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About Cognitive Hypnotherapy

So what is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

There are some key aspects that makes Cognitive Hypnotherapy an approach that is flexible, adaptable and bespoke.

Trance is an everyday phenomenon:

Studies suggest that approximately 90% of our behaviour is unconscious. Let that sink in for a moment… We are only truly in control of our actions one tenth of the time.

Traditional hypnotherapy maintains hypnosis to be a state that the hypnotherapist must “put you under” in order to render you suggestible. We, on the other hand, understand hypnosis to be a naturally occurring, everyday state. And this is a good thing! If we had to consciously command every single daily task, then just tying our shoe laces in the morning would present a challenge.

So, if we’re at the mercy of our unconscious mind almost all of the time, then surely it must be the best place to begin affecting change to our thought processes, feelings and behavioural patterns. Cog Hyp helps you to understand these processes, and ultimately take control of the ones that serve you less than well.

All behaviour has a positive intention:

Although trance behaviour is always generated with the intention to fulfil a positive purpose, due to processing errors made by the unconscious mind (often in early childhood), some of these behavioural choices end up causing more harm than good.

For example, the fear generated by an individual with a flying phobia is designed to keep them on the ground and safe from the perceived threat of getting on a plane. This fear will be felt even though they know (consciously) that planes aren’t any more dangerous than the car they drive every day.

Cog Hyp works by updating the unconscious mind with the conscious mind’s understanding of reality.

Everyone is unique:

The things that we are most likely to call “problems” can be understood as (negative) everyday trance states. That is, ineffective or damaging pieces of unconscious programming.

Our style of therapy aims to dehypnotise the client out of their problematic trance states in order to live life more happily, become more productive, achieve more… etc.

As every person’s problem pattern will be entirely unique, in Cog Hyp we don’t diagnose or label the issue. Nor do we use one-size-fits-all hypnotherapy scripts aimed at a particular problem.

Each individual receives a unique and personalised treatment plan to fit the way they experience their problem.

Book your free telephone consultation.


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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

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Want to learn mindfulness? This two-hour introduction to the principles and practices that you can begin to use in your day to day life straight away to enjoy the benefits in your life. Workshop held in the tranquil setting of Eustis Yoga, 1300 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, FL 32726
Learn more about Mindfulness Meditation.
DATES: This workshop is being offered on four different dates. The date options are: December 7th, 14th; January 18th, 25th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. Cost $20 and includes light refreshments.
The full 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course begins February 1st 2018. Those who book early registration on this workshop will receive credit of $20 toward the full course.
Workshop includes guided meditation mp3 and resources. The workshop and course is led by certified Mindfulness Teachers Brenda J. Bentley who adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers. Limited space available.

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Orlando Mindfulness Based Meditation Courses

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Winter 2018 Course Now Enrolling

Invite yourself to do something wonderfully new for yourself

Our capacity for growth and healing is deeply connected to our ability to be present, in the moment, with a quality of awareness and attitude which lends itself to discover a deep satisifaction and joyfulness for life. Each breath, each step, each sensation we can discover this capacity and utilise it for ourselves and others. We can learn to restore, balance and respond skilfully to life in service to our life’s greatest expression.

The 8-week Mindfulness Based Meditation is a systematic training in mindfulness with a focus on negative rumination, worry, reducing stress and suffering. Mindfulness is a skill-based practice that scientific studies show helps practitioners live a more connected and balanced life. Secular Mindfulness came into the mainstream since the late 70’s when Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and has been taught in medical centers worldwide for more than 30 years. Find out more about Kabat-Zinn’s program.

“At any moment, we are very close to home, much closer than we think.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

Are you willing to learn a new way to relate to yourself and the world? Participants who benefit the most are ready and willing to prioritise their health and wellbeing, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritually. Mindfulness based meditation practice can help you grow through challenging life circumstances such as:


  • High stress at work and in relationships
  • Depressive episodes
  • Anxiety, panic and worry
  • Financial stress
  • Intrustive Negative Thinking Patterns
  • Problematic behaviours due to self sabatoge
  • Painful anger
  • Toxic Shame and Poor Self to Self Relationships
  • Grief due to aging, illness, or death of a loved one
  • Burnout or caregiver stress

Learn more about the effects of stress here:

Mindfulness provides a respite from the modern world’s demands, distractions and disconnections to that of connectedness, focus and openness to experience all of life as it is, with clarity, compassion and a quality of insight.

Mindfulness-Based Meditation Training is a highly effective evidence-based practice that is proven to help participants manage unwanted mood states and problematic thinking patterns such as worry or rumination.Throughout the course, participants learn to experience life directly, and learn to respond skilfully and intentionally to difficulty.

Participants of the course will learn a graduated process of systematically training the mind to tune into the direct experience of the present moment with intention and choice of how you experience. The core aim is discover an authentic experience and developing the capacity and resources for self care.

Mindfulness focuses on helping people to understand their needs and manage their feelings in a compassionate and kind way. By learning to open up our feelings carefully, participants can interrupt and lessen the stressful impact of negative self talk, over-thinking and worry. This course consists of eight sessions with aim to cultivate mindful awareness and develop compassion-based inner resources. This mindfulness course aims to wake you up to automatic, habit based reactions so you can become a consciously aware person that is present, balanced and compassionate.

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Stress: Changing Your Relationship

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer

As we’ve evolved, the human stress response has saved our lives. Today, we turn on the same life-saving physical reaction to cope with intense, ongoing stressors – and we can’t seem to turn it off. Robert Sapolsky, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, reveals just how dangerous prolonged exposure to stress can be in the documentary, “Stress: Portrait of a Killer.” Stress: Portrait of a Killer Website: