Smoking Cessation with Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Evidence-Based Stop Smoking Cessation
'Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.' - New Scientist vol 136
Hypnotherapy Success Rates for Smoking Cessation
Research comparing many different studies of Hypnotherapy has shown that on average smokers are five times more likely to break the habit with hypnosis than willpower alone. Hypnotherapy, in general, is also proven to be more than twice as effective compared with any other method to stop the habit. If you really want to stop smoking, then one or two sessions of hypnotherapy could be all you need.
I work with the best available method for smoking cessation, called CBH - Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. CBH is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy. The key elements of this approach are:
Weaken the Habit (decrease reactivity)
Teach and Rehearse Coping Skills
Of all psychotherapies, CBT has the strongest success record and consequently is the treatment of choice under the NHS for many conditions. CBT aims to modify thinking and behaviour to bring about positive changes in mood and emotional state.
Clinical hypnotherapy works by taking you into a relaxed state of increased suggestibility where your critical mind ‘takes a break’ and we can work directly and deeply with your subconscious to create new beliefs, patterns and habits. Hypnotherapy has been recognized and endorsed for several conditions by the British Medical Association and the British Medical Journal.
(See 'Medical use of hypnosis', BMA, April 1955 and ‘Clinical Review: Hypnosis & Relaxation Therapies', BMJ, 1999)
The Smoking Cessation Session
First, we have a phone consultation where I will assess your habit, motivation and other factors. Going forward with the program, I'll provide you with your welcome pack so you can prepare for our session.
The session takes 2 hours and we'll go through many techniques to break your habit once and for all, such as:
Thought-Stopping to banish cravings and thoughts about smoking
Self-Monitoring and Mindfulness Training
Understanding the Stress-Smoke Cycle
Asses Pattern, High-Risk Situations
Teach you some easy-to-use copying skills
Focus on Decision
Identifying triggers for Relapse Prevention
During hypnosis, I'll work on your subconscious by giving you the skills, the belief and the motivation to stop smoking immediately and permanently.
After the session, you'll receive the"Easily Staying a Non-Smoker pack" which includes a self-hypnosis recording, an info sheet with the techniques we've used so you can use at home, as well as a "fail-safe" product in case you need extra support.
This is THE most important health decision in your life. It’ll save about 10 years of your life, it 'll save you money and it’ll drastically improve quality of life!