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Are you experiencing difficulties in your life?

Do you need help to change?

Are you curious about how Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you to achieve your goals?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy approach is based on the premise that our thoughts directly affect our feelings... which in turn directly affects our behaviour.

Each person has a unique way of "doing" their problem. The aim is to identify the unique mind-pattern programme of the problem and to guide the unconscious towards the solution that you want for yourself consciously.

Modern neuroscience shows that the unconscious controls 90 per cent of our behaviour, so if you have emotions or behaviours that don't respond to your conscious efforts to change or control them, "updating" your unconscious could help.

This approach can help with many concerns such as:

If your concern is not listed here, then please contact me to discuss

Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy (CHT) is a unique therapy that believes that the therapist's role is not to come up with answers, only questions that guide the client to finding his or her own answers.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy does not believe that depth of trance is a significant factor in the success of a suggestion or technique. Instead, it uses the client's natural trance states (like you experience when driving and can't remember the journey, or been in a meeting and you were "miles away") to assist in uncovering the feelings, thoughts and memory patterns that led to the problem, and which continue to maintain it.

Hypnotic suggestions are intended to disrupt the process that brings those thoughts into life. These indirect suggestions are built from the words, thoughts and expressions, the client uses when describing both their problem and solution state. In CHT we call this wordweaving? , a style of communication developed and taught by the internationally recognised Trevor Silvester, the founder of The Quest Institute.

Everyone is unique and so is their experience of their problem. As a Quest trained professional, I will identify your unique patterns or thoughts and emotions of your issue and create a personal and bespoke treatment plan just for you to help you achieve any needs or goals using the very latest scientifically driven ideas and techniques.

We all get locked into behaviours, habits and beliefs, which we realise, are reducing the quality of our lives but yet still carry on doing them. This is because the unconscious is in control of these responses but keeps the thought pattern that generates them hidden from our conscious awareness. These patterns can be out of date and inappropriate in our present life. CHT utilises techniques to modify these patterns so the client can take control of his or her behaviour.

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

NLP is the study of how our mind interprets the information it receives through our senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, taste) into a 'language' that it can understand.

Some well known NLP statements are:

We were not born with low self-esteem, tendencies to over-eat, or suffering from compulsive behaviours - these are all habits we have learned and practised so often that they become part of 'who we are'. For example, someone might be overweight and wants to be slimmer and healthier, but their brain still suggests food when they feel uncomfortable, because eating for many years made them feel better about themselves. It is an ingrained pattern of behaviour.

NLP techniques are used to assist the individual to adapt whatever it is they are doing, into behaviours that will give them the results they want. NLP aims to increase the choices available in any situation, and remove the limitations which currently prevent sound choices being made, so optimising performance.

NLP comes from the study of excellence and the subsequent teaching of those patterns to others. Each person is unique and sees the world from his own unique perspective. Throughout his life a person will use his experiences to make sense of events, developing patterns that they will continue to follow. This will be whether the resultant behaviours are good or bad.

Doing something well, consistently, is not an accident. It is a process.

Doing something badly, consistently, is not an accident. It is a process.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

EFT is a form of "psychological acupressure" - an emotional clearing technique that releases any 'stuck' emotions which are preventing a person from moving forward in their lives. It is based upon the fact that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system. A thought or memory triggers this disruption which is then experienced as a physical or psychological pain.

EFT is used by tapping on the energy meridians which are also used in acupuncture. The tapping is done using fingers and no needles are used. It is simple and easy to apply and can be done by the therapist on the client, or by the client on themselves, following the therapist's instructions.

Our thoughts constantly create patterns of energy, which in turn release hormones, chemicals and neurotransmitters. EFT interrupts this chain of events, so preventing the previously expected emotional reaction. The effect of our thoughts can be demonstrated by thinking of something negative, bad or unhappy. Take note of how you are starting to feel. Then do the same with a happy, positive thought and feel the difference.