Scientific evidence shows that cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK – but we already know that, so why do we continue to smoke when we know the risks? Why did we start? Why do we continue after that first awful puff? Why can’t we stop?
Because our subconscious mind has been programmed by advertising and false self-programming to believe that “It’s difficult to stop” “I need it” “It helps me cope with stress”. In fact smoking is a major cause of anxiety and depression.
The 2 hr session includes an initial consultation, where I gather information about when you started smoking, why you started and why you are still smoking. More critically, how the mind works in relation to smoking. In many ways this is the most important part of the process as it is this that will stay with you long after this process is over. I am not just interested in you being smoke free tomorrow, next week or next month. I am interested in 5 years time when you have had a tough day or had an argument.
The second part of the process is guided hypnosis, this helps you to use your mind in a fundamentally different way in relation to what you want to change.
You will be given a guided relaxation mp3 at the end of the session to listen to each night for 2 week which reinforces this process.
Solution focussed hypnotherapy helps clients regain control of their lives and move forward positively and effectively. The effectiveness of the stop smoking session relies on the clients motivation to stop smoking.