Still smoking, but wish you weren’t? Tried the patch, the gum, maybe even the pills?

Do you want to completely avoid the side effects of these chemical aids: the upset stomach, the headaches, the hiccups, trouble sleeping, and more – and are looking for a natural option?

Hypnotherapy may be the alternative for you. Not only will we give you suggestions to stop smoking, but you’ll learn self-hypnosis techniques for future use.

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “can hypnosis help me quit smoking”?

Our answer is, “YES! Hypnosis for smoking cessation is a very popular and effective alternative to chemical aids or going cold turkey.”

Many of our clients report being completely smoke-free within four to five sessions; however, some are able to re-define themselves as non-smokers after only one hypnotherapy session.*

During the first session, the hypnotherapist will do a thorough client intake consultation to understand why you want to quit and explain our methods. We use a powerful, interactive and fun process of hypnosis whereby the therapist guides you, the client, to the appropriate level (depth) of hypnosis for the presenting problem through a series of suggestions. Once at the appropriate level of hypnosis, your subconscious mind is optimally open and receptive to the combination of positive suggestions co-created by the you and the therapist during the intake portion of the session. Because your mind is more open to your own language patterns, during the hypnotic portion of the session, we introduce your own stated reasons for wanting to quit back into your subconscious mind.

Hypnotherapy is gaining more recognition nationwide as a viable option for addiction therapy. Supporters say that it works because it helps them to feel greater control over their addiction.*

Specifically, research has shown hypnotherapy can be very effective tool for smoking cessation. In a 2004 study by Texas A&M University’s System Health Science Center, 81 percent of patients who received hypnosis were able to stop smoking. In another, done by the University of Akron’s College of Nursing in 2005, patients who used guided imagery (hypnosis) were twice as likely to be non-smokers two years later than those who did not use hypnosis.

If you or someone you know wants to quit smoking, please call 571-295-7371 to learn more and to setup a consultation. **

References:

Elkins GR, Rajab MH. (2004). Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. Jan;52(1):73-81.
Wynd CA. (2005). Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37(3):245-250.

*Results may vary.

**We recommend you always seek the advice of a licensed mental health or medical provider prior to starting any new treatment plan or with any questions regarding your medical or mental health condition. Our providers neither diagnose nor treat mental health or medical conditions, nor do they provide counseling or medical care. Please be aware our services are meant to supplement, not substitute for the care provided by your licensed mental health or medical provider.