SMOKING & VAPING
If you would like to book an appointment or find out more about Clinical Hypnotherapy contact Lorraine on 07968 449353 or Email.
"BELIEVE you CAN
and your halfway THERE"
"The reason hypnosis works so well is easy to understand. Smoking, like all habits, is controlled by the unconscious part of the mind."
Do you know that a major research study compared different ways of becoming a non smoker and found hypnosis was three times more effective than nicotine replacement therapy.
Cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK. Worldwide the number is far greater. Tobacco is killing around seven million people each year, while almost one million deaths are due to non-smokers being exposed to secondhand smoke. Despite nearly 80,000 people in the UK dying from smoking-related illnesses each year, one in five adults are still regular smokers. Though, it seems things are changing.
A great number of people find hypnotherapy for smoking an effective treatment. The method works to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking; like smoking to relieve stress. It is these negative thoughts and behaviours that often prevent people from successfully giving up. Quitting does not deal with the underlying issues. So, when a person makes the decision to stop smoking, the key aspect is to let go of the routine and change how they view cigarettes. Breaking an addiction like this is a challenge; it won’t be easy, especially if it is a lifelong habit, and changing how you think about something can be difficult. Hypnotherapy focuses on this change. The hypnotherapist will support you and guide you through the motions, you’re no longer alone in the trying to quit. Because of this, hypnotherapy is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment. When considering hypnosis to stop smoking, the first thing to do is to make sure you are ready and are choosing to quit for yourself. Hypnotherapy for smoking has been found to be most effective when the person really wants to quit and is determined in succeeding.
CAN YOU QUIT SMOKING THROUGH HYPNOSIS?
Hypnotherapy works by guiding the individual into a deep, relaxed state. During this time, the mind is more open to suggestion and change. At this point, I makes suggestions, which will help you in changing your thought patterns and behaviours associated with smoking. Suggestions will be tailored to you, but will be along the lines of “I do not want a cigarette” and “the smell of cigarette smoke makes me feel unwell”. I may also ask you to visualise smoking a cigarette, but imagining an unpleasant taste or smell. This can help build an association - when you think of smoking, the unpleasant thoughts will come as well. I will teach you self-hypnosis techniques to practise at home, long after your sessions are over. This means that when a potential trigger occurs, you know how to cope with the feeling. It is important to remember that hypnotherapy for smoking is not a quick fix. While for some people, one session is enough to quit smoking (or continue the journey alone), others may benefit from follow-up sessions. The ultimate aim of hypnosis for smoking is to empower you to take control of your addiction and improve your health.
HOW LONG IS THIS SESSION?
The session last about 60 to 90 minutes and is often sufficient to end your smoking habit. I will then follow up with you by phone a few days later just to know that all is going well. You can then have a follow up session should you need it and this is included in the Stop Smoking Package.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I AM READY?
I get asked this a lot! If you have a holiday coming or there are any celebrations just around the corner and you are concerned that these events might interfere (with your fun) as so you are second-guessing how it will be. Sometimes in life there is not an ideal time all I can say is that it will be worth it, especially when you realize the importance of your health and all the positive reasons for being a non-smoker far outweigh that smoking habit. If your unsure and would like a free chat with no pressure then what's to lose? Perhaps the best question to ask yourself is, "Is it cheaper to smoke or to quit?" And perhaps more importantly, what's the cost to your health if you don't quit?
Testimonial : "I would like to say that Lorraine is very professional, non-judgemental and caring. Lorraine tailored my script to my suggestions and I have given up smoking - I have not looked back and feel much healthier and feel proud of myself." - Paula
Anti-Smoking and Vaping Package fee is just £130.00 Full payment is required to secure your stop smoking package as it ensures your commitment to the session. Think of quitting smoking with hypnotherapy as an investment, because thats exactly what it is - an investment in your health and wellbeing not to mention a huge financial saving. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day at £10 a packet of 20 (often costing more) when you are no longer smoking your session will have paid for itself in just under two weeks weeks! If you would like to book an appointment or find out more about dealing with Smoking issues contact Lorraine on: 07968 449353 or email.
Face to face sessions in my Practice only.