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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


How to benefit most from therapy

Personal change can be swift or slow dependent on many factors, including personal motivation, the severity and complexity of the problem and how ambitious your goals are.

  • Please be patient and come with a positive expectation that therapy will be helpful and productive.

  • Speak openly about your ideas of what will help.

  • Understand that change often requires practice and perseverance.

  • Be aware that no therapist can offer a guarantee of a cure or improvement.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is is essentially a way of working that identifies and helps change specific unwanted responses or behaviours (e.g., a phobia, eating habits, smoking, panic attacks, blushing, confidence etc). It effectively focuses on the thoughts and feelings that drive the unwanted behaviour. The assumption here being that if our thoughts change then so will our behaviour.

Using hypnosis, suggestions are given that are taken in by the mind.

  • Replacing unhelpful thoughts

  • Finding existing inner resources that have been forgotten

  • Exciting the mind as to the possibilities of a new way of doing things.

Behavioural techniques are used to gain further knowledge about what is going on in the specific situation and to gain confidence in the new learning’s that are occurring. The treatment plan is usually brief and people experience relatively fast relief of symptoms and responses, and enduring changes are made.

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