I am qualified as a hypnotherapist, NLP coach, Personal and Business Coach as well as being a Certified Trainer in NLP and a Master Practitioner in NLP.
What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?
Cognitive hypnotherapy combines the best of traditional hypnotherapy with cutting edge 'mind technologies' like Neuro Linguistic Programming.
It is a modern approach and individually tailored to your specific needs. It is most definately not a 'one-size-fits-all' approach.
Here is just some of my approaches in the way that I can work with clients :
Cognitive hypnotherapy is a methodology which draws on up-to-date research about how our minds function - it is far removed from all the old cliche's that people associate with hypnosis from the old movies and TV i.e. there are no swinging watches, no clucking like a chicken, and you will certainly not hear the phrase 'look into my eyes'.
Hypnotherapy has come of age and is as much a science as an art in the 21st century.
Our approach involves an active relationship between client and therapist in which the root causes of problems are addressed, this massively increases your success.
Cognitive hypnotherapy utilises techniques from a number of well researched psychological disciplines like NLP, cognitive psychology, gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, and evolutionary psychology.
The synergy generated by using a combination of techniques means cognitive hypnotherapy has the powerful capacity to help you achieve results very rapidly.
The number of sessions you need are small in comparison with traditional, old fashioned approaches.
Many of the older 'talking therapies' dwell on the past, session after session, while you re-access and repeatedly focus on the cause of your problem. With cognitive hypnotherapy, we use the past as a 'springboard' to help find the resources and abilities you have in your powerful unconscious mind so that you are able to create a new and positive future - we focus on the solution, rather than the problem and stick with you all the way. We help you create rapid results.
There is nothing to fear, and everything to gain...
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is completely safe in the hands of a professionally trained, competent, and ethical practitioner. You are aware and in control every moment and you can terminate your session at any time. You cannot get 'stuck' in hypnosis, nor can you do something against your will.
How does hypnosis work?
Our minds work on two levels, the conscious and unconscious. The latter both contains the cause and solution to your problem. In the mostly relaxed state of hypnosis we can communicate with this part of the mind to quickly resolve your problem.
Will hypnosis work for me?
Virtually everyone can achieve successful results with hypnosis. We are happy to discuss any concerns.
How will I know if I'm hypnotised?
Hypnosis is a normal state of mind, so most people cannot tell the difference between being hypnotised and the 'waking state'. You will notice a positive change in your behaviour though.
We educate you about hypnosis during your session because it is our mission to bring the perception of hypnosis out of the 'dark ages' and create a better public awareness of the effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy in producing quick, easy, and permanent behavioural changes (particularly in the areas of smoking cessation, weight loss, phobias/anxiety and stress relief). This means that the better informed you are the more easily we can help resolve your problem.
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP, for short)?
This is a very good question because there are as many definitions as there are practitioners of it.
So… here goes NLP in a 'nutshell'...
NLP has its origins in the early 1970's in the USA, and was developed by two men, Richard Bandler and John Grinder who studied and 'modeled' the techniques of three therapists who were particularly excellent in their fields - Fritz Perls (founder of Gestalt Therapy), Virginia Satir (an extremely effective family therapist), and Milton Erickson (a hypnotherapist).
Bandler and Grinder discovered the 'patterns' of language and thinking of these therapists; they then used them and developed them into a model of thinking and communication for everyone to use in a variety of contexts of normal human life e.g. in business, at home, and in education.
At Amazing Changes, we use this communication model, combined with hypnosis, to help you resolve behavioural problems which have not responded to other approaches like counseling.
We use NLP to identify your outcome in a particular way, to disclose your specific unconscious thought patterns causing your problem, to allow you to become consciously aware of them, so that you are able to choose more useful options to address your problem.
Essentially the way we use NLP is to help you reveal your past and present unconscious mind programming and re-programming this, with your agreement and consent, to create a future in which your problem no longer exists.
A key feature of NLP is the uniqueness of individuals; no one person responds to a problem in exactly the same way as another - in our therapy, we appreciate this and each client is treated according to their individuality.