Hypnotherapy- Myth, Magic or Science

Mon 4th March 2019 at 18.30 - 21.30

Tom uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBH) as one tool in which to help people. He will help you take ownership of your own thoughts and behaviours, putting you in control of the changes you want to make in your life.

Tom Engaging with the Audience

Tom explained that Hypnotherapy is the therapy of ’imaginative suggestion’, or words that are used to stimulate the conscious imagination profoundly enough to bring about genuine therapeutic change. Our brains and imagination work together a lot in our day to day life in this way – such as our heart rate increasing when watching a horror film. Unfortunately we tend to use this without realising it and often in ways that are not very beneficial to us. When used in the right ways it can have incredible benefits. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the approach that “thoughts, feelings, what we do and how our body feels are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter the others.” (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). It is one of the most successful, established and recognised therapies which is why the NHS use it as their biggest form of therapy. 

CBH is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Evidence-Based Clinical Hypnotherapy. It is proven to have higher success rates and longer- lasting results than either can deliver in isolation. 

Some of the members present revealed that they had made use of some form of hypnotherapy in their life with differing degrees of success. There was much interest expressed by those present and Tom’s talk was well-received and clearly made some strong connections with some of those present.