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‘Stop Smoking in One Hour’ Hypnotherapy

stop smoking hypnotherapyHave you tried to quit smoking with little success? How many times have you failed to quit smoking?  Did you find giving up stressful and / or difficult?  Tried patches, willpower or even prescription drugs?

The majority of smokers fail to quit first time round using the ‘traditional’ stop smoking methods. And it is not surprising when you understand how these methods work.

Still can’t stop smoking? It’s not your fault

Willpower is nothing to do with quitting smoking. If willpower was all that is needed, you would have quite by now and wouldn’t need our help!   The ‘traditional treatments’ e.g. patches, prescription drugs and counselling are essentially willpower support systems.

In fact, statistics show people quitting smoking with willpower only have a 6%¹ chance of succeeding for at least 12 months. Even the best methods promoted by the NHS work for at best 20%¹ of smokers – an 80% failure rate is hardly a success!  In comparison, research into stop smoking hypnotherapy treatments indicates success rates range from 30¹-94%² (depending on the techniques used – more about that below!).

You could… Stop Smoking in One Hour!

stop smoking hypnosis researchA bold claim, but if you are determined to quit you could become a non-smoker within a single one-hour advanced hypnotherapy session. Few clients require a follow-up session, and you can avoid the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms normally associated with stopping smoking.

  • No cravings
  • No irritability
  • No weight gain
  • No patches, gums, fake cigarettes or drugs

With your full commitment to quitting smoking and our unique advanced stop smoking hypnotherapy programme, your success can be easy!

So why do you smoke?

call-for-stop-smoking-hypnotherapyStopping smoking starts with an understanding of how the mind works and how your smoking habit was created.

Smoking is a habit… Habits are learned with practice.

Contrary to popular belief, smoking is not a nicotine addiction, but a powerful psychological habit.

True physical addiction, such as heroin, means everyone experiences similar side effects when going “cold-turkey”.  Nicotine leaves the body within 48 hours of stopping smoking.  However, “nicotine withdrawal” symptoms are rarely the same and some people don’t experience any withdrawal effects.

Smoking is an acquired habit.

You were not born a smoker. When you first started smoking, it was a habit that you wanted.  You had to practice smoking until you “programmed” yourself to be a smoker.

Most smokers start the habit as teenagers; perhaps to fit in with others, look cool, misguidedly believing smoking reduces appetite or to rebel against their parents.  The minority of smokers who take up the habit in adulthood do so for a variety of reasons, perhaps mistakenly believing it to handle stress due to a traumatic or significant emotional event.

How is the smoking habit formed?

smoking is a habit like riding a bikeSmoking is learned by practice, similar to riding a bike. When you practice something enough consciously, over time your subconscious will take it on board and it becomes habitual. It is the same with smoking. No-one likes their first cigarette;  it tastes disgusting because cigarette smoke is a poison as the body doesn’t know what to do with it.  However, because when you start smoking, it is a habit you want, if you practice it enough, you’ll soon able to do it and you become a smoker.

Smoking is not a problem… until you decide to stop.

Your mind is designed to keep hold of your smoking habit

Our minds are designed to keep habits.  Normally habits are for our benefit and survival.

For example, driving is another habit. When you first learn to drive there’s much to think about, but with tuition and practice, driving becomes a useful habit you don’t consciously have to think about… you just put the keys in the ignition and go.  Imagine if your mind allowed you to easily forget a habit, such as driving whilst whizzing along the M1 at 70mph, it could be very dangerous!

The subconscious, inner mind does not judge which habits are healthy vs. unhealthy.  Subconscious’s job is to keep them in place, and it will do so at all costs. This is why willpower can be so difficult – you are fighting against an ingrained, subconscious habit.

How do you change a habit?

Hypnosis can be used to reprogram your subconscious mind

Smoking is not a conscious habit. To change the habit, you need to address it where it is stored – the subconscious mind. There are two way of doing this;

  • Consciously practising not doing it anymore, i.e. willpower

Willpower and determination can fluctuate because you are fighting against your subconscious mind. This is why quitting smoking can be a struggle.

Nicotine patches, gums, drugs and counselling can support willpower efforts, as they’re based on practising not smoking, but these methods are effectively a placebo.

Even with these support crutches, willpower and determination can fluctuate, and many people simply give up.

  • Persuading your inner mind that you no longer need or want to smoke

When you first learned to smoke, there was some part of your mind that gained a benefit from smoking. By accessing your subconscious and transferring those benefits to something more appropriate and advantageous to you, your attitude towards smoking can be changed and your inner mind persuaded you no longer wish to smoke. You are not actually just changing a habit. You’re changing the attitude and that is the difference.

Hypnosis changes your mind so that you don’t want to smoke again Hypnosis is simply a way of accessing the subconscious mind, where the smoking habit is stored. Hypnosis does not make the change — hypnosis is a state of mind where you have a heightened state of awareness, focus and concentration. It is the techniques and tools used in hypnosis that make all the difference.

Not all stop smoking hypnotherapy is the same

break the habit with stop smoking hypnotherapyThere are many different types of stop smoking hypnotherapy on the market; some better than others.

The most commonly available is suggestion hypnosis. It is often combined with NLP or CBT and it works for some people by giving them new ideas, attitudes and thoughts about cigarettes. Compared with willpower, nicotine replacement, prescription drugs and counselling, suggestion hypnosis enjoys respectable success rates (30-60%, depending on the specific techniques used). However, more specialist advanced techniques have been shown to be even more successful.

Advanced structured hypnotherapy

The difference is in the technique

quit smoking hypnosis for cigarettesAt The London Hypnotherapy Partnership, we use the Austin ‘Stop Smoking in One Hour’ technique.

In 1968 Von Dedenroth reported in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis a stop smoking success rate of 94% over an 18-month period with no less than a 1,000 smokers². The Austin ‘Stop Smoking in One Hour’ Technique has many similarities to Dedenroth’s work and comparable advanced techniques in a very concentrated hour of therapy.

This safe and natural mind re-programming technique works because it changes your attitude towards smoking and replaces satisfaction you get from smoking to something more advantageous to you. The Austin Technique has been tried and tested since 1989 and has helped thousands quit smoking permanently worldwide.

call-for-stop-smoking-hypnotherapy(A back-up is included within the therapy and may be necessary, for example, if the original reason for smoking is rooted in a traumatic incident, such as an accident or the death of a loved one).

Success rates for advanced stop smoking hypnotherapy increase significantly because, compared with suggestion hypnosis, the process goes further. With advanced hypnosis therapy, there are no cravings associated with stopping smoking. The satisfaction you get from smoking is redirected to something more advantageous for you. This means your chances of quitting smoking permanently are dramatically increased. Our stop smoking hypnotherapy

Our stop smoking hypnotherapy programme is usually completed within a one-hour session. We use the Austin ‘Stop Smoking in One Hour’ technique in its pure form, because it is a tried, tested and proven formula that has stood the test of time. Consultant hypnotherapists, Katie Glen and Jenny O’Kelly have been personally trained and are approved by Valerie Austin, the originator of this unique and powerful therapy. This excellent technique only works in collaboration with you, the client – you must be committed to

This excellent technique only works in collaboration with you, the client – you must be committed to stop smoking and willing to participate fully in the therapy.

Designed to tackle your smoking habit from all angles

stop smoking hypnosis research and results Our technique follows a very strict protocol — each part of it is essential to giving you the very best opportunity to succeed. The programme is carefully structured to maximise the success rate and packs in a

The programme is carefully structured to maximise the success rate and packs in a powerful, precise combination of ten different techniques. Each designed to tackle your smoking habit from all angles and ensure that nothing is missed. Not every client needs every technique – for some 1, 4 and 6 may be enough, others 2, 4, 7 and 9. Other clients may just need one and others all ten. However, there is no way to tell which elements you will need without actually going ahead and doing the work with the subconscious. By including them all, we leave very little to chance.

Each designed to tackle your smoking habit from all angles and ensure that nothing is missed. Not every client needs every technique – for some 1, 4 and 6 may be enough, others 2, 4, 7 and 9. Other clients may just need one and others all ten. However, there is no way to tell which elements you will need without actually going ahead and doing the work with the subconscious. By including them all, we leave very little to chance.

Individual sessions vs. groups

At The London Hypnotherapy Partnership, we only offer individual treatments.

Success rates for group programmes are considerably lower, 20-25%, depending on which research you read, for a number of different reasons including:

  • Smoking is an individual habit:  group therapy cannot possibly deal with every individual’s needs and reasons for smoking
  • Comfort and concentration: with a group session it is very difficult to relax with a room of strangers. For example, someone may be snoring or coughing, and you may miss the essential information you need to quit.
  • Sabotage:  group dynamics mean there is a melting pot of people’s different conscious and subconscious agendas. Participants who don’t believe or really intend to quit can sabotage your success with negative comments, or even encourage you to smoke!

Put simply, group therapy can be a waste of time, money and effort. To give you the best chance of success, we only offer individual therapy.

Can you really succeed this time round?

Many clients have concerns about whether stop smoking hypnotherapy could work for their particular smoking habit. Often they can see how it could work for others but aren’t quite if it would work for them.

Common questions include;

“I can see how it works for other people, but I’m not sure if it’ll work for me”

repair the damage with stop smoking hypnosisWe believe the tried & tested stop smoking hypnotherapy technique we offer is the best on the market. With over 25 years history, supported by research and an international reputation, it is method that has helped thousands of people stop smoking worldwide. No therapy can offer a 100% guarantee, but a technique that has been approved by the Prime Minister of Malaysia and has enjoyed a 95% success rate (telephone research, not clinical) does not leave anything to chance.

Hypnosis is not a hit and miss success – it doesn’t matter how long you’ve smoked for or how many cigarettes / pipe / cigars you smoke or how often. Our tried and tested treatment is not a temporary fix – with your commitment, it could be permanent.

“I don’t have the willpower!”

Willpower fails 94% of would-be-ex-smokers because it doesn’t address the smoking habit where is stored – the subconscious. However, your commitment and reasons for quitting smoking are essential.

Advanced structured hypnotherapy is an excellent, proven way to stop smoking, but is it not ‘magic’. You cannot be made to do anything in hypnosis. If you don’t really want to stop smoking hypnotherapy cannot force you to quit.

However, if you are committed to stopping smoking and are willing to work in partnership with us, your success can be easy with the right stop smoking hypnotherapy techniques, expertly delivered.

“I don’t think I can be hypnotised? I am too strong willed”

Anyone who can follow instructions can go into hypnosis. The only people unsuitable for hypnosis are those with a very low IQ or brain damage, simply because they are unable to follow instructions. This does not mean every hypnotherapist can put everyone in hypnosis, but if you are willing and want to go into hypnosis, a good therapist using a good technique will be able do it.

stop-smoking-hypnotherapy“I’ve had stop smoking hypnotherapy before and it didn’t work”

This is a bit like saying “I went to school, but didn’t pass my exams… therefore school doesn’t work”.  The quality of the syllabus, the teachers and your willingness to work with the school and follow instructions determine your success. It is the same with stop smoking hypnotherapy; the quality of hypnotherapy techniques, the therapist and your commitment to stopping smoking all affect the outcome. It is also true that in any service based industry, such as dentists, doctors, builders, lawyers etc., there will be good, bad, mediocre and excellent practitioners.

“But I enjoy smoking”

call-for-stop-smoking-hypnotherapyThere may be some part of your mind currently getting some satisfaction or “enjoyment” from smoking, but your body does not enjoy smoking. It is surprising how many people think they’ve always enjoyed smoking, however research using regression has shown this not to be true and that their bodies had a negative reaction to their first cigarette. Our Stop Smoking in One Hour programme works because it changes your attitude towards smoking and replaces the satisfaction you get from cigarettes with something more beneficial to you.

“Is your Stop Smoking in One Hour programme suitable for marijuana (weed) smokers?”

Hypnotherapy can be very effective at helping people stop smoking marijuana; however, the issues surrounding smoking weed can be deeper than a cigarette smoking habit. The treatment required is more complex and takes longer than cigarette smoking, therefore the Stop Smoking in One Hour programme is suitable for marijuana smokers. If you want to quit weed, please do get in touch to discuss in more detail and how we can help.

“Will I put on weight?”

Smokers trying to quit with willpower are far more likely to overeat than the ex-smoker who has quit with a good hypnosis programme. One of the keys to our advanced hypnotherapy method is transferring the benefits you are currently getting from smoking to someone more beneficial for you. Without this key ingredient, the mind is seeking alternatives to cigarettes, and quite often that will be excess ‘comfort’ food. It is misguided satisfaction that causes a would-be-ex-smoker to gain weight. With the Stop Smoking in One Hour therapy, your mind is encouraged to select healthier alternatives.

With our expertise and your determination, you can finally stop smoking for good.

Your success can be easy regardless of how long you have smoked for or how many cigarettes you smoke.  If you’re committed and ready to stop smoking hypnotherapy, you could quit within just one, one-hour advanced hypnotherapy session, although we do include a back-up within the programme.

Are you ready to become a satisfied non-smoker?

If you are determined to become an ex-smoker this time round, please do get in touch. Call Katie Glen or Jenny O’Kelly on 020 8712 5981 with any questions or to book your ‘Stop Smoking in One-Hour’ appointment today.

¹New Scientist (Robert Matthews, Issue 1845, October 1992). Collected from statistics from more than 600 studies, covering almost 72,000 people in America, Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe and including 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6,000 smokers. ²Von Dendenroth, T. (1968) American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

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