Ideamensch is an online community of ‘people who bring ideas to life’, so I was really pleased to be asked for an interview by them. Bex and I remember when Cognitive Hypnotherapy really was just an idea, on a piece of paper that we were doodling on as we watched TV. Now, 13 years on, it’s a recognised approach, and yesterday I saw that my latest book, Cognitive Hypnotherapy: What’s that about and How can I use it? was number 1 on Kindle for Hypnotherapy, and number 5 for Counselling (but I bet it won’t be when you look:))
As an approach it’s very much a growing idea, and long may that continue, because what we at Quest are working to achieve through Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a permanent revolution in therapy, which puts the client at the centre of the process, and allows them access to anything that might work for them, from any approach. Most people need therapy, but most don’t need much, so we’d like to see it as a normal part of personal development, with some of its tools taught at a young age so children grow up knowing they aren’t stuck with a bad feeling, they can change it, and that they’re the authors of their own story, not a character in someone else’s, and for adults to recognise the same is true for them – at whatever age they come to us.
We think that’s a pretty big idea, so I was pleased to get the chance to share it with people for who ideas are clearly important. Here’s the interview.