Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy

All behaviour has a positive intention…

Around 90% of what we do is unconsciously driven, and that includes the things we do that we’d like to change.

“Until we make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung

In Cognitive Hypnotherapy we believe that everyone has arrived at their issue through a series of experiences that have shaped their minds in a unique way.

Our brain is tuned to learn from our experiences and guide us towards behaviours that it has learned will provide positive benefits and away from things that could negatively impact or harm us.

That trouble is, the brain can make mistakes in its’ understanding that tend to manifest and reinforce over time, especially when we are young as our ability to process information is limited to a more literal understanding, where often the meaning of things is misunderstood, which leads us to what we believe about ourselves.

Our beliefs are one of the primary filters through which our brain makes sense of and navigates our complex and busy world.
Our beliefs impact the thoughts we have about what is happening around us, and the thoughts we have create the meaning we give to these events, and the meaning we give to events impacts on our actions which in turn impacts on the result we get in our lives.

Overcoming the unhelpful beliefs we may unconsciously have about ourselves is something that Cognitive Hypnotherapy is especially powerful at identifying and resolving.

It is a modern approach developed by Trevor Silvester, founder of The Quest Institute: It combines the most effective elements of Hypnosis, NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Gestalt Theory, Evolutionary and Positive Psychology to create a positive change quickly and permanently.

Evidence Based Therapy

In 2000 Trevor Silvester founded The Quest Institute, the world’s first school for Cognitive Hypnotherapy. In 2011 a group of Quest-trained Cognitive Hypnotherapists and their clients took part in a unique research project.

Clients with anxiety and depression were assessed using the same outcome measures currently used to assess the effectiveness of talking therapies, such as Counselling and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) within the NHS.

When this pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015 it recorded that….

Based on 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety


of clients considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions compared with


of other approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Counselling using the same measures

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