What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Cognitive Hypnotherapy, is a modern approach, which aims to effect powerful change on an unconscious level in the shortest possible time. Empowering you with the tools to take back control of your feelings and behaviours.
If you decide to work with me you will:
- Work with me as your guide, in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment.
- 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.
- Receive relevant hypnosis mp3s to listen to at home.
- Learn tools, techniques and strategies to use for yourself.
- Receive email and telephone support between sessions, during office hours, if required.
Watch this short animation to understand what Cognitive Hypnotherapy is all about.
" Jo creates tailored 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."
Hypnotherapy could help:
This is a just sample of areas in which hypnotherapy could help. If I have not mentioned your issue please still contact me as if I can't help you I may know someone who can.
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The Hypnotherapy Session
Most people find hypnotherapy sessions enjoyable and relaxing. You won’t do, or say anything that you aren't aware of, or are comfortable with.
You will feel relaxed but will be able to talk to me throughout, so that we can work together to achieve the results that you desire. This usually involves being in a light trance, similar to when you find yourself day dreaming or on autopilot during the day.
There are no fixed ways of working and we are trained to use a mix of proven techniques including Traditional Hypnosis, NLP, Time Line Reprocessing, Positive Psychology, and/or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There are no swinging watches in sight!
The rate of development is entirely dependent on the individual client. So it is often difficult to predict the amount of sessions you will need. However, I usually see clients for somewhere between two and six sessions, ensuring we work in a way that suits you.
I will not be "doing" this to you - you will remain in control and I’m there merely as your facilitator and guide.
" I have now achieved things I never thought I would. Thanks to your knowledge and professional approach I now understand the link between what’s been happening in my life."
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.
In a study published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015, research found that Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy was 71% effective for the treatment of anxiety and depression when compared with other pure talk therapies, such as CBT often used within the NHS, which was only 42% effective.
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 believes will bring us benefit. On the basis of past experience we avoid 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 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 the label which has been given to the problem. So I will completely tailor the treatment plan for you using whatever techniques are right for you.
I provide mp3 recordings, for my clients to listen to at home.
This often helps to embed the suggestions, about how you would like to be, and also gives you some material to listen to in the future if an unexpected event causes some of the feelings to resurface.
Contact me today
I offer a free initial telephone consultation for you to ask any questions and to see if we can work together.
So, whether you would like to overcome a habit, take control of a difficult area of your life or feel happier, contact me and start to make some positive changes to your life.
I run Cognitive Hypnotherapy clinics in Ealing, West London & London W1.
"Jo put me at ease from the start. I felt very cared for and given the space to make connections and valuable insights."