Is smoking just a bad habit – an increasingly expensive way of ruining your health? Or is it more complicated than that?
The common one-size-fits-all approach of offering a handful of smoking cessation sessions – sometimes just one – cannot suit everyone looking to quit. Individual differences have to be considered.
Smoking may be a screen hiding personal issues that urgently require addressing. People need to explore why they continue to smoke, despite the expense, despite knowing of the threats to their own health (and the health of others) – and despite vigorous national campaigning against the habit.
Plain “bad habit” smokers might rejoin the ranks of non-smokers after as few as two sessions of hypnotherapy but for others it could turn out to be a longer journey. Whatever is seen to be needed to help a smoker become an ex-smoker, will be provided through a coherent strategy drawing on all the successful evidence-based techniques of hypnotherapy.
Unlike some smoking cessation therapists, we do not demand a higher fee for this work. We view the smoker wishing to be smoke-free in the same way as any other client and charge only the standard hourly hypnotherapy fee. In return we ask for a guarantee from clients that they are 100 percent committed to becoming non-smokers and that they are pursuing that goal for themselves and not solely to please someone else.
The first step towards becoming a non-smoker is for you to make an appointment for an initial consultation. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your smoking and to learn more about the undeniable benefits of hypnotherapy.
A review of more than 600 studies of smoking cessation methods, involving nearly 72,000 people, found that hypnosis was 30 times more effective than the advice given by doctors in getting people to stop smoking. And for people who never listen to their doctors anyway – and for doctors contemplating going “cold turkey” – hypnosis was found to be three times more successful than will-power alone. The review found that only the onset of heart disease was more effective than hypnosis in persuading people to become non-smokers…
(The review, “A Meta-Analytic Comparison of the Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Methods”, by C. Viswesvaran and F. L. Schmidt, was published in The Journal of Applied Psychology
, August 1992.)
We offer a scientific approach to hypnotherapy by basing our treatments on psychological research findings. With consulting rooms in Broadstairs, Kent, our hypnotherapy practice is well-placed to offer a personalised service to clients from across south-east England.