Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis in St Albans and Hertfordshire.

So what is cognitive hypnotherapy and how does hypnosis work?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern form of hypnotherapy that helps people overcome their issues and create change in the areas that they feel need some attention. Its an approach that is highly bespoke to each client which uses hypnosis, positive affirmation and techniques from Neuro Linguistic Programming and Life coaching and a few other approaches that are used from other therapies such as gestalt psychology, which is primarily a humanistic psychology.

This type of hypnotherapy is an approach that is under pinned by recent scientific views of how our psychology functions and is created with recent research into what the hypnotic state actually is. This combined with a highly bespoke humanistic ideal to treating each and every person completely differentiates it from other hypnotherapy forms in the field. It is important that within Cognitive Hypnotherapy that each client receives a unique approach which is individual to them as we all construct our experiences very differently. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is highly sensitive to this, so personality driven understanding is highly focussed upon. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is constructed around transforming the unique way you experience your ailment to get you to a solution you require.

Many of the issues we face in life are created by limiting ideas, thoughts, and beliefs that have been formulated from the past without realising and have a very negative impact upon conscious everyday lives. Many of these thoughts and ideas function below our conscious awareness, they are the limiting ways of our cognition (thoughts and thinking), this in-tern causes us to feel negativity without actually knowing why, when this is the case our psychology can create repetitive, habitual problems that can feel difficult to understand or even control.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy works to get underneath the conscious mind and change the neural pathways that have been created to influence them positively and powerfully so your mind becomes more receptive to new ideas, once achieved you will experience freedom and an increased ability to take responsibility and to positively manage your mind so that it works for you rather than against you. This can be a brief form of therapy, but focussed on helping you to create significant, lasting change.

So what is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is best described as a natural phenomenon and a state of relaxation and concentration, combined with heightened awareness. So hypnosis is (rather disappointingly one might think) just a deep natural state of physical relaxation, combined with a relaxed yet focused mind. Hypnosis is a state almost anyone can enter if they want to. You cannot be forced into hypnosis. It has to be voluntary, The client has to permit the hypnotherapist to enter the state of hypnosis. The hypnotherapist is simply the catalyst that enables a person to enter the state by helping the client to relax their body and focusing their mind using their imagination. In many ways the hypnotherapist becomes the bus driver of your mind. You simply climb aboard the bus and allow the hypnotherapist takes you from stop to stop, with your agreement to do so.

When a client enters the state of hypnosis, they are always completely aware of what is going on around them and can be completely oblivious to normal conscious distraction, but at the same time remain in complete control.
This then gives reason to why some people believe that they cannot be “hypnotised” which would only be suggesting or implying that they cannot relax or enter a state of relaxation. The only reason for this belief is that most people do not realise when they are actually in the state, because they do not feel any different other than the overwhelming feeling of being relaxed. There are many levels of ‘deepness’ in hypnotic scale, during hypnotherapy a fairly light state of hypnosis is effective. This means that most people are fully aware of their surroundings.

Hypnotherapy can help with many different issues.

Hypnotherapy can help with many different issues from simple one-off sessions for stopping Smoking to stopping biting your nails to losing weight. Please remember that whatever your issue, whether it be something out of the ordinary hypnotherapy may be able to help, just give us a call and take back the control in your life. All communication is confidential. .

Please see the list below of some of the most common symptoms that we have helped with hypnotherapy, but please bare in mind that this list is not exhaustive..

Stopping Smoking – Using the Smoke-Free Mind Programme.

Weight Loss – Using the Slmmer-Mind Programme.

And many more including….Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Alternative therapy, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bed-wetting, Blushing, Bruxism, Celebrity, Childbirth, Chronic Pain, Concentration, Controlling Cravings, Crohn’s disease, Depression, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Exam Nerves, Fear of Flying, Fertility, Food Addiction, Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, Habits, Hay fever, Hoarding, Insomnia, Internet Addiction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low Self Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Mental Health, Nail biting, Negative Behaviour Patterns, Nocturnal Enuresis, Obsessions & Compulsions, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Prenatal depression, Press Release, Public Speaking, Relationship Issues, Sex Addiction, Sexual Issues, Skin Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Sports Performance, Stress, Stuttering, Suicide, Tinnitus, Tocophobia (fear of childbirth), Trauma, Tricotillomania, Weight Loss, Work Issues.

If you would like to discuss your issue(s) or symptom(s) please do not hesitate to call us on 07980 101206.