What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy has been developed by the internationally renowned hypnotherapist, Trevor Silvester, at The Quest Institute.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy blends the techniques of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) with the hypnotic language Wordweaving TM to achieve rapid, long-lasting results for many of the problems of modern life, such as stress, anxiety and addictions.

NLP has been developed by examining the approaches of the most successful therapists and documenting the techniques so that they can be used by others.  NLP has been used for over 30 years to make fast and effective changes to problem patterns of thought and behaviour.

Wordweaving is the latest development in hypnotic language, and I have been privileged to study with its creator, Trevor Silvester, at The Quest Institute. 

Wordweaving delivers your own words and desired outcomes to your brain in a way that bypasses resistance; unlike affirmations or ‘positive thinking’, wordweaving needs no effort on your part, you just listen regularly until the changes you want become part of your everyday experience.  Once your brain knows what it is you want, you could be surprised by how quickly you start noticing changes that mean you’re becoming that new person.

Wordweaving cements the changes in for the long term, so that they just become part of who you are – this means that you don’t have to rely on willpower to maintain the effect.  You will probably remember what life was like when you had your problem, but you might find it hard to remember quite how you used to do it.

The genius of Cognitive Hypnotherapy is the combination of NLP and wordweaving – which means that rapid and permanent change is now possible for many people. 

All treatment is customised to your unique situation and how you would like to be once your problem has gone.  For example, I could see three clients who describe their problem as ‘lack of confidence’ but the techniques and hypnotic words that I use with each of them are different.  This flexible approach means that most people with problems can be helped.