Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy

You Can Stop Smoking

If you want to stop smoking cigarettes, or using E-Cigarettes (Vaping) hypnosis could be the answer.

If you are determined to stop smoking but need help our programme may be all you need. Stopping smoking is a partnership, there are no 100% guarantees, but you know you will get the best help and the highest level of success if you follow the programme and make lifestyle changes. It could be easier that you ever imagined.

Not all hypnosis sessions for stopping smoking are the same, so please read on!

What are the benefits of stopping smoking?

Stopping smoking has so many benefits besides all the health- related benefits. For example, save money, stop being a bad role model for your children, stop smelling like and old ashtray, save time and much more.

What is unique about this stop smoking help?

A stop smoking programme from Awaken the Change is different to many other self-hypnosis stop smoking sessions. It’s developed by Linda, a research and evidenced based master hypnotherapist, who has additional knowledge and skills as a retired nurse and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) in helping people to quit.

Linda uses a Transtheoretical approach. This means that the programme focuses on checking and helping you to develop the motivation to change and stay a non-smoker.  Plus, you learn to use the power of your mind with hypnosis and CBT to help you succeed.

Once it’s recognised what stage of change you are at, Linda uses psychoeducation and CBT to give you ways to understand why you smoke and reframe your mind to think positively about quitting. Then she uses her expert experience and knowledge as a teacher of different hypnosis techniques to develop the right hypnosis for you. The aim is to remove barriers and reinforce what you want through positive suggestion. So, combining treatment such as hypnosis and CBT, provides you with added benefits.

This bespoke programme involves a free initial consultation (either live or by phone) and two sessions.

Of course, you need to really want to quit smoking and be hypnotised. It should be your choice to quit so don’t be pushed into stopping unless you are prepared to quit for good.

Only contact Linda if you are serious about stopping smoking because people who play around with the idea of stopping find it harder to stop for good.

Use the power of your mind to quit smoking and get back control of your life. Stop allowing the chemicals in cigarettes to ruin your life and the habit to steal your freedom to do what you want to do.

And if you are vaping, why are you also continuing with the habit?

Health Benefits

After 20 minutes your pulse rate returns to normal

After 8 hours nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by more than half and oxygen levels return to normal.

After 48 hours carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

After 48 hours there is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is improved.

After 72 hours breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax, and energy levels increase.

After 2-12 weeks your circulation improves.

After 3-9 months coughs, wheezing, and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

After 1 year the risk of heart disease is about half compared with a person who is still smoking.

After 10 years the risk of lung cancer falls to half of a smoker.

After 15 years the risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

Source: NHS Smokefree

What barriers to stopping smoking are you using today?

Some people worry that they might:

  • Gain weight when they stop
  • Fail again
  • Become irritable
  • Feel bored with all the extra spare time
  • Get uncontrolled cravings
  • Feel like they are missing out on something
  • Lose their smoking friends
  • Become more stressed
  • Miss the enjoyment of smoking
  • Not have enough support

Move Forward

But it doesn’t need to be like this. Remember smoking is not your friend, its your enemy in disguise! Linda will address these issues and more.

There are lots of negative beliefs surrounding smoking such as smoking relaxes me, or I enjoy a cigarette. Just tell Linda what your concerns are, and she will give you more positive suggestions that will help. Be proud of your achievements.

‘Successful – Truly professional.’ Pete, West Moors.

Remember, smoking damages health, costs money and time, and it takes away your control.

So, if you are serious us about quitting you need to act now. You are stronger than cigarettes.

In this unique programme you get…

Part 1

  • An assessment which includes developing your motivation to change.
  • A programme with CBT to prepare you for stopping.
  • Setting the right quit day for you to get the freedom from cigarettes or vapes.
  • Information and easy tasks to help you prepare for the big day.
  • Hypnotherapy to boost your confidence and motivation to succeed.
  • A free relaxation audio recording to listen to every day for 21 days at home

Part 2 (About one week later)

  • A further assessment of your motivation to change.
  • More information that’s tailored to your specific needs.
  • Hypnotherapy to quit smoking for good.
  • An E-book packed with information about cigarettes and E-cigarettes and extra tips on ways to deal with possible difficulties to continue your success.
  • Email support if you need it for two weeks after you have quit

More Information

If you want to find out more here are a few studies that might be of interest…

Carmody, Timothy P.; Duncan, Carol; Simon, Joel A .; Solkowitz, Sharon; Huggins, Joy; Lee, Sharon; Delucchi, Kevin. 2008. Hypnosis for smoking cessation: a randomised trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Vol 10(5), May. 811-818.

Green, J. P., Lynn, S. J. (2000). Hypnosis and suggestion-based approaches to smoking cessation: An examination of the evidence. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 48, 195-224.

Holroyd, J. D. (1980). Hypnosis treatment for smoking: An evaluation reviewInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 4, 241-357.

Samantha O. Uunson, Arreed F. Barabasz and Marianne Barabasz. 2018. Ability of hypnosis to facilitate movement through stages of change for smoking cessation. Int. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 66 (1). 56-82.

Viswesvaran, C., & Schmidt, F. (1992) A meta-analytic comparison of the effectiveness of smoking cessation methodsJournal of Applied Psychology, 77, 554-561.

(A charge will be levied by the publishers if you wish to view or download the above papers.)

Access to this unique programme is easy

It’s easier than ever to change a negative mindset, quit and feel better as Linda provides this programme face to face in her offices or for suitable people with good internet connections, an online option is available.

Book a session and find out how you can stop smoking.

If you are a woman who is pregnant, or if you have heart or breathing problems and are taking medications you are advised to consult with your doctor before starting any stop smoking programme.

Free 30 Minute Consultation

Stop Smoking. Contact Linda to arrange your first free consultation. 

Hypnotherapy Sessions at My Practice

If you live in or around the Bournemouth area, you may prefer to visit my practice for your hypnotherapy sessions.

I provide a safe, relaxing and calm environment where we can start to overcome your anxiety. The practice is easy to find, and there is plenty of free parking available, as well as being on local bus routes.

To arrange a complimentary 30 minute session, where you can ask any questions that you may have and I can assess your needs, simply click the button below or telephone me on 01202 248468.

Online Hypnotherapy

Online hypnotherapy is worth considering, especially if you find it hard to travel or live outside of the Bournemouth area. I have been trained in the provision of online hypnotherapy and have clients from around the world. Providing you have access to a private internet connection and webcam, there is no reason why this wouldn't work for you.

Online hypnosis has many benefits, which include cost-effectiveness, comfort and practicality.

If you wish to find out more, visit the online hypnotherapy section of my website.

Please click the button below to arrange your first free consultation.

Self Hypnosis Audio Recordings

You may wish to try one of my professionally produced self hypnosis audio recordings. They are specifically developed to address the problems you are facing. While they are no substitute for one to one sessions with a qualified hypnotherapist, they may help you to become better able to cope with your problems. They are also useful when used in support of one to one sessions.

Delivered in the MP3 format, the recordings can be played on modern smart devices such as phones and tablets. This provides the opportunity to listen to them at a time and place of your choosing.

For more information, please see my Hypnosis Downloads page, where you are able to buy and gain instant access to recordings.

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