Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ("CBT") at Manchester Hypnotherapy

CBT in Manchester

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT is a major part of the work we do at Manchester Hypnotherapy. We know that CBT is an extremely effective, quick therapy. And research shows its effectiveness is magnified when it’s used together with hypnosis. The same techniques are used as in traditional CBT. But then the suggestions and ideas are also given by the therapist whilst you are in hypnosis.

Doing it this way enables you to really pay attention to the suggestions. When you’re in hypnosis – a state of very deep relaxation – you’re not distracted, either by your anxiety or anything else. So it’s much easier to focus. The average number of sessions of CBT needed to successfully overcome your problem is 20 – 25. CBT + Hypnosis takes on average just 3-6 sessions to achieve the same results.

Even quicker results for CBT + Hypnosis for Bad Habits

Results are even quicker for stopping bad habits (such as smoking cessationnail biting, hair pulling, teeth grinding and weight loss).

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy refers to therapy dealing with the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours which cause negative, unhelpful feelings. These include anxiety, stress and depression emotional problems such as jealousy, and phobias. CBT + Hypnosis teaches you to identify such thoughts.

Do you panic, worry and always assume the worst? Over-generalise – for example, something goes wrong and you think ” I ALWAYS get it wrong. I’m a COMPLETE failure”?? Do you jump to negative conclusions? Then CBT and CBT + Hypnosis can help. You’ll be taught to replace your old thoughts with positive, realistic, and helpful ones.

Thinking Errors

Click on this link for a list of thinking errors and on this link for a list of questions to help you stop your negative feelings.

CBT concentrates on removal of symptoms, rather than in going back and examining the root causes. This is more effective than treatments which look at why the problem arose in the first place. A therapist who doesn’t use a CBT approach may treat you for many months or even years. But finding the cause of your problem does not necessarily help it. If you have a stone in your shoe, you want to remove the stone. It probably doesn’t matter how it got into your shoe in the first place!

CBT for Stress and Anxiety

There is a huge amount of evidence supporting the use of hypnotherapy with CBT for stress and anxiety. Relaxation and hypnotherapy are excellent ways to achieve stress relief. CBT encourages you to develop ways of reducing stress by looking at problems and life events from a fresh perspective. We’ll also give you tools for effective stress management.

Looking for Underlying Causes

If you do however feel that you wish to examine the underlying causes of your symptoms, this is also something we can help with. It’s much easier to analyse the causes of your problems once the immediate symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression have gone. It’s very hard to get a clear picture of anything when stress and anxiety constantly interrupt your thoughts. Hypnosis can stop the racing thoughts. This clears your mind and allows you to consider past problems.

Treatment of Choice

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends CBT as the treatment of choice for a number of mental health problems. A therapist trained in CBT can quickly and efficiently deal with such difficulties as stress and anxietydepressionphobias, emotional problems, performance anxiety (for example public speaking and “exam nerves”), or bad habits (nail biting, smoking cessation, over eating or hair pulling, for example).

tinnitusinsomniaeating disorders and panic attacks are all frequently treated with CBT. In addition to treating adults, it can be used safely and effectively with children and adolescents.

Hypnosis and CBT in south Manchester

The therapists at Manchester Hypnotherapy have over 47 years of experience in treating insomnia, anxiety and phobia. They teach relaxation techniques and self hypnosis. If you are looking for anxiety treatment, or want to find a hypnotherapist in south Manchester to help stress and anxiety, emotional problemstinnitusor low self esteem, then please contact us.

Check the independent websites which list and review hypnotherapists (for example www.freeindex.co.uk – Google also displays reviews) and you will see the excellent results which Manchester Hypnotherapy’s team have achieved. If you would like further information about hypnosis in Manchester, for sleeping problems andinsomnia, self esteem and confidence, then just email or call.

Phobias such as fear of flying, depression, for help with weight loss, to break bad habits, or for any other problem, please call 07779 575 816 for a free, no obligation, confidential discussion.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy in Didsbury, Manchester. Convenient for city centre Manchester, Chorlton, Gatley, Cheadle, Stockport and all areas of south and central Manchester. Further information on how to find us is on our location page.