What is hypnosis?
- Hypnosis can be thought of as being relaxed but very focused and open to suggestions that you want to accept.
Myths about hypnosis
- Hypnosis is not a trance state
- You will not be put to sleep when being hypnotised
- You cannot get stuck in hypnosis
- You can choose to accept or reject any suggestions given to you
- Someone else cannot hypnotise you. You are effectively hypnotising yourself.
What is cognitive behavioral hypnotherapy?
- Cognitive behavioral hypnotherapy (CBH) is an integrated psychological therapy employing clinical hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
- It has been effectively used to treat people suffering from a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, phobias, depression, and addiction.
- CBH is one of the most researched types of therapy, in part because treatment is focused on highly specific goals and results can be measured relatively easily.
- In order for CBH to be effective, the individual must be ready and willing to spend time and effort analyzing their thoughts and feelings. Such self-analysis can be difficult, but it is a great way to learn more about how internal states impact outward behavior.
- It is also well-suited for people looking for a short-term treatment option that does not necessarily involve pharmacological medication. One of the greatest benefits is that it helps clients develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future.