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What is Hypnotherapy?

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the use of Hypnosis in the process of therapy.  This is also sometimes referred to as Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy is endorsed by the BMA

Hypnotherapy is classified in the same way as therapies like Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are classified - as “talking therapies”. Hypnotherapy is a mainstream therapy and is recognised as such by the British Medical Association.

More than “Hypnotic Suggestion”

Many Hypnotherapists limit the therapy they give to “Suggestion Therapy” and “Analysis” but this is greatly limiting the therapeutic potential of Hypnosis and highlights the incomplete nature of their training. In many respects hypnosis can be regarded as a catalyst or accelerator of therapy. Hypnosis increases the effectiveness of “talking therapy”.  A meta-analysis carried out by Nancy Schoenberger in 2000 confirmed scientifically that when hypnosis is incorporated into Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy it increases the CBT’s effectiveness in 70% of cases.

Different therapeutic approaches

Not all Hypnotherapy is the same as it varies according to the training and skill of the individual therapist. Stephen Rigby’s training has equipped him with a formidable toolkit of therapeutic skills. In addition to the use of hypnosis for suggestion and analysis he also has training that qualifies him to use hypnosis in conjunction with other interventions including Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT), Behavioural therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Over his years of practice Stephen has refined and added to his skills through a programme of continued professional development (CPD) so your therapy session will be superior to a Hypnotherapist who conducts their sessions by reading or reciting other peoples words (“scripts”) from memory.   

Your therapy, the process of perspective change using informal and formal hypnosis, will start from the first point of interaction with your therapist. Most people regard Hypnotherapy as only taking place during the formal process of hypnosis but this is not the case.  A Hypnotherapist’s skills extend well beyond the process of formal hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is a brief therapy usually only involving four to six sessions  

Everyone is different but on average a person will visit a Hypnotherapist for between 4 and 6 sessions although most people experience a positive change within the first or second session. This applies to everything except smoking cessation where a single intensive session tends to be most effective.

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