Managing Stress: A Deep Dive into Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy In the City of London

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The City of London, and its twin, Canary Wharf carry this country’s financial engine rooms. The Square Mile takes on New York, Frankfurt and Singapore, and can and does hold its own as a financial super hub. The thriving financial services sector in London owes its success to a multitude of elements, chief among them being a highly skilled workforce that not only withstands but also propels the industry forward amidst the continuous pressures and requirements of the finance profession.

The city, with its ceaseless rhythm and relentless demands, can often leave its workforce searching for reprieve in the gaps between meetings, the noise of the commute, or the hushed pause of working from home.

We caught up with a former Investment Banking Analyst, call-sign ‘Chigg‘ who founded ‘The Bohangar Cognitive Hypnotherapy’ which is a private practice that works in the Stress and Anxiety space for city professionals.

This practice harnesses the potential of Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH), a synergistic approach that intertwines the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the dynamic techniques of hypnosis. CBH is a multifaceted therapeutic strategy that empowers individuals to identify and reframe negative thought patterns, while the hypnotic element works to deepen their engagement with these transformative processes. By combining these methodologies, clients experience a more profound level of introspection and change, which can be particularly effective for managing stress and promoting mental wellness.

The Modality of CBH – CBT & Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is a transformative journey that offers more than just immediate relief; it’s an educational expedition into the self. This method is akin to acquiring a set of mental tools, meticulously crafted to help you recognise and dismantle the distorted narratives that often pave the way to anxiety and stress. It’s about learning the language of your thoughts and rewriting the stories that hold you back. With CBT, you’re not just patching up symptoms; you’re embarking on a path of self-discovery and resilience that promises enduring benefits. This odyssey of the mind fosters a deep-rooted self-awareness, empowering you to become the architect of your peace.

Hypnotherapy invites you on a serene journey to the mind’s inner sanctuary, where absorption and receptiveness blossom. Envision it as a guided drift into a state similar to being engrossed in a captivating novel, where the external world softly fades into the background.

In this tranquil inner sanctum, hypnotherapy whispers offering those who are receptive, to new narratives and positive affirmations. It’s a subtle yet profound conversation with oneself, facilitated by the hypnotherapist’s calming voice, which acts as a compass navigating the depths. This method isn’t about losing control but about finding a new sense of mastery over one’s inner dialogues. It’s in this serene mental landscape that you plant the seeds of change, cultivating a mindset where positive transformation can flourish. Hypnotherapy doesn’t just alleviate symptoms; it nurtures the soil of your psyche so that healthier thoughts can take root and grow.

Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) ushers you into a harmonious blend of mindful strategy and tranquil introspection. It merges the structured, empowering techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the serene, deep-reaching journey of hypnotherapy. Picture it as navigating through the psyche with a map and compass, where CBT lays out the path for clear, rational thought while hypnotherapy smooths the way, allowing you to traverse your inner landscape with a heightened sense of focus and calm. Together, they create a cohesive therapeutic experience, enabling profound change and self-discovery.

At Bohangar Cognitive Hypnotherapy, the art of CBH is practised with a finesse that mirrors London’s blend of historic grandeur and modern innovation. It’s a transformative experience that realigns the internal compasses of those adrift in professional storms, guiding them to calmer waters.

In the city that never sleeps, Bohangar Cognitive Hypnotherapy offers a respite, a moment to breathe, and a path to well-being that aligns with the ambitious spirit of its clientele. Here, amidst the rush, there is a promise of peace and a blueprint for a mind unburdened by the weight of stress.

The Unique Approach of Bohangar Cognitive Hypnotherapy

At the heart of Bohangar’s innovative therapy lies a deep understanding that the mind, when properly guided, possesses an innate capacity for self-repair and balance. It’s not just about treating symptoms; it’s about fostering a profound transformation that begins within. Bohangar’s CBH does not offer a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, it’s a bespoke tapestry, woven with the intricate threads of individual narratives and emotional landscapes. This personalised methodology is especially effective for those engulfed in the relentless pace of high-powered careers. By addressing the psychological pressures unique to each person, Bohangar helps dismantle the intricate web of stress that can entrap even the most resilient professionals.

The therapy sessions at Bohangar are designed to be a journey towards self-mastery, a process where one actively engages in identifying and understanding negative thought patterns. These sessions provide an educational experience in mental agility, guiding clients to deconstruct and reframe their cognitive processes. The goal is to foster a mindset that is more resilient to stress and better equipped to thrive in challenging environments. Clients are provided with a comprehensive set of cognitive strategies, complemented by the supportive power of hypnotherapy. This combination aims to help individuals work towards their personal goals, promoting growth and learning from their experiences, rather than offering a guaranteed fortress against life’s pressures.

Integrating CBH into Daily Life:

Embarking on the journey of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) isn’t confined to the therapist’s office; it’s about weaving the fabric of this transformative practice into the very essence of daily living. Clients are taught to recognize their mental patterns and to implement CBH techniques in real time, turning daily challenges into opportunities for growth.

Practical advice is provided to establish routines that nurture inner peace and fortify resilience, creating a buffer against the stresses of daily life. This could range from morning mindfulness exercises that set a positive tone for the day, to structured self-hypnosis sessions that anchor the mind in tranquillity amidst the day’s hustle. Clients are also encouraged to keep a reflective journal, which serves as both a progress tracker and a tool for self-reflection, enabling them to see their growth over time and fine-tune their approach to integrating CBH into their lives.

Techniques and Tools of CBH for City Professionals:

At the heart of Bohangar’s approach to Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) lies a carefully curated arsenal of techniques and tools, each selected for its potency and adaptability to the high-octane lifestyle of its clients. Central to this therapeutic toolkit are advanced cognitive restructuring techniques that teach clients to recognise and disarm the cognitive distortions that fuel stress. These include thought records and belief-challenging exercises which, when practised diligently, can transform a pressure-filled environment into a stage for personal empowerment.

Mindfulness-based strategies are also a cornerstone of Bohangar’s method, enabling clients to cultivate a moment-to-moment awareness that is both calming and clarifying. This heightened awareness is crucial for decision-making and maintaining composure under pressure. Additionally, the practice incorporates visualization and guided imagery techniques, which are instrumental in building mental resilience. By mentally rehearsing successful outcomes and serene states, clients can access a sense of control and peace when faced with real-world stressors.

To address the somatic symptoms of stress, Bohangar leverages progressive muscle relaxation and autogenic training, helping clients to release physical tension and establish a state of deep relaxation. These techniques are not only effective for immediate relief but also serve as preventive measures against the build-up of stress-related physical ailments.

Cognitive defusion is a transformative process practised in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, specifically within the realm of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which aims to alter the way one interacts with and relates to thoughts. Rather than getting entangled with the content of our thoughts or attempting to suppress them, cognitive defusion teaches us to observe our thoughts as transient, passing events in our minds. It’s about changing the way we hold our thoughts—seeing them as separate from our core self, thereby reducing their impact and influence over us

Furthermore, Bohangar has developed specific self-hypnosis protocols tailored for the high-flying professional. These protocols are designed to be short, efficient, and easily integrated into a busy schedule, providing a quick yet effective mental reset that can be employed between meetings or during a lunch break.

Each tool and technique is not just a means to an end but part of a broader educational process. Clients learn not only how to apply these strategies but also gain insight into the psychological and physiological mechanics of stress. This knowledge empowers them to take an active role in their mental health management, using the tools provided by Bohangar to navigate their high-pressure environments with agility and grace.

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Founder’s Journey from Investment Banking to Inner Peace

The origin story of Bohangar is as compelling as its approach to therapy. It began with the founder’s journey, navigating through the high-pressure environment of investment banking.

The founder’s experiences in the finance sector provided not just a deep understanding of the stressors inherent in such careers but also a firsthand insight into the critical need for effective stress management and mental wellness strategies. This understanding fueled a passion for creating a sanctuary where the same sense of serenity sought in those tumultuous times could be offered to others, leading to the establishment of Bohangar—a place where the weary minds of professionals could find respite and tools for resilience.

The journey began more than a decade ago learning the skills of self-hypnosis and mindfulness to take the sting out of the day’s events.

Founder’s Expertise and Credentials:

The architect of Bohangar’s unique therapeutic landscape has been formed from real-life experiences in the cities of London, Canary Wharf, Singapore, Frankfurt and Zurich for more than 2 decades. These credentials extend through the rigorous demands of the financial sector to the nuanced disciplines of therapeutic practices learned through formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), registered as a National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH). The founder brings an intimate understanding of the corporate world’s stress and its impact on mental health. The transition from finance to therapy wasn’t incidental; it was a deliberate path chosen after experiencing firsthand the efficacy of CBH in managing personal stress and achieving inner peace, which ultimately led to developing as a therapist to help others.

The founder’s expertise is backed by formal training in psychology and certifications in various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy, Counselling and understanding Autism.

The vision for Bohangar stems from this amalgamation of experiences, aiming to deliver a unique therapeutic offering that resonates with professionals who find themselves on a similar path to the one the founder once walked. It’s this blend of professional insight and therapeutic acumen that makes Bohangar’s approach not just innovative, but deeply empathetic to the needs of its clientele.

Become a Client of Bohangar

If the concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy resonate with you, and you’re seeking a path toward mental clarity and resilience, reach out for a no-obligation free initial consultation. Bookings cannot be made without first discussion on a discovery call: Click here to book

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