Cognitive behaviour therapy is a flexible approach in changing maladaptive or rigid
ways of thinking and feeling. It is not the events themselves, purely the meaning
a person gives them. Negative / anxious thought patterns that build over time, become
a belief system and fail to change. By identifying these negative or distorted perceptions,
the therapist / clinician can evaluate and change the way the patient / client is
thinking and ultimately feeling.
Because this therapy is pertaining to the client’s individual needs and focuses on
their negative / anxious thought patterns and processes, they will learn to become
more flexible and able to accept and adapt new cognitive skills. CBT therefore encourages
better coping skills and strategies and more importantly, well into the future creates
and maintains a significantly reduced relapse rate.
For example, a person with an anxiety state has learnt to use avoidance tactics to
specific places / things. With CBT they will gradually learn new ways to overcome
this and realize these were not life threatening situations after all. With learning
a new alternative viewpoint, they also realize they have more control, and in the
long term, increases their self-esteem and confidence levels.
All humans have the ability to change the way they are able to deal with emotional
issues, by focusing on the way their thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes they
use. If they hold maladaptive or dysfunctional thought processes, from perhaps negative
learned responses, this often initiates mental health problems such as depression,
which frequently generate co-morbid mental health attributes, such as anxiety, sleep
disturbance, or sleep depravation.
During the cognitive behavioural sessions, a plan of action by the therapist is essential.
Providing homework for the client is particularly important, as the client is encouraged
to participate in their own therapy regime. Their dysfunctional way of thinking is
often habitual 24 hours a day, therefore it is essential they record and even change
these thinking patterns during this time. This therapeutic structure is valuable,
so the client recognizes there is valuable support and a plan of action in progress.
This in turn leads to a successful outcome.
Feedback at the beginning of each session is vital, such as what has worked and what
has not. The emphasis is on collaborating together and to experiment and explore
different ways for the individual client to overcome their difficulties.
As the defined maladaptive cognition's are explored and identified by the therapist,
then a flexible approach can be incorporated during the session within hypnosis.
I call this internal focused CBT, which leads to a quicker recovery rate.
David Kato has been a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist since 1995 and utilizes these
techniques for the above stated problems with great effect. Since 2004, CBT has become
the first choice of therapeutic modality, encouraged and recommended by GP’s and
the psycho-medical fraternity. This comprehensive CBT course for hypnotherapists,
is ideal for providing clients with a higher successful outcome.
During the course, mornings will be applied to gaining theoretical knowledge, including
assessment, planning action, intervention and evaluation skills. The afternoons will
be workshops, harnessing what you learn. This will involve minor to major mental
health problem scenarios, including anxiety states, panic disorder, OCD, depression,
insomnia, eating disorders, IBS, stress, reducing weight, to name a few.
Full course notes are provided, plus a CD with exam, self-help assignments for patients
/ clients & 6 session example scripts.
CBT is effective in the following :-
Major Depression Disorder
Besides many other
Cost of the 2 day CBT Diploma course is £395. Lunch provided.
The Diploma exam has to be completed and mailed to me within one month of completing
the course, plus a £30 fee for marking p&p.
Although this course is
specifically designed for
Hypnotherapists, other clinicians have attended, such as psychotherapists, psychiatrists,
counsellors and psychologists.
David provides seminars, lectures, and workshops in medical departments in universities,
hospitals, to hypnotherapists, midwives & physicians in the USA and UK and is a NRAH
Accredited Advanced Trainer.
CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Diploma Course
£50 non-refundable deposit required one month prior to the course
This diploma course is supported in the UK by the :-
Cambridge College of Hypnotherapy
The National School of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
Validated by the :-
Hypnotherapy Control Board Ltd (HCB).
Accredited by the :-
Academy For Continued Hypnosis Education
National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists (NRAH)
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
This is also an Open College Network (SWR) course at level 3 (6 Credits)
One of the first courses in the UK that devised CBT for hypnotherapists since 1996
Courses in 2013 at the Bristol Hypnotherapy Depression Clinic UK
Greenway Community Practice, Greystoke Ave, Southmead, Bristol BS10 6AF
February Wed 6th & Thurs 7th 9.00am - 5pm
April Wed 10th & Thurs 11th 9.00am - 5pm
June Wed 12th & Thurs 13th 09.00am - 5pm
Sept Wed 25th & Thurs 26th 0900am - 5pm
Nov Wed 6th & Thurs 7th 0900am - 5pm
NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) recommends CBT.
CBT Diploma Course on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd of February 2014 in Wimbledon, London.