Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is an evidence based practice where Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is integrated with Hypnosis in order to maximise successful treatment. CBH practitioners aim to show clients that most psychological problems stem from negative self-hypnosis, self-defeating thoughts and negative imagery. Our job is to empower clients and teach them how to control the self-hypnotic process.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural therapy or CBT is a common sense approach to therapy where the therapist focuses on the 'current' situation and what is maintaining it. Clients and therapists work collaboratively as a team to develop treatment goals and target negative cognitions, emotions and beliefs in a focused manner. Homework is also set where clients learn how to practice coping skills and techniques in real life.
Why combine CBT and Hypnosis?
Hypnosis induces a state of deep relaxation which is central to both CBT and Mindfulness techniques. It increases the vividness of mental imagery and helps in shifting and enhancing emotional states . Clients are taught how to induce self hypnosis with the help of hypnosis tapes that helps them cope with real life situations. Clients are also taught de-hypnosis where they can detach themselves from their thoughts and emotions and learn acceptance of situations that are beyond their control. Hypnosis is also used to reinforce the gains made in the session and connect with the subconscious mind. It increases clients' self-efficacy as they discover the power of their own wonderful minds and thoughts. Thus begins a journey where improved self-talk, self- acceptance, self praise and encouragement leads to a more confident and empowered you.