What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses natural trance states, which we go into spontaneously many times during the course of a day, the most easily recognisable one being the stage between wakefulness and sleep, when our bodies are totally relaxed and our unconscious mind can work without the filter of our conscious mind.

These naturally occurring shifts in awareness enable me to speak directly with your unconscious mind and enable it to find solutions to existing problems by uncovering feelings, thoughts and memory patterns that have led to the problem, and which continue to maintain it.

I use a combination of techniques to modify those patterns so that you are able to take control of your behaviour, based on your understanding of what restricts you, so that I can guide you using an individual therapeutic approach tailored to your needs and personality.

 
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For example….Candles evoke different responses and memories in each of us….

Birthdays
Celebration
Future dreams
Prayer
Romance
Light
Beauty
Ceremony
Meditation
Longing
Loss
and Ronnie Barker (four candles!)

So it is with the mind….
We each take something different from our experiences
These may be useful in some way or create a response that no longer feels right.
Hypnotherapy can be a way to make sense of what we feel and experience.