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!
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
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 £3100 a year for a 20-a-day
So you and your
clothes smell fresh
To be less
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
Scientist issue 1845, 1992).
How does it work?
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 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. A free telephone
consulation prior to booking will
allow us to recommend the most
appropriate approach for each
Should the client require a 'booster' session during the first month, this will be offered FREE OF CHARGE!
Our three session package may be required to deal with a heavy smoking habit or where there are other psychological factors maintaining the habit.
A free telephone consulation prior to booking will allow us to recommend the most appropriate approach for each client.
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
Other habits can be helped using hypnotherapy
can assist with addictions such as
alcohol or cannabis
Stammering & stuttering
(secondary nocturnal enuresis)
Sports performance improvement (e.g. golf 'yips')
disorders, bulimia nervosa, anorexia