Growth Hypnosis offers hypnotherapy to quit smoking for good
No doubt nicotine is physically addictive, however once you stop the addiction passes in just a few days. It’s the psychological attachment that is much harder to break which is where hypnotherapy has a great advantage over other remedies as it deals with the root causes within the subconscious. I was a smoker for 30 years and I finally quit after one session with a (then) trainee hypnotherapist. I haven’t smoked a cigarette since. In fact, if you’re sufficiently motivated to give up, our objective is to achieve that in just one session*.
Evidence for how effective hypnotherapy is to stop smoking
The British Medical Association have acknowledged hypnosis as the most effective help for smoking addiction. Different studies show impressively high success rates compared to other smoking cessation methods including behavioural counselling and drug intervention. Here are references to a couple of the studies:
90.6% success rate using hypnosis to stop smoking. University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.
Hypnosis patients twice as likely to remain smoke-free after two years vs people who quit through will power alone. Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.
We harness the power of habit to help you quit smoking & stay quit
A critical strategic element in the Growth Hypnosis approach to help you stop smoking for good, is to install a positive habit to replace the smoking habit.
Hypnosis can be highly effective for removing many unwanted habits or addictions including smoking. As detailed in Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit, to effectively remove a habit for good you need to change it / replace it with a more helpful habit. Habits consist of 3 parts: the routine, which is the actual behaviour; the cue, which is the circumstance(s) that automatically trigger the routine; the reward which usually boils down to a physical or emotional pleasure.
To successfully change a habit you need to fully understand the cue and reward and then to find a suitable new routine that neatly fits between them. In Growth Hypnosis I take clients through a structured process to identify the habit constituents, then find a suitable replacement which I install with the help of hypnosis.