Joe Rigby - Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Leicestershire
* Body image
* Low self-esteem
* Quitting smoking
* Weight control
* Panic attacks
* And so much more
How can Cognitive Hypnotherapy
What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?
We all have things that we would like less or more of. Think about it, who would you be and what could you do if you had more confidence, didn’t smoke or had successfully conquered that fear? Cognitive Hypnotherapy can assist you in overcoming these things.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy looks at how your unconscious mind deals with the problem you are having. This is because our unconscious mind is responsible for much more than we realise. By linking patterns from things that are happening now, to similar things that have happened in the past, determines how we respond to the present or future situation. This can lead to a fight or flight response when faced with the problem you are facing today. So maybe something that you would consider a significate emotional event (SEE) has brought you to where you are today, without you even realising the importance of it.
It is important to remember that our unconscious is doing everything for a positive intention, so whether you run from the room in fear if a certain creature is around or perspire and get tongue tied when having to give a presentation, it is simply your unconscious mind trying to positively protect you from something – even if afterwards we sometimes know it is irrational to behave this way.
It is this unconscious behavioural pattern that Cognitive Hypnotherapy is looking to find out. We then use the unconscious mind to alter this response. That is because our unconscious allows us to do a number of things throughout the day without really thinking about it. Things such as brushing our teeth whilst pondering a million other things that our conscious brings to mind. In fact how many times have you arrived at work, school or anywhere else and realised you can’t actually remember what the journey was like? This is our unconscious taking over control whilst our conscious focuses on other things such as what you are going to do at the weekend. This daydreaming is the same light trance state that we use in Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
By utilising this state I work with you to guide you away from your problem state towards your solution state and the person you want to become. In this light trance state Cognitive Hypnotherapists work with you and your unconscious mind, without the interference of your conscious mind! In this state you are fully aware of what is happening and what you are saying – the only difference is it that you might not have known until you’ve said something why you said it and how it links to the problem you want to overcome.
As Cognitive Hypnotherapy draws on your unique experiences and explores how you as an individual respond to your issue, we need more than one way of assisting you to overcome them. Luckily by training at The Quest Institute under the tutorage of Trevor Silvester I have a whole range of traditional and established therapy approaches which I can draw on. By being able to include elements of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Gestalt technique, and more, Cognitive Hypnotherapy can use many different approaches, making it very flexible to individual requirements.
This short video can give you more information on what Cognitive Hypnotherapy is and how it works Please click below to view.
'Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy' has genuine evidence based research which shows that it is an effective method of therapy. You can find out more HERE.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues including:
If you’re intersted to find out how Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you, please contact me.