Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion is a mind state in which clients have heightened focus, concentration and suggestibility. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When clients are under hypnosis, they usually feel calm and relaxed and are more open to suggestions. The list of problems which may be amenable to hypnotherapy is far too long and varied to catalog but certainly includes: anxiety, panic, phobias, unwanted habits, compulsive behaviour and addictions (e.g. smoking, overeating, alcoholism), disrupted sleep patterns, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, adverse childhood experiences and PTSD, fear of examinations and public speaking. It has proved of value within pain management and in the areas of both sporting and artistic performance enhancement. Hypnosis can also assist in helping to resolve relationship difficulties and be useful within anger management strategies. Hypnosis treatment has been used over the years and has shown a 77 percent success rate. Unlike many other psychological therapies, hypnotherapy is generally considered to be a fairly short-term approach in which beneficial change, if it is to occur, should become apparent within relatively few sessions.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY uses psychotherapy and problem solving to work with people on changing issues in their lives.
CBT is used to help you to learn about your conditions and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
Cognitive behavioural therapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. Research has suggested that even a single therapy session can have profound impact on person’s mental health.
CBT is active, time-limited, empirical and problem-oriented therapy, which requires collaboration between therapist and client.
CBT encourages openness and honesty and encourages the client to take active role and participation in their treatment process.
CBT Therapists are actively engages with the client and may talk more but responsibility of the client to take their lives in their hands progresses with each session.
CBT is considered as brief therapy intervention. “Brief” therapy means somewhere between six and twenty five sessions (between two and six months) focused on a single problems. Severe problems with co-existing personality disorders may require longer period of treatment.
CBT is the most researched and scientifically proven psychotherapy method, which is empirical in its approach. Thoughts and believes are considered as hypothesis to be investigated and the new ideas can be formulated in the light of evidence and tested out.
Client’s problem focus is an object of empirical investigation by the collaborative team of client and therapist. The main focus on CBT therapy is resolving/reducing the harmful impact of problems on the individual’s life.
The cultivation of mindfulness as an approach to human perception through the practice of meditation has become an increasingly popular treatment for medical and psychological symptoms and as a topic of scientific investigation.
Mindfulness practice adapted into relapse prevention programs has shown to be most efficacious for decreasing craving and stress and promoting longevity of abstinence from addiction.