08. February 2016 · Comments Off on Onwards and upwards – The Cognitive Hypnotherapy Journey · Categories: Confidence, Health, NLP, problems, Weightloss

Firstly, I must start off by saying what a huge honour it is to now be part of South Coast Hypnotherapy joining Caroline in her well established practice.

Perhaps it would be best if I told you a little bit about myself before getting to the nitty-gritty of this, my first blog post for SCH. I first had hypnotherapy a few years ago now for an issue I was having with my relationship with food. As a complete sceptic I had no faith whatsoever in hypnotherapy, let alone cognitive hypnotherapy and suffice to say I was left stunned by the impact the results had on me and my life.

The sceptic in me remained however as I wasn’t convinced that it wasn’t just a one off. The acid test for me was my spider phobia. If a hypnotherapist could ‘cure’ that then I’d be sold. I’ll give you three guesses as to the outcome of that one.

And so the journey began. I was looking for a career change at the time and I remember the moment that it hit me, I wanted to become a cognitive hypnotherapist. Clinical hypnotherapy didn’t appeal as the direct authoritarian approach just didn’t ring true with me and making people run around like chickens and eat onions thinking they were apples was about as far away from what I considered a profession as I think you could get. Cognitive hypnotherapy was the obvious choice for me because it’s a therapy that’s tailored to each individual and no two therapy plans will ever be the same. For example the reason why person A smokes will be manifesting from a different place to person B. Cognitive hypnotherapy uses a wide range of techniques that are further ‘customised’ for the individual that the therapist is seeing. You simply don’t get that with other hypnotherapy techniques and it’s why this type of therapy is so effective.

Training at The Quest Institute¬†was the most incredible, life affirming thing I think I’ve ever done (apart from becoming a father). The ten month journey from knowing nothing about hypnotherapy to taking on my first client was stunning and I’d recommend it to anyone. I learned so much more about myself that I couldn’t quite believe that it was possible to change one’s way of looking at the world so drastically and for the better.

So that leads on to the point of this blog. We should all try and keep in mind these few things:

  1. Doing something is better than doing nothing
  2. We’re all fellow strugglers
  3. If something is an issue for you, get some therapy. Easy as that.

There is very, very little that cognitive hypnotherapy can’t help with. If you want to lose weight, stop smoking, reduce food consumption, need pain control, need help with coping with depression or anxiety, want to conquer a fear or phobia or whether you want to find your way in life then cognitive hypnotherapy is certainly to way to go. And everything I just listed there is the tip of the iceberg. We can help people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), eating disorders and I can help you if you’re a guy with sexual health issues e.g (but not limited to) erectile dysfunction etc. We can even help you with diabetes and other health related issues.

And there is no such thing as a daft question. If you want to know something about cognitive hypnotherapy and how it can help you then please click here to contact Caroline and myself.

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