Cognitive Hypnotherapy

All of us get locked into beliefs, habits and patterns of behaviour which we come to realise are reducing the quality of our lives and yet somehow feel unable to change. In Cognitive Hypnotherapy we think of the unconscious as an area of the mind, separate from the conscious mind, which is capable of making decisions and producing its own behaviour. It is where problem patterns are stored and maintained. All of our problems have arisen because our unconscious mind seeks to protect us by keeping us away from situations that have brought about an unpleasant experience in the past. When a similar situation occurs, we are ‘emotionally hijacked’ by our unconscious mind, resulting in behaviour we often can’t control or explain.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses ideas from the schools of Hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Evolutionary Psychology and Positive Psychology to form a powerful way of changing unwanted behaviours or ways of thinking. We believe that just as each client is truly unique, the way we individually experience our problems are unique – therefore there is no ‘one approach fits all’. Unlike many hypnotherapists there are no set scripts, I tailor each session completely to you, allowing the most effective change to take place in the shortest time possible. Together we create a therapeutic partnership to best work together to achieve the changes you want for your life.
Client D:
“I went to see Karen for hypnotherapy as I had been suffering from claustrophobia which meant I suffered severe anxiety attacks in lifts, low underground car parks, on aeroplanes and in other confined spaces. I was determined to beat it but my own attempts at overcoming it were not working.
Karen’s treatment left me feeling very calm and aware of my ability to be calm in previously stressful situations. I am happy to report I got on a flight to Greece in the summer without any feelings of anxiety at all. I remembered how I used to feel but did not experience the actual feelings. It was fantastic and liberating!”
If you have a minute take a look at the Cognitive Hypnotherapy animation.

What can you expect?
Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses a relaxed, light trance state, just as you might experience when you are absorbed in a good book and miss your stop on the train, or when you’re just daydreaming. The hypnosis and the hypnotic state allows the unconscious the ability to accept solutions as permanent and ongoing.
On booking with me you will get:
• A confidential and treatment plan individually tailored to your desired outcome
• An experienced, non-judgemental and ethical therapist who will listen to you to understand your needs
• An inclusive MP3 of hypnotic suggestions – if appropriate to your treatment
• A safe, client based approach
• A brief Therapy – average of 4-6 sessions with most clients
• Control and responsibility for your own progress. It’s you making the changes – I am merely your guide

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