Stop Smoking Today

STOP SMOKING TODAY
Imagine walking into my therapy room as a smoker and emerging just two hours later as a non-smoker. With my unique Stop Smoking Today programme, one 120-minute hypnotherapy session is all it takes for you to break free from a habit that can ruin your health and radically shorten your life. As a former smoker myself, I know first-hand the challenges you'll be facing - but also how wonderful it feels to finally have broken free from smoking.

My programme tackles smoking on both a conscious and unconscious level. After a detailed analysis of why you smoke and when, we'll select alternative coping strategies you can use at all the different times when you used to smoke. You'll also learn a calming breathing technique. Next, you'll have a 30-minute hypnotherapy session that will reprogramme your unconscious mind to ensure you no longer have any desire to smoke.

I've had remarkable results helping smokers quit, and in order to keep my success rate as high as it is, I only accept smokers who really want to stop smoking themselves - not because concerned relatives or friends have suggested they do so. If you feel you're definitely ready to stop smoking, I look forward to helping you achieve your goal.

In the unlikely event of a single session not being sufficient to help you quit permanently, I offer as many free follow-up sessions as you need within one month of your initial treatment session.

To read a more detailed explanation about how hypnosis works for smoking cessation, click here.

HYPNOTHERAPY WORKS!
An article published in New Scientist magazine, reported that 'hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest-ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.' Hypnosis was shown to be five times more effective than willpower alone in helping smokers quit.

In a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, those who were given a single session of hypnotherapy smoked significantly fewer cigarettes and were significantly more abstinent than a placebo control group and a no-treatment control group, both immediately after the test and at the four-week, 12-week, 24-week and 48-week follow-up sessions the researchers conducted.

TESTIMONIALS
'I'm amazed at the ease with which Lisa's Stop Smoking Today session has completely removed my urge to smoke. Although I was not a heavy smoker, I had tried and tried to quit but always lapsed in the pub, or when things got a bit stressful at work. I still get the odd urge but it soon passes as I immediately tell myself all the reasons I'm thrilled I no longer smoke - health benefits, no longer stinking of smoke, saving money, no longer needing to rely on a drug in that way, and having a positive influence on other family members and friends who're struggling to kick the habit.'
GH, Clapham

Zest magazine
6 NEW WAYS TO QUIT


THE THERAPY Hypnotherapy

THE GUINEA PIG Tabitha McDonald, 29. She's been smoking for 15 years and gets through 10 to 20 cigarettes a day.

WHAT DID IT INVOLVE? 'The session started with a 45-minute chat about what to expect and why I wanted to stop smoking. I explained that I wanted to quit for health reasons and that my main trigger is boredom - cigarette breaks punctuate my day and I consider my mid-morning and mid-afternoon cigarettes rewards for hard work. I also socialise with smokers a lot, which doesn't help. The hypnotherapist, Lisa Jackson, explained that hypnosis works by implanting suggestions into your unconscious mind that you no longer want to smoke. The session started as I expected, with Lisa telling me I was feeling deeply relaxed. I went into a trance and the next thing I recall is being counted out of my hypnotised state - quite spooky!'

DID IT WORK? 'Much to my surprise, it really did! Despite going on a group holiday with six smokers, I've managed not to smoke for a month. I did feel a little grouchy for the first few days, and I'm fidgeting a lot, but I find that every time I think of having a cigarette, an image of a sad, old, wrinkly smoker pops into my mind - which must be down to the hypnosis!'

Spirit And Destiny
'THE HEALTH RESOLUTION THAT CHANGED MY LIFE'

'I finally quit smoking with hypnotherapy'

Naomi Fernandes, 30, a full-time mum from Whyteleafe in Surrey, has had no cravings for cigarettes since she had one session of hypnotherapy last year

'The session with clinical hypnotherapist Lisa Jackson lasted around two hours. The first 90 minutes were spent talking about what I got out of smoking and why I wanted to quit. We also agreed on alternative strategies I could use if I was tempted to smoke. Then for the last half hour, I was hypnotised. Lisa told me that when I woke up I would have no desire to smoke... I can honestly say that since that day I haven't had a single craving. It just didn't cross my mind - it was like turning back the clock and being a non-smoker again. I didn't even find myself snacking more because it wasn't a case of fighting cravings - they just weren't there. I can't imagine ever smoking again.'

Croydon Advertiser

... Lisa's approach complements a single hypnotherapy session with an in-depth interview, a breathing technique and mental distractions. She said: 'I try to give clients practical strategies to handle situations they usually associate with smoking. For example, calling a friend or indulging in a fun pastime - whatever the individual prefers'... Lisa makes it sound easy, but she used to smoke 40 a day and knows it's anything but... 'I know exactly how the smoker's mind works and I know it's possible to recondition yourself so you don't [want to smoke],' she said.

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