Here are some answers to common questions about Cognitive Hypnotherapy. If you’d like more information, or wonder how it might help you, call me for a chat (no obligation) on 07527114880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries will be dealt with in strictest confidence.
What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis has been around for centuries and is about trance. Hypnotherapy is a relatively recent practice and it uses trance for therapeutic purposes, either to get more of what you do want – for example, success in sports, or less of what you don’t want – such as smoking.
So what is trance?
Trance is a natural state, it’s a focussing of attention. It’s what we do when we’re daydreaming, watching an exciting movie or engrossed in a book. We may be so engrossed that we lose track of time, but at the same time are aware of things going on around us. Trance can be light or deep, and in Cognitive Hypnotherapy we mostly find light trance is enough.
What is Wordweaving?
This is a specialist hypnotic language develped by the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Trevor Silvester. Some traditional hypnotherapy approaches innvolve reading out repetitive or generic scripts whilst you’re in a trance. We instead tailor treatment to your individual problem and help you to reach your own individual solution.
Will I lose control?
You are always in control and able to speak, and you can’t get stuck in trance. It’s not possible to hypnotise someone against their will or make them say or do anything they don’t want. It’s nothing to do with stage hypnosis.
How many sessions are needed?
Depending on what you want to achieve, this can vary, but it’s often between 4-6 sessions.
Can you guarantee success?
It would be unethical of me to guarantee success and hypnotherapy is not a miracle cure. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a partnership where we work together to achieve the change you wish for.
Do you have a code of ethics?
Yes, I am a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) and abide by their code of ethics
Evidence Based Research into Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Details of this evidence based research project into Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy – read more