Hypnotherapy can help you stop smoking or vaping simply and effectively, supporting you past the cravings towards the positive future you desire.
Just one session! My stop smoking package is a powerful stand-alone 2 hour session, including:
While you do not need a separate initial consultation, I offer a free 15 minute consultation before booking you in to ensure we get the best possible results for you.
My stop smoking hypnotherapy package costs £200.
Unfortunately hypnotherapy is not usually available on the NHS. The NHS recommend seeking help only from trained hypnotherapists registered with an organisation recognised by the Professional Standards Authority, such as the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Please do not hesitate to contact me or my professional organisations to check my qualifications or registrations.
I offer smoking cessation hypnosis in person to clients in Maidstone, Kent and the surrounding areas (Allington, Aylesford, Barming, Bearsted, Kings Hill, Rochester, Tonbridge, West Malling etc.) at the Cosmopolitan Medical Clinic in Maidstone.
I also offer convenient online sessions via Zoom with clients across the UK, including Northern Ireland.
To find solution focused hypnotherapists near you to work in person, please check the AfSFH Directory.
Everyone's reasons for quitting smoking are different. Whether you are a social smoker, a vaper who just can't resist on a night out, or someone who has smoked 40 a day for decades, hypnotherapy can help you stop.
Health risks associated with smoking
As most of my clients are only too well aware, smoking is associated with poorer health outcomes overall, higher rates of heart disease and cancer, poorer lung health and circulation, as well as greater risk of depression and other mental health issues. Not only that, but passive smoking also affects the health of the people you love.
It's no wonder so many people are desperate to stop smoking right now.
Smoking addiction is both a physical, chemical addiction and mental.
Nicotine in cigarettes triggers a release of dopamine in the brain, which, as it subsides, creates a pang of withdrawal, encouraging you to seek more.
While this physical addiction is actually easily overcome (nicotine is only about 10% addictive), breaking the habit can still be tricky. We can target these unhelpful thoughts and embedded behavioural patterns with hypnotherapy.
With so many reasons to stop, it's hard to imagine why anyone is still smoking.
Yet many of my clients have tried to give up repeatedly, whether stopping cold turkey with willpower alone, using nicotine replacement patches or sprays, herbs and CBD products, or all manner of smoking cessation aids and devices, only to be back smoking again in a matter of hours.
Unfortunately most of these stop smoking aids only work with the physical side of the addiction, so they are only addressing 10% of the problem. In your consultation, we identify where these previous attempts failed, and work to change your thinking patterns and behaviours to ensure this is the very last time you stop smoking.
240,000 people a year give up smoking every year in the UK.
660 people will stub out a cigarette for the last time today!
Yes. Research shows that hypnotherapy is effective in helping people stop smoking. While the effects of the hypnosis are not permanent, they last long enough to carry you through the first few weeks with ease. You will also receive a relaxation mp3 for self-hypnosis, reinforcing the work done and helping you through stressful days for as long as you need.
Lots of smokers have successfully cut down their cigarette smoking recently using e-cigarettes, but now find it impossible to stop vaping, with many continuing to smoke too.
While currently widely believed to be less harmful than smoking, the long term effects of vaping are still unknown - the World Health Organisation now believes the evidence shows they are harmful to health.
If you are ready to stop vaping, hypnotherapy can help free you from the habit.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses a combination of solution-focused talking therapy, focusing on the present and the future, and a knowledge of neuroscience, supported by hypnosis.
We are all far more motivated by positives than by negatives, so our focus is on a positive, healthy future rather than the negatives and health risks of smoking. In the stop smoking session, we explain how the brain works when we smoke and identify the resources you already have to visualise a clear, positive picture of the future you desire as a non-smoker.
During hypnosis, we effectively convince your subconscious that you are already a non-smoker, living the positive future you have created for yourself. This powerful technique allows you to start your life as a non-smoker immediately, feeling highly motivated to build the new positive habits and behaviours which will allow you to remain an ex-smoker permanently.
Many of my clients fear nicotine withdrawal and cravings when the stop smoking. Some fear that they will put on weight or not be able to manage their stress. These are all things we address in the consultation, dispelling the myths and identifying the resources to ensure their smoking cessation experience is easy and positive.
Nicotine has a very short half life in the body. Theoretically, the strongest withdrawal occurs just 45 minutes after your last cigarette - that's as bad as it gets. Most smokers will experience this daily without noticing.
Stopping smoking gives almost immediate benefits - within just 24hrs, your blood pressure, pulse rate and the temperature of your hands and feet will have returned to normal, levels of Oxygen and Carbon Monoxide are normal, and your chances of a heart attack have already decreased.
Within a couple of months, your lung function will have increased by over a third. By the time you have been a non-smoker for 5-10yrs, your risk of stroke and death from lung cancer are similar to that of someone who has never smoked.