About Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Learn about Cognitive Hypnotherapy in this short video by Founder Trevor Silvestor.
Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy – The Research
An Evidence-Based Approach.
Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH) launched a unique research project in 2011. A team of QCH therapists treated clients with anxiety and depression while assessed using the same outcome measures currently used to assess the effectiveness of talking therapies within the NHS. The pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015. 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). This is the only hypnotherapy approach to have been validated in this way (to our knowledge).
The unconscious mind
Did you know, your beliefs, behaviours and emotional responses are all learned? Over time and with repetition, they are eventually stored by your unconscious mind and became automatic. It is somewhat like being on autopilot – this is why it can be so difficult to change negative beliefs and behaviours.
You know that thing you do is irrational and harmful, but for some reason, you still can’t stop doing it. Do you ‘freeze while talking to that person you like’? When you, ‘just can’t seem to get going on that project which is going to make you rich’. Your unconscious mind was, at some point, taught something which runs counter to your current beliefs or aspirations. Through years of repetition, those responses eventually become automatic, and part of your programming. To be fair to the unconscious mind, although it might not sometimes feel like it, it is just trying to protect you, and keep you happy (survival). The problem comes when it doesn’t update these responses to be in harmony with your new beliefs, and the person who you are now trying to be.
The good news is that there are a variety of very effective, modern tools that can help free-up those old responses! As a result, we can encourage new, positive behaviours which are more focused on who you want to be.
Training and qualifications:
- Hypnotherapy (HPD)
- Timeline Reconciliation Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Parts Therapy
- NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming (MNLP)
- EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique
- EMI – Eye Movement Integration
Bespoke Therapy & Coaching
People will hardly ever experience the same problem, in the same way. One approach or technique might work on one person, but it doesn’t mean it will work on the other. We are trained in all the above disciplines of therapy & coaching for this reason. To make sure that we are able to cater to each individual personally, and in a way that is most effective to them.