What is Smoking Cessation therapy?
Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation is an effective and efficient intervention for those who, even if they are torn about it at times, deep down know that they wish to quit smoking tobacco for good. This means the intervention is best suited to those who are motivated to self-refer for treatment rather than being pestered and cajoled into doing it by a loved one, medical professional or friend.
More about the treatment
The treatment takes up to ninety minutes. Whilst seated in an upright position, you will be inducted into a trance state. All of us do trance states frequently during any one day (daydreaming, reverie etc.) and there is nothing mystical or magical about being in this altered state of consciousness. The difference is that in hypnotherapy it is the practitioner who guides you into an altered state of consciousness by using language patterns that are targeted and tailor-made to your individual circumstances.
However, broadly speaking, the suggestions are designed to build motivation, address cravings and increase the drive to lead a healthier life free from cigarettes and harmful tobacco. The experience can be relaxing at times, but in the case of Smoking Cessation where there are obviously unpleasant and possibly life-threatening consequences to the smoking habit, the unconscious mind can present some disturbing and uncomfortable images to the subject during the treatment. This is perfectly normal, and your therapist is trained to guide you through any such moments towards your desired outcome.
Who can practice in this area?
Hypnotherapy in the UK is not regulated in the same way as Psychotherapy. Therefore it is important to make sure your Hypnotherapist, like ours here at Breathe-London, has undergone a professional training to obtain the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) or equivalent, and is signed up to a reputable accrediting body such as the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH).
Your next step to becoming a non smoker
David is at Breathe London Covent Garden on Mondays and Tuesdays and at Breathe London Waterloo on Wednesdays and Fridays
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