Hypnotherapy has a very good track record at helping people to give up smoking. In fact, if you ask the man (or woman!) in the street what hypnotherapy can be used for, “giving up smoking” would probably be up there in the top two or three answers. It’s a shame, really, that the NHS doesn’t acknowledge this, or recognise hypnotherapy as a valid alternative to patches or chewing gum or “vaping” – but that could be another article all in itself!
My approach to anyone who comes to me saying they want to give up smoking is, first of all, to ask a couple of questions. “Do you want to give up smoking'” and then, “do you REALLY want to give up smoking?” If the answer to the second question is anything on the spectrum of, “my wife says I should give up,” or “my new boyfriend says I smell like an ashtray,” then it could well be that the motivation is not yet strong enough.
But I also like to look deeper, to work from the inside out: let me give you an example. A lovely man came to see me a while back, saying he wanted to give up smoking. I could see that he was stressed, his hands trembled constantly and during our chat he admitted to having a fear of heights that was impacting on his work. I suggested that we should tackle these underlying issues before looking at him giving up smoking, and he agreed. After the first session, dealing with some spirit “passengers”, his hands no longer trembled, and he said he felt more relaxed. The past life session uncovered two very different lives, both of which were directly linked to his fear of heights. Having resolved and healed those traumas, he positively bounced into the next session saying that not only had his fear of heights vanished, but his quality of sleep had improved enormously. The “soul retrieval” session gave a sense of “wholeness” and overall wellbeing that rounded the healing work off nicely. After that, giving up smoking was very easy!
In fact, when I checked in with him a few weeks later, he wrote me a very nice email to say, “I haven’t had a single cigarette since our session and don’t even think about smoking now, so many thanks for helping with that.”
Now to me, that’s the way to give up smoking!
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and I am always very happy to have a chat about giving up smoking or any other aspect of my work. If you feel I can help you, please give me a call on 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512.