Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a fast and effective way of dealing with emotional problems, habits and performance issues. I can quickly help you if you are suffering from stress or trauma related issues, addictions, temper, phobias, stress-related health issues, and a whole host of related conditions. Cognitive Hypnotherapy recognises that many mental functions are unconscious processes which can be difficult to address directly through logic and will-power. This includes habits, emotional responses, immune functions, strategies, focus and attention, memory access and attitude. Hypnosis has a long history of effectively managing these issues.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern style of hypnosis, developed by Trevor Silvester of the Quest Institute which takes the guess-work out of a lot of hypnosis work. All Cognitive Hypnotherapy treatments are entirely bespoke, built around your specific needs and taking into account the way the problem is manifested within you. The hallmark of this therapy tends to be much longer initial interviews spent gathering very specific information. The treatment is typically of a shorter duration often using very light trance work. Some clients who don’t like the thought of ‘losing control’ to the therapists, prefer this style of working. Inductions are shorter allowing the therapist to conduct several interventions in a session, test the work, and move to the next stage of the process. Typically, for more persistent issues, I will provide you with a relatively short hypnotic session (MP3) to listen to in-between sessions.  The improvement within each session can be quite profound. Clients should never be left wondering if the session has been effective.

Rather than relying on an open-ended weekly session that might span many years (e.g. like some counselling and psycho-dynamic models) I would rather rely on a steady stream of new clients needing just a handful of sessions, who then go on recommend their friends.  I think that’s better business in the long run.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is particularly useful for addressing emotional issues involving trauma where the client is averse to ‘opening-up’ about and discussing the cause of their problem in graphic detail.  I understand that this can be distressing and in many case, positively harmful.  I can operate in an entirely ‘content-free’ style without needing to open-up painful secrets or relive traumatic events.

Some people have one simple issue they need addressing and this may be addressed in a single session. For others there may be a number of layers that need work which might lead to small batches of sessions over an agreed period.