Do You Want to Stop Smoking? Do You Wonder Whether Hypnotherapy Can Help You Quit?
Helen Brooks, Brighton and Hove based Hypnotherapist and specialist in stopping smoking, has created a two session stop smoking programme that gets results. The culmination of many years hands on experience and research into the most effective techniques this programme helps you stop smoking and stay stopped. How will life look and feel for you as a non smoker?
Working with hypnosis to help with stopping smoking is a safe, quick and comfortable way to become free from cigarettes or vaping. hypnosis is the most effective way to quit smoking according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit as sited in The New Scientist Vol.136 Oct 92 which compared the results of more than 600 studies.
Quitting smoking is a complex process with many influencing factors. This is why in the hypnotherapy sessions we will look in detail at your smoking habit patterns, previous attempts at stopping, your motivations for becoming a non smoker and also any particular fears about quitting, for example putting on weight. The stop smoking programme is tailored precisely to your needs ensuring you get the results that you want. Of course I also deal with vaping and smoking weed, hash, marijuana whatever you want to call it. It is Brighton we live in after all, no judgements just expertise and support.
The First Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Session
The first of your stop smoking sessions lasts for an hour and a half and will be in a calm treatment room in Brighton & Hove. This begins with a consultation to understand your motivations to stop smoking and your smoking habit. The most important question is “Why are you stopping smoking?” Is it because of the health risks of smoking? or because you no longer enjoy smoking? Are you fed up of being controlled by your habit? Is it the financial gain that’s making you quit smoking? Perhaps you are are you planning to start a family or already have young children you want to protect. Your motivation is a powerful tool to helping you stop.
During the consultation your habit pattern is assessed to find out when and why you smoke. Some people smoke at regular times of day such as after breakfast, lunch time, break times, leaving work. Others are more habitual in relation to activities such as each time they drink tea or coffee, with alcohol, talking on the phone or driving. Emotional connections to the smoking habit are also common, think in terms of reward for completing a task, smoking when stressed, angry or bored. Each of these combinations of times of day, activities and emotions are unique to each person and are part of a subconscious set of associations and triggers that will drive your smoking habit each day.
The final part of the consultation is future focused. What you are looking forwards to once you quit smoking and become a non-smoker. Increased health, more money, more energy, looking better, becoming fitter. Think about what achieving your goal means to you. How will you feel as a non smoker?
The Hypnotherapy Begins…
Now the stop smoking hypnosis begins. Lying on a comfortable couch you will guided into a state of mind that is called trance. This is achieved by a combination of tone of voice, pacing, hypnotic language patterns, imagery and relaxation techniques. In this state the brain waves change into ‘theta’ state. This is the in-between awake and asleep state, like when your phone beeps next to the bed and you say ‘I was just dropping off’ you know you weren’t asleep but not quite awake either.
You will not be put ‘under’ as many are led to believe. You will be in control and aware of your surroundings and able to hear what is going on around you but the critical and analytical areas of the brain become less active making the subconscious mind more receptive to positive suggestions. It is these powerful suggestions along with other techniques that allow the subconscious mind to let go of the smoking habit. Now the subconscious is working with the conscious decision to be a non-smoker any inner conflict is removed and there is no desire to smoke.
The Second Stop Smoking Session
An important part of the programme is the second session. Although you will stop smoking after the first session it is important that this change is reinforced. It is one thing to stop smoking but the most important thing is that you stay stopped. It is also necessary to discuss how the week went and ensure that everything is just as it should be and you have felt happy and relaxed as a non-smoker in all those situations where you used to smoke.
“Stopping smoking is a life changing event and one that I am always pleased to be a part of. It’s not about me doing something to make people stop but much more about helping people to find their own inner resources that will enable them to make the change for themselves. They do, it I’m just the guide.” Helen Brooks, Brooks Hypnotherapy.
How the Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Programme can help you…
Here are some testimonials from people who have embarked on our Stop Smoking Hypnosis Programme and managed to stamp out the habit..
“From start to finish Helen was so warm and welcoming. I felt really at ease with her and found her to be really friendly and down to earth. Helen clearly knows her stuff and describes each step clearly. I’m so happy to have met Helen. She’s a caring and kind lady and I’d highly recommend her”.
“I have had two sessions of hypnotherapy with Helen and I have not smoked since. I cannot recommend Helen enough. She has helped me do something that I didn’t think possible. I feel great!”
“Helen is wonderful- after one session I had packed up smoking for good and the follow up session a week later was great as it just reaffirmed everything. I was a proper smoker for about 15 years and now it feels like I never smoked. I wish I had done it earlier as I feel so much better and it was so easy. If you are thinking of giving up smoking I would thoroughly recommend Helen. It worked for me and I’m one of life’s cynics. Best money you will spend.”
“Hi Helen, I came to see you in mid June in an attempt to stop smoking. I was at best sceptical after 50 years of smoking and 20 years of sucking nicotine lozenges. I am now four months further on and without pills or cigarettes. Very impressed and thank you.” Tony L. Hove
“I started smoking at the age of 16 and always thought I would be able to give up when I wanted, 20 years on I was smoking a packet a day and desperately wanted to give up. I had tried nicotine replacement therapy without success, and couldn’t even contemplate using willpower alone. As a strong believer in complementary and alternative medicine I decided that before I admit to myself that there was no hope for me and that I was doomed to be dependant on the weed for the rest of my life (or until they banned it!!) I would give hypnotherapy a try. A friend recommended Helen to me and I subsequently arranged a session. I found Helen to be professional but friendly and so easy to talk to that I felt completely relaxed in her presence. The two sessions I attended were fascinating and such an incredible experience. The hypnosis itself was just so relaxing both mentally and physically. And the smoking? Well I haven’t had a single fag since and I don’t get any cravings or miss it at all. Incredible! 3 months on I consider myself to be a non-smoker. Thank you so much.” Mark H