Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)

When we fall into negative states, destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can seem automatic and uncontrollable. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) helps by teaching you to identify and interrupt these unhelpful patterns and use your imagination to rehearse new, positive ways of being.

CBH combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy, both of which are well-supported by psychological research. Despite common myths about hypnosis, all the research shows that hypnosis 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.

We won’t always use hypnosis in the session (I also integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, somatic processing, mindfulness, meditation, and breathwork into my practice). If we do, most hypnosis sessions follow the steps below…

Step 1 – Creating a sense of safety for calm and relaxation

Step 2 – Using relaxation and breathwork techniques to increase self-awareness

Step 3 – Examining the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and practising new coping strategies

Step 4 – Addressing underlying beliefs that hinder personal growth.

CBH is endorsed by the British Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Its goal is to empower you to take control of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and empower you with practical tools for everyday life.

With additional training in trauma and PTSD, I can address a wide range of symptoms and concerns, helping you feel empowered and free to move forward into your future. All the work we do together is 100% collaborative, and we will go at a pace that is right for you.

  • If you’d like to learn more about how I may be able to help you, contact me now.