Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is an evidence-based approach to therapy which draws heavily on psychological  research.  It uses a combined toolkit of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy, which are the two most heavily researched and evidence based forms of therapy. All the research shows that when you combine the two approaches it can improve your outcome by up to 70%.  CBH is approved by the British Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Its primary aim is to empower you to take back control of how you think, feel and behave and equip you with a range of tools and techniques to support you in your day-to-day life.  

When we get into a negative state of being, destructive thoughts, feelings and behaviours can seem so automatic it’s hard to see how we can ever gain control over them.  However with CBH you can learn to identify and interrupt unhelpful patterns, and learn to engage your imagination to rehearse new helpful ways of being.

The many myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnosis can make people hesitant towards trying CBH.  However please be assured that you remain in complete control at all times.  Hypnosis is a skill that you learn, and it can feel different to different people.  However it is not an altered state of consciousness, more a state of focused attention which allows you to become more open to any suggestions made to you. It helps to shut out all the external noise and allow your mind the time to focus.

I also incorporate Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, somatic processing, mindfulness, meditation & breathwork into the work that I do. Additionally being trained in trauma & PTSD, it enables me to use a range of evidence based tools and techniques to help you feel empowered and able to step forward into your future, finally feeling free.

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