Hypnosis is natural
Hypnotherapy utilises an induced state of alertness of mind, accessed by relaxation. In everyday life, a similar state of mind is achieved naturally, for example through day-dreaming, intense concentration, distraction, and during sleep.
Belief and the unconscious mind
Our beliefs are held in the unconscious part of the mind. In a state of hypnosis the unconscious part is more accessible to an individual. This means that weakening or strengthening a belief in hypnosis that has already been rationalised in a conscious state is more effective and much more powerful.
One aspect of hypnosis that is commonly misunderstood is the thought that a client is not in control of the process. In fact, the client remains in control due to their unconscious boundaries which protect their thought process and emotions during the trance state. The therapist simply provides instructions and guides the client to refocus their consciousness on specific thoughts, ideas, images, and feelings. In other words, nobody can be hypnotised against their will.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Realistic and flexible outlook on life
The aim of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is to help you move from a negative unhealthy belief and destructive emotion to a flexible and more realistic belief and emotion. It does not necessarily mean that you will be instantly and unrecognisably transformed, however by encouraging flexible and more rational thinking you will be better equipped to deal with various adversities of life in a more constructive way. You will also adapt useful techniques that will help you to become your own therapist.
CBT uses logic and reason to reach your goal
The type of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that Jana practices is based on REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy), originally designed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr. Albert Ellis. According to Ellis, our disturbances do not come directly from challenging events but from the irrational and unhelpful perceptions we have about them. That is why it is essential to identify your unhealthy and healthy beliefs first, so that you are able to unveil the specific cognitive, emotional and behavioural triggers that lead you to the problem that you experience today. Learning to negotiate with your beliefs rather then take them for granted is another important aspect of this type of therapy.