Ready to quit smoking?

Tried before but only get so far? Not enough willpower? Then I have great news for you! There’s nothing wrong with you, nobody has much willpower. Will power is located in the conscious part of our minds, which constitutes only 5 to 10% of your actual mind power, while your subconscious holds the lions’ share: a whopping 90 to 95%! By engaging the remarkable capacity of you subconscious mind success is achievable. Achievable faster and easier.

Because we are all individuals the reasons you started in the first place, the reasons you continue, and the daily routines of your habit will differ from everyone else’s. This is why the ‘one size fits all’ approach to using hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is less successful. There are many layers and sub-habits to this habit, as you probably know: there’s the one you have with your coffee, on your drive to work, after a meal, you get the idea. As well, stress, anxiety, boredom, weight management, and often deeper psychological aspects are strong contributors. A competent hypnotherapist will strategically address all of these facets and deliver those messages directly to your subconscious, your seat of change, and it works!

A good hypnotherapist will customize your sessions to suit you personally, and this method dramatically increases your chances of success, and speeds the process up! You get to where you want to be faster! Because you are a unique individual, I can’t say exactly how many sessions will get you to your goal, but I have found that on average, the most successful strategy is four sessions a week apart, then followed by two or three reinforcing sessions a month apart or as required. Many are pleased to find that they are able to leave the habit behind after the first session! They are simply no longer interested. As a bonus, with hypnotherapy, withdrawal symptoms are minimal.

As a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Registered Clinical Herbalist, I can provide you with the added edge of nutritional advice and herbal remedies to help the body repair and remove toxins. A powerful support package!

Call for your FREE initial consultation when you are fully ready to stop smoking and get on with your life as clean air breather!

The good news is that we learned that hypnosis can be highly effective for smoking cessation; research shows that when done correctly the success rate is slightly above 66%. Compare that to the success rates of trying to quit on your own: 5%, using behavior therapy 25%, or using Nicotine Replacement Products, 25% and hypnosis looks like the best option out there. In fact, there is no other method supported by research that even comes close.”

Dr. David Spiegel, the Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford defines hypnosis as “being to consciousness what a telephoto lens is to a camera.”

A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-month follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence from the use of tobacco using hypnosis. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992.

You Can Walk Away From Anxiety

Anxiety can have a severe negative impact on life, as sufferers are well aware. So many of the healthy things we need to do are obstructed: social contact, self improvement, physical activities, self care, and the list goes on.

Are you ready to experience life as a calmer, peaceful, fearless person? I say fearless rather than courageous, because, if you struggle with anxiety you already have a ton of courage, that’s what gets you out of bed everyday and out into the world. How would it feel to not need courage, to be fearless instead?

Anxiety goes by many names and can be as simple as normal exam jitters, or as severe as crippling fear and panic, and everything in between. Now, this primal reaction is hardwired into us and has been crucial to keeping our species alive; however, an over-reactive fear response is no good for anyone. It’s like your home fire alarm going off every time you turn on the stove, light a candle, or even think about turning on the stove or lighting a candle. Can you imagine? That’s no way to live. But you already know this.

If anxiety or any of it’s symptoms and manifestations; FOMO, panic, PTSD, depression, OCD, social fear, GAD, procrastination, fatigue, irritability, tension and body pain, headaches, IBS and other chronic digestive issues, excessive sweating, insomnia, phobia, chronic worry, bingeing, self harm, and so much more, are limiting your ability to fully enjoy your life, and get the most out of it, try hypnotherapy.

Anxiety has become a serious concern for many of us in the modern world, and even very young children are suffering. Who can say why? Past trauma, prevalent social media, pressure to perform and succeed, genetic factors, unattainable goals? All of the above?

We know that these emotional reactions do not come from the logical conscious mind, they come unbidden from the illogical subconscious. We also now understand that our conscious mind constitutes only about 5 to 10% of our total mind power, and that the subconscious makes up much of the rest, a whopping 90 to 95%! Understanding what is going on consciously isn’t enough to make meaningful changes to reaction to triggers, for significant change to take place, the message has to make it through to your subconscious mind, where the reaction originates.

In the safety and comfort of hypnosis we gain access to the subconscious and will gently address the initial cause of the condition, the trigger, update the subconscious so that the new understanding goes deeply in to make changes on a profound level. Then, using language that your subconscious understands, we strategically shift old ways of thinking, old patterns, and replace them with your personal vision of how you want your life to be. And it works!

As a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Registered Clinical Herbalist, I can provide you with the added edge of nutritional advice and herbal remedies to help soothe, nourish, and repair your nervous and adrenal systems, to enhance your transition. A powerful support package!

Call for your FREE initial consultation so you can feel confident that this therapy is right for you. This is your opportunity to have your concerns addressed, share as much of your story as you are comfortable with, get your questions answered, and get a therapeutic plan in place!

The tremendous volume of research provides compelling evidence that hypnosis is an efficacious treatment for state anxiety (e.g., prior to tests, surgery and medical procedures) and anxiety-related disorders, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.”

Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy has demonstrated 70% enhanced treatment outcomes and long term remission compared to CBT alone, in meta-analysis of 18 relative studies.
Additionally, hypnosis sessions can also deal with associated phobias, substance abuse, eating disorders, low self esteem, social behavior patterns, motivation development, etc, commonly encountered in such patients, at the subconscious level.
Methods like reframing, ego reinforcement, releasing tension, taking responsibility, age progression, physical dissociation, metaphor, anchors, confusion techniques for facilitating specific amnesia, have profound long term impact.
Furthermore, overall necessary treatment with sessions of clinical hypnotherapy is much shorter than sessions of CBT.”

The author compared a hypnotic procedure consisting of positive suggestions and mental imagery to another group that listened to quiet music (movements from Mozart symphonies) and to a control group. Both experimental groups met in their respective groups for 30 minutes for three weeks. At the end of treatment, both experimental groups experienced a significant reduction in their anxiety, whereas the control group saw minor changes in their anxiety levels. Moreover, the reduction for the hypnosis group was larger. Finally, the therapeutic gains were maintained for the hypnosis group only at six month follow-ups.”