What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a safe and relaxing way of changing yourself and your experience of life, and works through the medium of trance. A trance is something we experience every day: have you ever drifted off in a business meeting or family gathering? Ever driven a car and found you were daydreaming for the previous few miles? Well, while your conscious mind was in a trance – daydreaming – your unconscious mind was driving the car. Daydreaming is a normal everyday ‘mind in neutral’ light trance. Cognitive hypnotherapy uses this natural light trance state to prime new neural connections in the brain that lead to a more positive outcome i.e. the change you want in your life. And like in a daydream, you remain in relaxed control throughout.

What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy was developed by author and trainer Trevor Silvester , founder of the Quest Institute in London, and it combines hypnotherapy with recent discoveries in Evolutionary Psychology, Positive Psychology, Cognitive theory and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), to change the meaning you make from your past experience. Thus you become free from inhibiting thought patterns and behaviour which can hamper the enjoyment of your life

How many sessions will I need?

Like Human Givens psychotherapy and counselling, Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a creative and productive process that can make a difference surprisingly quickly; problems can often be resolved within a small number of sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way provides great value for money.

Is it medically supported?

Yes, as of 2002: “Hypnotherapy is supported by more scientific research than any other complementary therapy”.
The Which? Guide to Complementary Therapies, 2002

"Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy."
The Professional Affairs Board of the British Psychological Society, 2001

Hypnotherapy has long been recognised as a successful intervention, even as far back as 1892 by the BMA (British Medical Association): “The Committee are of opinion that as a therapeutic agent, hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments [i.e., 'neurotic' or 'psychogenic' conditions].

Book in for short consultation about how Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you (free of charge) or call for an appointment on 07887 682291 or email tom@graceful-change.co.uk.

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