Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) combines the two most powerful psychological therapies; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis. Today, this combination as therapy is the most effective and proven therapy available. It is one of the most evidence-based interventions in the field of psychological therapy, which is supported by research of more than 150 years.
It has been rigorously evaluated through experimental evaluations, systematic reviews and individual trials, which show a positive, statistically significant difference in achieving positive outcomes.
The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology carried out groundbreaking analysis, combining multiple independent studies. Astounding results were discovered with CBT + Hypnosis (CBH) combined versus CBT alone. Evidence ranged from 18 studies spanning obesity and insomnia to public speaking, hypertension and anxiety.
In 1995, the same journal found that “the average client receiving Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy benefited more than at least 70% of clients than those receiving the same treatment without hypnosis”. In conclusion, the combined approach (CBT) was more effective than using hypnosis or CBT alone. In 2005, the same journal found that CBT + Hypnosis, i.e. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy led to a greater reduction in re-experiencing symptoms post-treatment than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alone.