Smoking Cessation Sessions

Hypnotherapy can help you to break the habit of smoking.


And this is a BIG but!

You must be 100% motivated to quit. If you are only looking to hypnotherapy to help you to quit because someone else wants you to quit or because you think you should stop but do not really want to, then there is nothing that will stop you smoking permanently. This is why I offer a free consultation to see whether this program can help you, and whether it is right for you. That said, if you are committed to stopping, hypnotherapy can help with breaking the habit, deal with the cravings and change how you view yourself. If you are ready to be a non-smoker then yes, a combination of hypnotherapy and NLP is an effective way to do this. Wellside stop smoking sessions are tailored to you, what motivates you, what concerns you may have, what you think may stop you being successful, all this will be incorporated into your sessions. Depending on whether you are a towards or away person (motivated to either to move towards what you want or away from what you don’t want), strategies and metaphors will be used to help your subconscious mind choose new ways to live your life without tobacco. This includes changing your physical habits connected to smoking. Many people who have tried to give up before find that the physical act of smoking has become so ingrained that this is what they miss rather than the nicotine. 

Think about it for a moment, the number of times you lift a cigarette to your mouth, take a drag, lower and flick the ash multiplied by the number of cigarettes or rollies you have in a day multiplied by the number of years you have smoked. That’s a lot of time taken out of your life doing a repeated action! This is why people who have quit find they need to do something else with their hands or have something in their mouth. Hypnotherapy and NLP helps to resolve this habitual behaviour. Then there is the sugar factor... tobacco is high in sugar. Sugar is also added to tobacco to reduce the harshness when smoked. This is why you crave sweet stuff. Unfortunately, the additional sugar also increases the toxins in smoke *. This is why following our sessions you will be advised to increase your fruit intake as an alternative healthy sugar source. You will also be advised to drink at least 2 litres of water a day as your cilia will start working (the little hairs that line your airways are not as affective when you smoke) and this can increase coughing so drinking more will help to loosen up any smoking related muck to be eliminated. Deep breathing exercises are also important to help with this but also it helps to reduce any anxiety or stress.

Hypnotherapy allows you to change your “identity” and your sensory map of the world to that of a non- smoker through working with your unconscious mind to change behaviour and thought patterns with metaphors and future pacing. For some people this can be achieved in one session whereas for others 2 or 3 sessions are required either bi-weekly or weekly. And to help you stay a non-smoker you will be given a downloadable recording of the hypnotherapy session for you to listen to if you feel the need. This is why I offer this as a package and not as individual sessions.

So, if I make it really easy for you to quit, would you be happy to promise to never smoke again?

Besides, think of the money you could be saving or using for something else?

* Talhout,R.,Opperhuizen,A.andVanAmsterdam,J.G.,(2006).Sugarsastobaccoingredient:Effectson mainstream smoke composition. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 44(11), pp.1789-1798.


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