Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with
the added benefits of hypnosis. CBT is a method of self-guidance/management. Once
learned, the process becomes your personal puncture repair kit on the road to a successful
and fulfilled life.
It is ancient wisdom in a modern easy to understand formula summed up in the words
of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus and roughly translated as
“It's not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.”
It's as easy as ABC
A is what happens to us (life's swings and roundabouts/snakes 'n ladders.)
B is the beliefs we adopt about the things that happen.
C is the consequences of the B (i.e. emotions, symptoms, behaviours etc.)
We have a tendency to turn what we want into what we must have and in so doing we
cause ourselves anxiety, not only when we don't get what we are demanding but also
when we do because there is always the possibility that we might lose whatever it
is we have decided we can't live without.
It can be status, love, money, possessions, the minute we decide we have to have
something we give ourselves a problem; cultivating healthy preference instead of
demand takes the pressure off and gives us a much better chance of achieving our
Research studies are showing that CBT is effective and that CBH is even better.