Cognition is how we, as individuals, acquire knowledge; Cognitive Hypnotherapy focuses on how each individual mind gains knowledge and gives meaning to situations. As well as using hypnosis, Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or “Tapping”) and Positve Psychology to help an individual to obtain the results they want.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a “solution focused" therapy, meaning that the therapist aims to assist the client to resolve their issue or problem within a few sessions instead of having to undertake “months of therapy”. It is suggested that "solution therapies" are considerably more effective than traditional “problem” based therapy approaches; by not focusing on the history of the problem, but instead by helping a client to redefine and re-evaluate their issues and behaviours, greater success may be achieved.
Hypnosis - or trance states - are normal everyday occurrences, experienced by everyone. Examples of natural trance states could be daydreaming at your desk or not consciously remembering the journey when travelling from A to B.
Within a therapy environment a trance state can be described as an individuals awareness of his or her surroundings diminishing whilst awareness of internal processes, feelings, thoughts and pictures can be increased thereby allowing the therapist to communicate directly with the client’s unconscious in order to access relevant information and to assist in applying problem solving techniques.