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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

Cognitive behavioural 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.

CBT pertains 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 self-help assignments 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.

During the course, the 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.

David Kato has been a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist since 1995 and utilizes these techniques for the above stated problems with great effect. CBT has become the first choice of therapeutic modality, encouraged and recommended by GP’s and the psycho-medical fraternity. NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommends CBT.

This comprehensive CBT course for hypnotherapists, is ideal for providing clients with a higher successful outcome.

Full course notes provided, plus a CD with exam, self-help assignments to give your clients, six session example scripts.

CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Diploma Course

CBT is effective in the following :-

Clinical Depression

Major Depression Disorder

Anxiety States

Panic Attacks





Sexual Dysfunction

Social Fears

Weight Reduction


Besides many other presenting issues.

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.

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.

Academy For Continued Hypnosis Education   in residence at the

Greenway Community Practice, Greystoke Ave, Southmead, Bristol BS10 6AF

Tel: 0117-968-6886,    Mobile: 07811-373703,

CPD Courses in 2016

Greenway Community Practice, Greystoke Ave, Southmead, Bristol BS10 6AF

June Wed 1st & Thurs 2nd 10.00am - 5pm

£50 non-refundable deposit required one month prior to the course.

Please Note; This course is specifically designed for hypnotherapists, although

counsellors, psychotherapists & psychiatrists, have found it extremely beneficial.

Cost of the 2 day CBT Diploma course is £395, + £30 for the CBT Exam. Lunch provided.