I'm a failure" and “I'm not good enough”.

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive psychology is the science of the positive aspects of human life. It includes things such as happiness, well-being and flourishing. Its founder, Martin Seligman, described it as the “scientific study of optimal human functioning that aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive".

Psychology often emphasises the shortcomings of individuals not their potential. However, this approach focuses on reaching your potential.

It is not a way to fix issues, but is focused on researching things that could make your life worth more positive and worth living.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT, is based in the premise that we have the ability to control our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

Cognitive refers to the process of learning and understanding through our experience, what we take in through our five senses, and what we think about all of it. This happens consciously, meaning we are aware of it, and unconsciously, meaning these thought and feelings happen.

automatically, without our awareness.
Behaviour is the way we respond this can happen intentionally when we are aware of our cognitive processes, or reactively when we respond unconsciously to a situation.

Instead of focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, CBT helps yo overcome negative, destructive thinking u to look for ways to improve your state of mind now in a more logical way.

Client Feedback

Jo Simons - Hypnotherapy & Coaching
Based on 47 Google Reviews

I contacted Jo because I had a problem with sleeping. After two sessions and with the help of relaxation tapes that she prepared for me my sleeping has improved - most nights I fall asleep quickly and sleep through the night. I am amazed and delighted. I would recommend Jo's hypnotherapy sessions to anyone with a similar problem

I had never tried hypnotherapy before, but Jo put me at ease and I can say that the sessions and the personal recording has helped me tremendously. Thanks Jo!

I first discovered Jo a few years ago while going through a very stressful time in my life when I was feeling anxious and had difficulty sleeping. I attended a hypnotherapy course which really helped me to feel calm and sleep better. I still see Jo on a regular basis for reflexology which I love, I find it soothing and always leave feeling calm and refreshed. I would highly recommend Jo she's amazing!

Jo was absolutely fantastic at helping me! I really cannot recommend her work enough. From initial consultation to the hypnotherapy and then the aftercare mp3's. I feel so much better. Thanks Jo!

Why Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an Evidence-Based therapy

I was trained by The Quest Institute. We are the only hypnotherapists that have evidence-based research specific to our approach to therapy. The Mental Health Review Journal published a study, which discovered that Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy was 71% effective for the treatment of anxiety and depression. PUBLISHED RESEARCH.

We believe all behaviour has a positive intention.

Studies suggest that approximately 90% of our behaviour is unconscious. Imagine what it would be like if we had to consciously make a decision about every behaviour we did - we would never get anything done!

We are all motivated to move towards things such as people, activities or behaviour, which our unconscious mind believes deliver a benefit.  Whilst using its knowledge of what has happened to us in the past, we avoid doing things which we our personal belief system believes will bring us harm. For example, if you find yourself avoiding making a presentation, or hiding from spiders, then it’s probably because your unconscious has decided, at some point in the past, that these are a threat.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy aims to update our negative beliefs whether they are about ourselves, others or the  the world around us, so they can be shaped into something more positive and supportive. So you can begin to feel in control of your life again.

We believe you and your issues are unique.

Traditional hypnotherapy is often a one size fits-all approach, sometimes just using hypnosis, and is heavily dependent on set scripts. However we all experience life in different ways and our problems are unique.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy, treats the individual and not just the label given to the problem.  So I will completely tailor the treatment plan for you using a variety of different techniques depending on what is right for you.

mp3 recordings, to listen to at home.

I will give you mp3 hypnosis recordings to listen to at home to further embed the hypnotic suggestions after the session.

"Jo put me at ease from the start. I felt very cared for and given the space to make connections and valuable insights."

Hypnotherapy - Make A Positive Change

I speak to all my clients before we agree to work together to discuss what you want to achieve and how the process will work.

Our Hypnotherapy session will then be booked for us to met either Online via Zoom, or face to face in Ealing, West London or Central London. Many clients now prefer Online Hypnotherapy as they have the added comfort of being in their own home, plus no travelling time or costs.

So, whether you would like to feel more confident, overcome your anxiety, banish an annoying habit, take control of a difficult area of your life or just want to feel happier, get in touch so you can start to make some positive changes and start to live the life you want.


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