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Pragmatic Research Network

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy displayed a poster presentation on the results of 12 months data at the Institute of Medicine in London on 11/6/2013

Quest Institute Practice Research Network

The Quest Institute commenced its journey into gathering practice based evidence with a day's training in outcome informed practice delivered by Bill Andrews in September 2011. Practitioners in private practice were encouraged to participate in routinely recording their data using an electronic online software system. Following an initial period of training and practice data gathering commenced in earnest in the spring of 2012. By the same time the following year enough data were gathered to allow data analysis and presentation of early findings. This was written up as a poster presentation to the Institute of Medicine in June 2013. Work is currently in progress towards submission of a paper for peer review. Quest Institute practitioners continue to routinely gather data about their work and will publish their findings regularly.



Routine screening  and measurement of progress and outcome during treatment of all participant clients, using validated psychometric instruments (GAD-7, PHQ-9, SWEMWBS).



'A pilot investigation of Quest Institute Cognitive Hypnotherapy services using Improving Access to Psychological Therapies as the benchmark ~ William Peter Andrews , Andrew Alexander Parsons , Heather Rawle , Julie Gibbs. Mental Health Review Journal 2015 20:3 , 199-210'

Links to article



Conference presentation

Institute of Medicine 11/6/2013


Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy works on the basis that trance states are part of everyday life, and include daydreaming and fantasising. It also suggests that all behaviours have a positive purpose, so the problems we experience are just the result of unconscious thought processes based on miscalculations. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is about ‘waking the person up’ so they remain in control of their actions, not hijacked iby them.

The solution lies within the problem

Cognitive Hypnotherapists believe that the everyone has the resources they need to make the differences they want in their life.  It’s an interactive therapy where the therapist acts as a guide. The principle is that the client can find their own solutions with skilled assistance.  A Cognitive Hypnotherapist works within the clients model and experience of the world.