When Rebecca and I set up the Quest Institute we believed that there was a niche for people from mainstream backgrounds who were interested in learning more about hypnotherapy, but were put off by the poor training standards, plethora of accrediting bodies, and the old fashioned ‘swing a watch’ idea of hypnosis. We felt there were enough people who believed that building the skill it takes to help someone change takes effort and time. The people we attracted, and the clients they attracted, proved us right
This blog represents another such leap of belief. We believe there’s a great interest among many therapists to move therapy forward; to translate what science is showing us about the brain into more effective ways of working with our clients and to make us all more effective human beings.
My goal is to make the practice of therapy more about the science of self-improvement. I believe there are many who share that goal, and not just those in the therapy professions. In this blog I’ll be sharing with you what I learn along the way, and hoping that you join me in the journey.
My intention is never to represent anything as being true, my yardstick is only that it’s useful. Cognitive Hypnotherapy itself is not intended to be seen as ‘the way to do things’, merely as a flexible model that provides a way of thinking about how to do therapy, and within which you can fit anything that works from any other approach. Feel free to join in its evolution.