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What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy integrates neuroscience, evolutionary and positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, gestalt approaches and NLP to create a fast, effective and natural way of guiding you away from what you don’t want and towards those things that you do want.

Research shows that our conscious mind controls only 10% of our daily behaviour. By working directly with the highly influential unconscious mind, Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help create lasting changes to your life by enabling your conscious and unconscious minds to work in harmony together.

Hypnotherapy is a complimentary therapy which uses hypnosis, a technique that puts the client into an altered state of thinking. It is similar to what you might have experienced on a train journey, when you didn’t notice passing the last few stops, or becoming so engrossed in a book that you lose track of time. Although the hypnotised state of mind is characterised by heightened suggestibility and responsiveness, you will remain in control of the process.

Under the influence of hypnosis, the therapist will uncover the psychological source of your problem and will then use proven cognitive hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques to neutralise the behaviours, beliefs and thought processes at the root of your problem, effectively altering the way you approach and respond to it within daily life.

Why is Hypnotherapy different to other Therapies?

Like other psychological therapies such as counselling you will be free to talk about and explore your issues with the therapist within a safe, non-judgmental environment. However, although many people may find counselling sessions helpful to gain an understanding of the underlying experiences and psychological factors that have contributed to their problems, they may find seeking solutions more challenging. For example, you may understand the psychological reasons why you emotionally eat and the steps you should take to stop doing so. However the stresses and strains of the real world may mean that you find your will power failing when the urge to emotionally eat arises, so you may not be able to follow through on the promises you made to yourself. Because hypnotherapy works on an unconscious level, the emotional eater may find their cravings no longer exist to be tested, should trying circumstances arise.

How long is the Cognitive Hypnotherapy process?

Many clients at Rachel Moore Cognitive Hypnotherapy find that having three-to-five sessions is enough to amend their problem. Indeed they often start seeing results straight away. Sometimes a client might choose to engage in a more ongoing process. For example you may uncover underlying emotional problems that you want to explore in further detail, or incorporate elements of Personal Development Coaching into your sessions to help you achieve your long term goals.

What to expect from your Cognitive Hypnotherapy session

  • Sessions last 60-75 minutes
  • An ongoing treatment plan specifically tailored to your problem
  • A safe, sensitive and non-judgmental environment for you to share confidential information
  • Typically a short term period of therapy
  • A truly collaborative approach
  • Email support between sessions and (if appropriate to your treatment) an mp3 download of hypnotic suggestions

Rachel Moore offers hypnotherapy in central London from her Harley Street Offices or hypnotherapy in the city, from her Moorgate offices. She also runs Skype Cognitive Hypnotherapy sessions for clients who are unable to make it into London.

Find out more about Rachel and her code of ethics and practices here.

Hypnotherapy is a recognised Complimentary Therapy

  • Hypnotherapy is an evidence based therapy with over 70,000 research references worldwide. (The National Council for Hypnotherapy).
  • Hypnotherapy has been recognised by The British Medical Association as a valid therapeutic intervention since 1955.
  • Hypnotherapy is supported by more scientific research than any other complementary therapy. (Which? Magazine’s Guide to Complementary Therapies, 2002).

Hypnotherapy in the news

The Telegraph- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11327716/Woman-brings-boyfriend-to-justice-after-remembering-attack-with-hypnosis.html

The Telegraph- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/healthyeating/11319136/Dry-January-Can-hypnosis-bring-Bryony-Gordons-love-affair-with-alcohol-to-an-end.html

The British Psychological Research Digest – http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/neuroscience-gets-serious-about-hypnosis.html

The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jul/06/healthandwellbeing.relaxation18

Health News- http://www.healthcanal.com/brain-nerves/36368-Hypnosis-study-unlocks-secrets-unexplained-paralysis.html

The Duchess of Cambridge has hypnotherapy- http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2013/01/23/duchess-of-cambridge-kate-middleton-has-hypnotherapy-to-combat-morning-sickness/