Cognitive Hypnotherapy considers that the unconscious mind is an area separate from the conscious mind, and is capable of making decisions and driving behaviour. It regards the unconscious mind as the place where problem patterns that limit us are stored and maintained i.e. emotions linked to an initial experience and which connect to all similar situations so that they are experienced with similar emotions: linked like a chain. Indeed many of our problems are considered to arise repeatedly, because our unconscious mind seeks to protect us from these experiences. So that when similar situations occur we are ‘emotionally hijacked’ by our unconscious mind: resulting in behaviour that our conscious mind cannot control or explain, or not very easily anyway.
Rather than relying on one on theory/discipline solely, or indeed one set solutions, Cognitive Hypnotherapy regards each person as a unique individual, and aims to provide the client with a solution uniquely tailored towards their issue taking an integrative approach. So for example, if you want to work an issue around self-confidence and weight loss, we will work to understand how that issue around confidence or weight was created in the first place and resolve this so that you don’t need to keep it moving forward.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy involves an active relationship between client and therapist, where the client is guided to find the underlying cause of their problem, and working with this understanding to develop a solution that restructures the unconscious in a helpful way, so that the problem is reconciled and disappears. Take a look at this video by Trevor Silvester, Founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy
What is the difference between Cognitivie Hynotherapy and Hypnotherapy
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a framework that draws upon the affective approaches offered across a wide range of psychological therapy types. These approaches are included into the treatment program based on their relevance and application to your issue(s). This means that although we operate within a framework, what happens (your treatment and treatment plan) it will be entirely based on your specific circumstances. Everything from our question types, to use of language will be different from person to person. Believe it or not, standard treatment scripts are very common within traditional hypnotherapy which means that often people are paying for a one-size fits all approach, this is where Cognitive Hypnotherapy differs.