Research has shown that most of our thoughts and feelings are produced outside our conscious awareness, automatically if you like. So how we’re feeling day to day could be negatively influenced by deeper thoughts, feelings and negative self-beliefs that we aren’t aware of.
You may already be familiar with this idea. For example phobias are really common and you may well know someone with a phobia of some kind. If so, they’d be able to tell you that even though logically, rationally they know whatever they fear is not dangerous - they have no conscious control over their response. The thoughts, feelings and physical sensations they experience happen so quickly that they have no time to intervene.
This is one reason why I combine CBT with Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis allows me to guide you into a relaxed state of internal focus, so together we can shine a light on any deeper subconscious thoughts, feelings or self-beliefs that are influencing how you’re feeling and include those in the changes we make together.
I believe this means the changes can be more effective and longer lasting.