What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy brings together many schools of thought, drawing knowledge from Evolutionary and Positive Psychology, to traditional therapy styles such as CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Ericksonian Therapy.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy also closely links its training and education to Neurological Science and cutting edge research about how the brain works. Part of the training  is to become an NLP Practitioner, which involves learning how language affects the brain, that can be used to help my patients move towards their goals.

I have added some answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

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I have completed a Diploma course at the Quest Institude and I am qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and  registered with National Council for Hypnotherapy and QCHPA.

The course have already changed the way I speak with my patients and what I am listening for.

I think Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool in supporting my patients into wellbeing.

Quest Research

Quest Institute is the only Hypnotherapy organisation that has evidence based research specific to their approach to therapy. The research was conducted by qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapists working professionally with clients using outcomes measures that are standard within the NHS. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions. This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT). To our knowledge, this is the only hypnotherapy approach to have been validated in this way.

What is Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

You can watch this short video to find out more about Cognitive Hypnotherapy, how it works, narrated by the founder of this groundbreaking approach, Trevor Silvester.