You are a non-smoker the minute
you put down you stub out your last cigarette butt. The only
problem then is that
the craving for nicotine drives you on to take another puff and
the habit continues. The research shows that Hypnosis has a 70 to 80%
success rate for this issue and my client's success rate would also
follow this pattern. Hypnosis is not a magic bullet. It is a state of
deep relacation and strong mental focus that helps you reprogram
old attitudes and beliefs. In hypnosis your subconscious mind is
to the forefront and suggestions to your subconscious mind bypass the
critical gatekeeper of the mind which keeps you stuck in old unhelpful
patterns of behaviour.
increase the odds of success it is important to ascertain your level of
motivation. Before coming to me, think strongly on the reasons
why you want to quit?
We will explore your level of motivation at your first session and see if it needs reinforcement.
it for you or someone else? It's better if it is something you badly want to do for yourself,
rather than someone else's wish that you stop smoking.
you have health and fitness reasons? Shortness of breath? Can't keep up
anymore as you are not fit? Do you have serious health problems-
lung conditions, skin conditions, loss of smell/taste? Are you facing
serious surgery? Are you diabetic?
it for social reasons? You smell bad; your skin looks bad. You are a social pariah because you smoke.
Believe it, smoking is on the decline. You don't fit in as a smoker. You have to go
outside to smoke. You are fed up about standing
outside buildings in the rain?
you have a goal such as running a 10km race, a marathon and the
smoking habit means you are going to struggle with breathlessness, lack
of fitness, not being able to keep up?
- What excuses have you made in the past, if you have tried and failed to quit?
Also think about what triggers you to smoke?
instance you always light up with a cup of coffee or tea or
first thing in the morning or last thing at night or always on the
phone or in the car, in situations when you are stressed; Maybe
you have heard this before: 'I was
doing well until there was a family bereavement, before I knew it
I had a fag in my hand', etc.
There are many more triggers and these can often be the reason(s) why people go back to smoking.
will work with you to strengthen your resolve and motivation to
become a successful- non smoker. By identifying your personal triggers
and eliminating the excuses, I
will develop a personalised hypnotic induction to suit your particular
with positive suggestions and imagery which will help you achieve your
goals and which will help you cope in times of stress. I will be
speaking to your brilliant sub-conscious mind and getting it to support
you in achieveing and maintaining your goal.
- In my new Successful Non-Smoker Programme, I advocate a minimum of two sessions. (Some clients only needed one and never smoked again!)
the first session I find out about you and your smoking history,
habits, triggers, underlying stresses. I train you on self hypnosis and
how to access a relaxed state without the use of nicotine. I
carry out the hypnotic induction based on your story.. This is recorded
and posted onto you for reinforcement and you can play this back in
your own time. Successful clients report that they used it for
5 days and 10 days, listening once a day and then only used it as a top
up occassionally. You will get CDs on relaxation and also my
generic smoking programme before you leave which will tide you over
before you receive your personalised CD in the post.
second session (held within three months of the first
session or earlier if required by the client) is to help with
people who have stongly entrenched behaviours with regard to smoking or
for people who need a bit more support. Deep rooted causes may also
have to be explored. I look at more specific hypnotic techniques
in these scenarios. Some of my successful non smokers have asked
that the second session be used for some other issue like stress
management or relaxation or public speaking and this is perfectly
acceptable to me. (It helps me keep an eye on my statistics.)
approach is an all or nothing approach. I do not advocate the use
of nicotine patches or substitutes during this programme or cutting
Please note that if you suffer from depression or any other mental
condition I require a medical referral before working with
you. Please enquire about my medical referral form at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(You can cut and paste this email address into your email programme.)
Otherwise I am sorry to say I
cannot work with you.