Quit Smoking Quickly and Safely
Quit Smoking Quickly and Safely
Why use Hypnotherapy to Quit?
Hypnotherapy has been established as an effective form of therapy for thousands of years. It has been used since Egyptian times. Many established psychological therapies take their roots from the use of hypnosis in the treatment of many conditions. It was studied by Freud who later integrated much of his learning’s about the unconscious mind from hypnosis, into his theories and treatments.
It has recently become evident that in order to effectively treat a smoker who wants to stop smoking, that the psychological symptoms and effects also need to be addressed, “a smoker needs to be psychologically ready to quit”. The motivational interviewing that is employed by smoking cessation counsellors originates from the positive and negative reinforcement that a hypnotherapist would also install directly into the subconscious mind of a person who wants to quit. This involves exploring the health, financial and social benefits of quitting counterbalanced with the risks of remaining a smoker.
Hypnotherapy has many advantages in that;
- there are no side effects
- there is a sense of relief rather than struggle
- sessions are individually adapted to suit your personal needs and motives
- desire, cravings and withdrawal symptoms are minimised, often removed
- the experience is relaxing
Hypnotherapy has been shown to have a 60% effectiveness against other smoking cessation methods (New Scientist, Oct 1992), whereas will power alone accounts for a success rate of 6% and Nicotine Replacement Therapy alone has an effectiveness of just 10%. Of the many studies conducted into smoking cessation with hypnosis, there is very little promotion into its beneficial advantages over other treatments, as one can only conclude that hypnotherapy can not be branded, licensed and sold over the counter as regularly as other treatments regularly offered to motivated quitters.
SO WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TREATMENT SESSION?
A detailed interview is taken regarding your health, smoking history and lifestyle. Information is also gathered regarding previous attempts to quit smoking and motivations for wanting to quit now. This information is essential as it will help tip the balance in your favour towards quitting quickly safely and permanently.
You will then be hypnotised - which involves becoming comfortably relaxed, in a state of trance. You will be able to hear everything and visualise images and situations relevant to your individual needs. You remain in control at all times and can achieve equally as effective treatment with a light trance as with someone who achieves a deeper trance. Ego strengthening statements are installed prior to waking, in order to develop further confidence in handling stressful situations. You are then woken and invited to use the new responses as a non-smoker.
Never touching a cigarette from then on, will mean you will have no need for further sessions.
Do you offer a lifetime guarantee?
You can have a booster session within one month of treatment, to help strengthen your confidence and coping responses in any difficult situations you may have experienced.
You should not smoke the first cigarette.
Others, who offer lifetime guarantees imply that you can stop and start frequently and still come back for further treatment.
To me this implies;
1. That a thorough assessment of your individual needs have not been met during the consultation,
2. That you were not committed enough when you decided to stop.
Why would you pay for something while subconsciously thinking - “well, if I just have the odd cigarette, I can always go back and have another session”?
My procedure involves gaining a thorough understanding of YOUR needs and lifestyle, that way, you won’t need to keep coming back throughout your lifetime. Save time and get it right the first time!