Clinical Hypnotherapy - About Therapy
Clinical Hypnotherapy  - Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy
 
A valuable and important method of helping you take control of your life.
 
This means effecting change in both your mind and body.
To understand how hypnosis works it is helpful to think of the mind as being in two parts, we will call them the conscious and the subconscious.
 
The conscious mind contains temporary memory, the ability to reason and your will power. If will power was always effective there would be no need for a hypnotherapist.
The subconscious mind is the real 'powerhouse' it contains the imagination, the emotions and most important of all it stores your permanent memory.
 
Hypnosis provides a path to accessing the subconscious mind and by altering the way individuals understand a particular activity or habit, desirable changes can be made.
 
Hypnosis is not sleep, it is often likened to daydreaming or the pre sleep state.
 
Individuals take varying amounts of time to experience hypnosis, but everyone gets there eventually. The best subjects are those with a vivid imagination and those who find relaxation easy. A real desire for change is a pre-requisite for a successful trance and children generally respond extremely well to hypnotherapy.
 
Popular images of stage hypnosis can be misleading – stage hypnotists select those volunteers who are keen to undergo the experience and mentally have a desire to please the audience.
 
Clinical hypnosis is far removed from a stage show and does not result in bizarre behaviour. Clients remain seated and do not pretend to be anything they are not.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
"REBT"
 
CBH is a  talking therapy with a strong emphasis on problem solving.
 
It is a process driven therapy, and is one of the most effective therapies available for psychological problems, especially anxiety based problems.
 
The term CBT generally refers to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and /or Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) , these are two separate models with different emphasises . Both models work on unhealthy emotions and behaviours which are the result of our thoughts.
 
The Greek philosopher Epictetus once said:

"  Man is disturbed not by events, but by the view which he takes of those events "

In other words it is not what happens to us or those in our lives which disturbs and upsets us, it is the way we think and respond those things, that maintains the negativity that keeps us stuck. 
 
REBT/CBH helps in a relatively short time to identify and change the processes and develop a healthy, long lasting philosophy of living. It has been proven to be highly effective in the treatment of many problems including anxiety, depression, anger, and panic etc.
 
When combined with Hypnotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) can speed this process of change which leads to a much more efficient approach. It can help with symptoms thought feelings emotions and behaviours and is a tool everyone can use.
 

 
 
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