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Jan. 19, 2021

Simon Bates, The Cognitive Hypnotherapist: A Therapy Session With...

Simon Bates, The Cognitive Hypnotherapist: A Therapy Session With...

Simon Bates MNCH(Acc) BSc Cog. Sci. MNLP is my therapist, and one of the leading hypnotherapists in the country. I’ve been working with him for a long time and he’s brought me back from the brink a few times. 

He first qualified as a hypnotist in 1995 when he trained with Paul McKenna, Richard Bandler and Michael Neill.  Since that time he has continued to hone his skills, most recently updating them at The Quest Institute, London.  The Quest Institute is the home of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, a modern, evidence-based, brief therapy encompassing a number of NLP shortcuts together with Word Weaving, a fast, highly targeted and bespoke form of hypnosis. This training led to his membership of the National Council of Hypnotherapists in 2013.

To ensure his clients get the service which best meets their needs he also has training Jørgen Rasmussen’s ‘Psychological Illusion Model’ of therapy which is brilliant for reducing anxiety.  He also use methods for reducing trauma including ‘Eye Movement’ work using IEMT (similar to and EMI and EMDR) together with EFT and metaphor work. These additional services often provide the fastest and most permanent turn-around for emotional conditions and are a great addition to a standard hypnosis session when called for.

I really wanted to do this episode with him because he is such a talented therapist with an extremely amazing ability to condense complex neurological and cognitive concepts down into very explainable chunks.
 If you’re struggling right now, I hope you can listen to this and have a better understanding of why you might be suffering and how it does get better. This is one of the most important episodes I’ve ever recorded because I know it will help lots of people.

If you'd like to reach out to Simon, check out his website here

So without further ado, Simon, welcome to The Rut… please leave all judgment at the door.

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