Stop Smoking and Other Habits Using Hypnosis

We all have habits - good, unhelpful or even some dangerous to our health (smoking or over-indulgence of alcohol maybe). Although habits are not the same as addictions they can form part of an addiction (smoking). Hypnotherapy is a very effective way of helping to overcome those unhelpful bad habits. Usually habits are learned behaviours that over time become ingrained in our subconscious minds - this is where hypnotherapy can make beneficial change!

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Stop Smoking Using Hypnotherapy in Just One Session!

Do you really want to stop smoking?

If you don’t then no therapy, hypnotherapy included, will make the change for you. However, you may decide that you are going to stop smoking for a number of reasons: 

  • To improve your health 

  • So that your children grow up non-smokers 

  • To be more considerate to your family and other people around you 

  • To have more money to spend on better things (over £3600 a year for a 20-a-day habit) 

  • So you and your clothes smell fresh 

  • To be less anti-social 

  • To regain control from an addiction 

But I've tried everything to quit smoking!

People are more likely to succeed in stopping and staying stopped if they choose to do it by stopping completely on a target date than by cutting down gradually. Maybe you have tried nicotine replacement therapy (NRT patches, gum, sprays or inhalator), Zyban or Champix, or perhaps plain old willpower all without success. Hypnotherapy has a proven track record and treatments that include hypnosis compare favourably in efficacy and efficiency with a considerable range of other methods (New Scientist issue 1845, 1992). 

How does stop-smoking hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy removes the subconscious triggers which would otherwise perpetuate the smoking habit, and also allows you to be calm and confident in those situations where you used to smoke. The suggestions given under hypnosis change your relationship to smoking and give you access to inner resources when trigger situations occur. Using willpower alone can be mentally exhausting because you are in conflict with your subconscious mind. With hypnosis, the desire and thought to smoke will not occur (or will occur less frequently) because the triggers will no longer have the same effect in prompting you to smoke. Hypnotherapy also provides you with strategies to help you cope with stress and deal with unwarranted fears of weight gain and other withdrawal symptoms. 

How many sessions of hypnotherapy will I need?

The number of sessions required does, of course, vary depending upon the individual client and the type of smoking habit being treated. The cessation of a normal (light or moderate) smoking habit can usually be dealt with in a single session. The session will start with a client-focused discussion and then go on to talk about how the subconscious mind influences our habits. The process will include a number of self-help tools and self-hypnosis techniques to empower the client after the session and a 'Stop Smoking' mp3 can be provided to help maintain progress in the potentially difficult first month or so. Should the client require a 'booster' session during the first month, this will be offered FREE OF CHARGE!

Additional sessions may be required to deal with a heavy smoking habit or where there are other psychological factors maintaining the habit.  A free telephone consultation prior to booking will allow us to recommend the most appropriate approach for each client. A discount package is available for clients in Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Tayside for two smokers (with a similar moderate smoking habit) receiving treatment at the same session! Details of fees and payment methods can be found on the prices page.

Other habits can be helped using hypnotherapy

Here are just some of the other habits and unwanted behaviours that can be helped using hypnotherapy

  • Stammering & stuttering           

  • Bedwetting (secondary nocturnal enuresis) 

  • Insomnia and sleep problems 

  • Thumb-sucking 

  • Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) 

  • Nervous 'tics'

  • Sports performance improvement (e.g. golf 'yips') 

  • Tooth-grinding (Bruxism) 

  • Nail-biting (onychophagia)