Giving up Smoking


It’s a long time since I worked with clients to help them stop smoking – like the proverbial Number 9 bus, there are none at all and then three turn up all at once!

male head glasses, smoking, eyes shutOne of the very first people I worked with, many years ago now, was my nephew who was then aged around 30 and was smoking 50 cigarettes a day. Apart from the damage to his lungs, his heart and his overall health and well-being, the sheer cost, the amount of money that was literally going up in smoke, amazed me.

He went from 50 to nothing in one session – “blimey, Aunty Jude, that was amazing!” is how he put it.

People want to stop smoking for various reasons, usually health and financial issues are close to the top of the list. I remember one man saying he had just become a grandfather and wanted to see his grandson grow up. Another man wanted to walk his newly-born daughter up the aisle, and didn’t want her seeing him growing old as a coughing, wheezing dad with no energy to play with her.

For others it is career-driven. It is no longer cool or smart to smoke, quite the opposite. It is widely perceived as being a dumb thing to do, a waste of money, something that has been clearly shown to have dire effects on health. So a smart, career-driven executive will no longer win promotion by blowing cigarette smoke in his / her boss’s face.

cigarette stubbed outHypnosis has a very good success rate with those who really want to give up smoking – but that is the
key, they must REALLY want to give up smoking. It should only take one session, perhaps with one more to drive the message home. It’s painless, non-invasive and cheaper than a dozen 20 packs of a typical brand.

If you would like to stop – if you would REALLY like to stop – give me a call on 07597 020 512.