Are you wanting to stop smoking?
Sick of wasting all that money?
Sick of worrying about your health?
Sick of being a social outcast?
Want to regain your control and health?
Want to quit the easy and successful way with hypnosis?
How Does Stopping Smoking Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis works with your unconscious mind. This is a good thing because your smoking is a unconscious behaviour. This is why it is so hard to give up. Why even though part of you doesn’t want to smoke another part of you still does. Hypnosis works by making changes at the level that the behaviour comes from. When we get all the pieces of the puzzle right, it seems normal and natural for you to be a Non-Smoker. As such you really just don’t think about smoking or want to smoke. Gone is that battle in your head “will I or won’t I have a smoke”
Not only do we need to move your identity from that of a smoker to a non-smoker but we also need to identify the benefits and payoffs you get from smoking and find a new way to get those. It means that we may need to teach you new skills to cope with stress or conflict for example.
How Successful Is It?
Hypnosis is a very successful intervention for quitting smoking. I have an over 90% success rate. Not only will you give up smoking but you will also learn skills that will decrease stress and help you be happier.
How Much Does It Cost?
The first session is three hours long and costs $285 and follow up sessions are one hour and cost $140. Hypnotherapy is not currently claimable on Medicare, however some Private Heath Insurance does offer rebates. Please check with your insurance company.
How Many Sessions?
About 7 out of 10 people will stop smoking after the first session. Although many people advertise to quit smoking with hypnosis in one session. I would rather you have the expectation of three sessions even if you stop after the first one. Very rarely it can take 5 or 6 sessions. Some people continue to smoke as normal after the first session or cut down or trip up after a while. This is not failure but very important feedback. It actually holds the key to quitting successfully for good. So stick with it for a few sessions.
Can I Be Hypnotised?
Yes. Everyone who has the ability to focus can be hypnotised. Hypnosis is actually just utilising a natural state that you go in and out of every day; when you fade out and day dream, when you remember something from the past, when you get lost in a good book or movie, when you drive into your drive way and can’t really remember the trip because you were so caught up with the conversation you were having in your head. Hypnotist’s utilise this state to help you create the changes you want. It is a skill that people get better at, so sometimes the second session can be more powerful because people have been able to let go of their concerns after experiencing their first session.
Some of the modern techniques we use happen in conversation, or with your eyes open, or with you moving around the room or with your eyes closed. You can still hear everything, even our own thoughts. In fact most of this session utilises modern waking conversational hypnosis techniques.
Studies comparing Hypnosis with or NRT
To find the most effective method to stop smoking, Frank Schmidt and research student Chockalingham Viswesvaran from the University of Iowa conducted a meta-analysis, bringing together the results of more than 600 studies totalling nearly 72,000 people. The results, which were published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and included 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers, clearly showed that hypnosis was three times more effective than Nicotine Replacement.
What are the options to help you stop smoking:
• Hypnotherapy 60% upwards…
• Champix (Varenicline) drug up to 22% (with side effects)
• Accupuncture up to 25% success rate
• Zyban (Drug) with its side effects, up to 21% success rate
• Nicotine patches (with there side effects) up to 13%
• Nicotine Gum (with side effects) up to 11%
• Will Power 5%
“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little”
(New Scientist, Vol 136 issue 1845 31 Oct 92, page6).