Frequently Asked Questions
Cognitive Hypnotherapy
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Will Hypnotherapy work for me?
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Cognitive Hypnotherapy works for nearly everyone, however I always recommend that we have a conversation before starting sessions so that we can explore if working together is likely to be successful.
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Will I be susceptible to Hypnotherapy?
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You don’t need to be, this isn’t
stage hypnosis.

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Will I lose control under hypnosis?

 

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No, you can’t be made to do anything you don’t want to.
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How does Hypnotherapy work?
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Hypnotherapy works by identifying the thought processes that have got stuck in the unconscious mind creating unwanted feelings and behaviour. Using treatments that are bespoke to every individual client, I’ll help you to unravel the causes, resolve the internal conflict, gain a new perspective and enable you to move forward.

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How successful is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

 

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Since 2011, I have been a member of the Quest Institute Research Team using outcome measures that are standard within the NHS to evaluate the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy compared to other talk therapies such as CBT.

 

The pilot study demonstrated our effectiveness (71%) for treatment of anxiety and depression is greater, compared with other talk therapies such as CBT (42%) used within the NHS.

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What can Hypnotherapy help with?

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Hypnotherapy can resolve clashes between conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
 

If you consciously want to stop doing something but you keep doing it or if you want to do something but you feel you can’t then Hypnotherapy can probably help you.

 

The  list of problems Hypnotherapy can help you with is long but a few examples are:

 

Weight Loss - Eating Disorders

Addictions - Lack of confidence

Anxiety - Depression - OCD

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Is Hypnotherapy better than counselling?
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In a pilot study for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression published in the Mental Health Review Journal in September 2015 of 118 cases, Quest Cogntive Hypnotherapy Clients improved by 71% compared to clients using other talking therapies who improved by 42%
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Which is better Hypnotherapy or CBT?
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In a pilot study for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression published in the Mental Health Review Journal in September 2015 of 118 cases, Quest Cogntive Hypnotherapy Clients improved by 71% compared to clients using other talking therapies including CBT who improved by 42%
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Can Hypnotherapy help with
weight loss?
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Good Hypnotherapy can change the thoughts, feelings and emotions that drive over-eating or food addictions. These feelings can include boredom, loneliness, sadness, fear, and guilt.

Losing weight by dieting alone is very hard because it’s driven by negative unconscious emotions and thoughts. When the triggers are released a normal healthy lifestyle can be restored.
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Will Hypnotherapy help Anxiety?
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I use Cogntive Hypnotherapy because it’s a modern evidence based approach. 

 

In a pilot study for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression published in the Mental Health Review Journal in September 2015 of 118 cases, Quest Cogntive Hypnotherapy Clients improved by 71% compared to clients using other talking therapies including CBT who improved by 42%

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How does Hypnotherapy work for Anxiety?
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Cognitive Hypnotherapy works by resolving the conscious and unconscious memories and triggers that cause Anxiety. Once resolved, calming and relaxing techniques can be installed and confidence can be rebuilt.
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Can Hypnotherapy work for Depression?
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Yes, I use Cogntive hypnotherapy because it’s an evidence based approach.

 

In a pilot study for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression published in the Mental Health Review Journal in September 2015 of 118 cases, Quest Cogntive Hypnotherapy Clients improved by 71% compared to clients using other talking therapies including CBT who improved by 42%

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Can Hypnotherapy help with Eating Disorders?
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I’ve worked with many people with all kinds of eating disorders.  

 

Eating disorders can be resolved by addressing the underlying negative emotions and thought processes and building self-esteem and confidence.

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