Stop smoking easily at the Hypnosis North West centre using hypnosis
A couple of years ago the largest study ever conducted into stopping smoking was undertaken (in the U.S.A.) It studied everything from will-power, nicotine patches, positive thinking, placebos, chewing gum etc – and the conclusion was that:
“Most techniques turned out to be hopeless, Hypnosis however came out as the most effective anti-smoking technique.”
The above comment was based purely on ‘suggestion therapy’ (normal hypnotherapy).
Why do YOU want to quit?
You might think that by quitting you would; live a little longer, feel a little healthier, get nagged a little less from your partner or kids, save a few quid, or have nicer smelling breath.
The trouble is……….and here is the problem……….. none of those reasons bring immediate rewards i.e. You don’t feel healthier/ fitter/ richer/ nicer smelling/ less nagged, the day after quitting smoking. (or the next day, or week, or even month).
That doesn’t sound like a good deal to me! – give up something I love, and in five years time I may just feel a little healthier!
No wonder people often get stressed, moody, stroppy, angry and depressed when they quit smoking by willpower alone. People want their rewards and benefits NOW – not in five/ten/twenty years time.
Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is so successful, because you do receive immediate rewards for your efforts;
- you feel an intense sense of pride and satisfaction
- you receive an immediate boost to your willpower
- you gain a huge amount of confidence in your ability to remain a non smoker
- situations that used to make you feel stressed or anxious, now just relax you
….this list could go on and on and on……
Ask yourself this:
If you received a fantastic sense of well-being, calmness, pride and satisfaction every time you got yourself in a situation where you used to have a cigarette, why would you EVER want or need to smoke again ?
What Happens in the Hypnotherapy Smoking Cessation Session?
The actual session lasts about one hour – a forty minute ‘talky bit’, followed by a 20 minute hypnosis session. During the ‘talky bit’ your belief system will be challenged (the way you think and feel about smoking); you will be asked many questions (some quite personal) and the therapist will get you to think differently about smoking. Through challenging your beliefs about why you smoke, and learning to see the whole smoking business from a totally different perspective (Warning: much banter and humour may be employed during this part of the session!) you will be well on your way to being a non-smoker.
The hypnosis element will “clinch the deal” so to speak: you will find yourself feeling relaxed, calm and confident that you are a non-smoker and you will not need to substitute anything for your old need to smoke – the old need has simply gone: you are a non-smoker.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will I be ‘under’, or ‘out of control’ during the session?
A. No. You will be relaxed, in a very light state of hypnosis…..fully alert and fully in control at all times. You can speak, move, open your eyes or do anything else you would like to do…. you DO NOT have to be in a ‘stage hypnosis’ type of trance – just a very light, relaxed state.
Q. Why is your success rate SO MUCH HIGHER than most other therapists?
A. A number of reasons really:
- We run the session very differently to most other suggestion-only hypnotherapists and focus on very different topics
- We help the client to change their BELIEF SYSTEM – to that of a NON-SMOKER… and as a non-smoker, it is very easy to stop smoking.
- Most importantly of all, we don’t approach stopping smoking from the same view point as ‘normal’ hypnotherapists.. we are analytical hypnotherapists by profession, and have taken many thousands of people through ‘therapy’. Taking people through therapy gives (the therapist) tremendous insight into WHY we have habits, phobias and other symptoms. We use these insights into the unconscious motivations BEHIND smoking cessation, to eliminate the habit at an unconscious level.
Q. Do you offer any sort of ‘Guarantees’, or ‘money back if it doesn’t work’?
A. No, we don’t offer any guarantees – and no professional therapist should. YOU need to accept some responsibility for YOUR smoking habit, and YOU need to put some effort in if you want to stop – nobody can do it for you. We will help you a great deal, but cannot do it for you.
There is NO MAGIC to hypnosis or hypnotherapy – it can HELP you to achieve many things in life, but none of these things can be guaranteed, because it depends on how much effort YOU, the client, puts in. Where hypnotherapists do offer ‘money back guarantees’ or ‘free back up sessions’, they are being unethical, unprofessional and not helping you at all.
Q. Why do you, and other hypnotherapists, charge so much more for a smoking cessation session, than other symptoms you treat?
A. An ‘Easy Smoking Cessation’ session, the way we do them, is the most involved type of hypnotherapy session that we run. It involves far more time, preparation, effort, skill, experience, character-assessment, insight and general hard-work, than any other symptom or condition that we treat. That is why it costs more.
Q. What happens if I stop smoking, but start again in six months time?
A. This is very unlikely to happen: when we help people to stop smoking, we help them to change their belief system about smoking as well, which means they become ‘non smokers’ not ‘ex-smokers’. If you did go back to smoking, there would likely have been some big emotional trauma that precipitated it. In this situation, we would speak with you about whether it was sensible to have another session.
Q. Is every smoker suitable for this treatment?
A. Yes, unless they have a history of psychoses.
Q. Will I need gum, patches. placebos, Zyban or anything else to help me?
A. No. Nothing.
Q. Why do you insist on clients paying cash for smoking cessation?
A. Part of the reason you will stop when you come and see us, is because you will have a tangible reason to stop. A lot of emphasis is placed upon what is tangible and not tangible. A cheque, or a credit card slip, is not tangible, and might affect your commitment; cash is tangible, it is real… this helps to focus your attention
Q. Do I need to put in any effort?
A. Yes you do. There is NO MAGIC to hypnosis – it is an AID to you, it will HELP YOU, but it WILL NOT do it for you. You need to pay attention during the session, you need to be honest during the session, and you need to put some effort into the session. We have a SUPERB success rate – but you do need to put some effort in.