Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Processing Integration.
When you hear the term ‘hypnotherapy’ used in the media, they are (most often) referring to this type of therapy. Basically, you will be relaxed into a lovely, calm light hypnotic state where you will be wide awake and fully in control – but nice and relaxed and you will be given positive suggestions that will effect your behaviour/feelings once you are out of the hypnotic state – hence the term ‘post-hypnotic suggestion’
Simply speaking, hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Clinical Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, therefore, is the use of an altered state of consciousness, for therapeutic purposes. This means that people are not treated with hypnosis but are treated in hypnosis.
All hypnotic states are characterised by a tremendously pleasant state of relaxation, which individuals allow themselves to enter so that desired, beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the part of the mind known as the subconscious. Under hypnosis, the conscious, rational part of the brain is temporarily bypassed, making the subconscious part, which influences mental and physical functions, receptive to therapy. During the trance state there is heightened concentration for the specific purpose of maximising potential, changing limiting beliefs and behaviors and gaining insight and wisdom.
Although hypnosis may be light, medium or deep, a medium trance is usually used during which metabolism, breathing and heartbeat slow and the brain produces alpha waves. Normal states of consciousness i.e. sleeping, dreaming, being awake, can be detected in the wave patterns produced by the brain. The state of hypnosis differs from all three. The brain waves associated with quiet, receptive states are called alpha waves. In alpha states, the body gradually relaxes. Hypnosis, meditation, day dreaming, being absorbed in a book or music or television, driving and arriving at your destination without recalling all the usual landmarks etc. are good examples of alpha states.
The trance state is therefore a natural phenomenon. Clinical Hypnosis practiced by a trustworthy and professionally qualified therapist is completely safe.
The subconscious mind is the source of many of our problems and self images. Our beliefs, habits and behaviours are stored as information. The subconscious is a tremendous reservoir of our unrecognised strengths and knowledge.
Hypnosis is a natural and effective technique for accessing the subconscious mind – the key to unleashing our potential, changing our unwanted habits and behaviours and finding solutions to our problems and concerns.
Some uses such as exam nerves, nail biting, smoking and minor anxieties require minimal change on the part of the individual, more complex behaviour patterns such as overeating or treatment of panic disorders require a more complex therapeutic intervention and would respond better to a short course of analysis.
Cognitive Processing Integration in Hertfordshire
Cognitive Processing Integration (CPI) also known as Cognitive Therapy (not to be confused with CBT – Behavioural Therapy) is the single most effective form of therapy available in the world today, for the permanent resolution of anxiety, depression, phobias, fears, eating disorders and other psychological and emotional problems/symptoms.
CPI can HELP RESOLVE THE CAUSE of unconscious anxieties – leaving the sufferer free of their symptoms for life!
CPI is a special type of therapy that can involve hypnosis, it is an amazing therapeutic process, developed to help people to permanently resolve their unconscious anxieties and conflicts, freeing them from their symptoms and problems in life .
Cognitive Processing Integration (CPI) is an analytical therapy used to treat the actual cause of a problem by allowing the person to understand its limitation.
CPI, is an extremely powerful form of analytical hypnotherapy that is used to treat deeper rooted problems such as emetophobia, social phobia, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and many other phobias and symptoms.
CPI seeks to reveal the root cause of a problem and help you come to terms with the limitations it has caused. When the root cause of a problem is resolved, the symptoms can disappear, and the change is permanent and life changing!.
CPI works on the basis that every symptom has a cause. For example if we could have tooth ache (the symptom) but what is the cause? It could be a nerve, an abscess, a cracked filling, wisdom teeth, etc. So we could put some ice on our jaw or some heat, take a painkiller or even have a glass of whisky to numb the pain. The real pain (the symptom) want go until the cause is resolved.
Think of all anxiety as just bubble in our conscious and subconscious minds. During CPI we will create a safe and trusting environment where you can allow these bubbles to gently float to the surface where they “pop” Over a course of typically 8-10 hours these gentle sessions allow the main cause of ones anxiety to float up from our subconscious into our conscious mind where we can then easily quickly and safely resolve them.
The whole process is an incredible journey that will give you insight and empower you in so many positive ways.
It is indeed life changing.
Not sure which type of hypnotherapy is best for you?
Why not come along for a consultation, so that you can see if CPI, clinical hypnotherapy or indeed if evidence based psychotherapy will benefit you. There is no charge and no obligation, but it will allow you to ask questions and see the clinic and therapy rooms. You are very welcome to bring along a friend or partner if you prefer.