Smoking Cessation through Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
‘Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking”
– New Scientist ( vol. 136)
It would be great to have a magic wand and make you a non-smoking overnight, contrary to many claims from hypnotherapists stopping smoking does require some will-power and motivation. However studies indicate that with hypnotherapy you are five to fifteen times more likely to succeed than by willpower alone.
See your life as a non-smoker:
- More energy and confidence
- Better health and a longer life
- More freedom and money
- No more worries about what you are doing to your body
- Younger looking skin
- Increased libido
- More in control of your life, better career prospects and social opportunities too
- You will smell great
- Body clear of poisonous toxins
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When you smoke your heart rate soars and your whole nervous system is stimulated into greater agitation. A cigarette gives you a two minute fix of dopamine, (that feel good brain chemical) combined with 48 hours of an agitated nervous system. You keep going back for that good feeling to counteract the agitation…. only to increase the agitation. That’s the nicotine trick, smoking promises relaxation but never delivers.
“It feels wonderful to be free of cigarettes after years of trying…”
In these smoking cessation sessions we use the latest and most powerful techniques to ensure you get the best chance to quit. We use a whole range of techniques to create a unique treatment session for you.
These methods are individually proven in research studies to be effective ways to stop smoking and are broadly based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Each technique on it’s own could be 100% effective for you—however as one can never tell exactly which approach will “click” with a client we use several techniques in a powerful combination.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Of all psychotherapies CBT has the strongest evidential backing and is now the treatment of choice under the NHS. CBT aims to change thoughts and behaviours to bring about positive changes.
Clinical Hypnotherapy works by taking you into a state of heightened suggestibility where your critical mind takes a break and we can work directly and deeply with your imagination and subconscious to create new beliefs, patterns and habits.
CBT & Hypnotherapy combined
Research studies where CBT and Hypnotherapy are applied together have shown that they are strongly complementary and their effectiveness is raised many times when used in combination.