Stop smoking sessions are my passion and the main reason I initially became interested in hypnotherapy having used this technique to successfully quit the habit after two decades.
It is no exaggeration to claim my decision to get hypnotised that day literally was a life changer.
Like a lot of people I foolishly began smoking young at the age of 15, continuing throughout my 20s and mid 30s before finally deciding enough was enough and arranged a stop smoking hypnotherapy appointment.
A few hours later I emerged as a non-smoker and remain one today.
I cannot emphasise enough how your own desire and determination to break the habit once and for all really is the key factor to long-term success when booking a stop smoking session – because it is not a magic wand treatment.
If you have any doubts at all about quitting, or are not 100% committed to becoming and remaining smoke free, then it is probably best to stop reading now.
Good. I will explain briefly how it works then.
Stop smoking sessions can last up to two hours. This is the only hypnotherapy I do not offer online via FaceTime or Skype, the reason being because it can be quite an intense and in depth session where you will be given a lot of information before we commence trance.
Therefore I prefer to do it face-to-face.
What to expect on the big day
We start by looking at your own smoking habit and what your usual triggers are to light up a cigarette.
I will already have requested beforehand an email outlining what a usual smoking day is like for you, so this is a chance for me to go over that information and clarify any questions I might have.
I will ascertain a lot of details about your history as a smoker, why you want to stop now, whether you have tried in the past to break the habit and what led you to go back on the cigarettes if you have made an unsuccessful attempt to quit before.
Once I have all of this information, I will then explain how the brain works in relation to smoking.
The habit is 90% mental and only 10% physical, something which might come as a bit of a surprise to a long-term smoker who has wrongly convinced themselves they are as ‘addicted’ as a heroin user or alcoholic.
I will reveal why the primitive emotional mind can be a strong advocate for promoting dangerous and illogical habits like smoking.
Chemicals in cigarettes deplete our natural flow of serotonin, so a medium to long-term smoker is far more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression disorders than a non-smoker.
I will tell you exactly what you need to do to get your serotonin production levels back to normal as quickly as possible and how this will prove hugely beneficial both in the short and long-term, especially in those first few smoke free days.
When you are fully aware and up to speed with all the brain based theory then the hypnotherapy will begin.
This usually lasts 40-45 minutes, during which time your new non-smoking template is created in the brain while you are in a totally relaxed state.
Before you leave I will go over the health benefits of quitting now (and remember you are never too old to stop), as well as giving you a relaxation CD to take away and listen to whenever you wish to.
The CD isn’t related directly to smoking but it doesn’t need to be because by now you are fully ready to resume your life again as a committed and determined non-smoker.
To book an appointment, or to simply find out more, call 07967 216123 now.