Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) combines evidence-based, mainstream treatments for anxiety, mild depression, menopausal flushes + more
CBT is available from the NHS (but not with hypnotherapy). Please consider seeing your GP to discuss treatment options before making a decision to consult me. The NHS link contains some issues to consider when considering treatment options.
CBT works through the understanding that our thoughts (cognitions) influence our feelings (emotions), responses (behaviours) and bodily sensations to events. Recognising and changing unhelpful ingrained/automatic/subconscious assumptions and patterns of thinking can improve how we respond to events.
Evidence from clinical trials shows that CBT is particularly helpful for anxiety, panic, mild depression, menopausal hot flushes.
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Hypnosis can be used to reinforce CBT.
Hypnosis is a state of focussed attention, like being engrossed in a film or a good book.
There is no mystical ‘trance’ state.
You can't be made to do silly or embarrassing things like you may have seen in stage hypnosis entertainment!
Self-hypnosis is a skill which almost any client can learn.
The client is actively “doing” self-hypnosis and can choose to stop whenever s/he/it/they want(s).
As an essential part of your online hypnotherapy treatment you will be required to engage in between-session tasks, aimed at promoting independence in using the skills and techniques learnt in our therapy sessions. Although we work together as a team, you need to be fully committed to do these home assignments necessary to help you change your unhelpful ingrained patterns of thinking and behaviour. I suggest you approach them with a spirit of curiosity.
Afterwards we will see how you found them, and modify them as your confidence grows. My aim is to teach you evidence-based skills which you can use in other areas of your life; you will grow in confidence, become your own therapist and no longer need me!