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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, otherwise known as CBT, is a form of talking therapy


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The notion that thoughts determine how we feel and act is the foundation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The good news is that this model of therapy can help people with cognitive distortions and negative self-talk to change their underlying beliefs and adapt how they feel and behave.

CBT is a collaborative approach whereby the client is an active participant in the whole process. CBT approaches with Hypnosis applies relaxation and imagery rehearsal to bring about change. The tools and techniques help identify underlying cognitive, emotional, and behavioural patterns that are maintaining the problem.

The techniques focus on the problem in the here and now, rather than analysing the past, which helps to accelerate therapeutic outcomes.

“We cannot create a new future, by holding on to the emotions of the past.”

Dr Joe Dispenza

CBT techniques help identify symptoms such as self-maintaining negative self-talk, where a person makes assumptions or predictions of potential negative outcomes, helping to create a never ending vicious circle of negative thinking patterns, anxious feelings and behaviours.

The CBT approach is of the belief that our thoughts, feelings and actions are interconnected with our mind and body, therefore, by changing one area we impact on the others.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as treatment for anxiety and additional evidence shows that CBT can provide therapeutic support for many other health conditions such as phobias, sleep problems, panic attacks, and stress-related conditions.

Research is also available whereby, evidence shows that CBT in combination with Hypnosis, provides rapid results and can be more effective than CBT alone.


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