Thursday, 13 September 2012

Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy in Stoptober

The government have launched a campaign called Stoptober, which runs throughout October 2012, urging smokers across England to stop smoking for 28 days.

Research has shown that people who manage to stop smoking for that length of time are five times more likely not to start again.

Research has also shown that when you give up smoking at the same time as a loved one: a friend, a spouse, a sibling; then there is a greater chance that you will give up with ease and stay smoke free.

So why not take part in Stoptober this year and give up smoking for good!

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.(1) The research, carried out at the University of Iowa, was a meta-analysis which combined the results of more than 600 studies, with a total of nearly 72,000 people. The results included 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers, and was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study clearly showed that people were six times more likely to quit smoking with a single session of hypnotherapy and remain non-smokers over 12 months after the session, compared to those who used nicotine replacement therapy.

A typical hypnotherapy session for smoking cessation lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours. During this time a consultation is carried out detailing your smoking and general lifestyle habits. How we create anxiety and stress will also be covered as well as a recap on the dangers of smoking and the health improvements which you will benefit from once you've stopped smoking. The consultation is followed by hypnosis which will firstly get you in a nice relaxed state using guided visualisation, metaphors and stories followed by clear language about stopping smoking which will help you kick the habit for good. It is possible for you to stop smoking in just one hypnotherapy session.

Clinical Hypnotherapist Sarah Mortimer, is offering a reduction of the cost of Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy sessions during the Stoptober campaign.

Save £20 - Only £100 for an individual stop smoking hypnotherapy session during October 2012.

You can save even more by booking at the same time as a loved one - Save £50 - Only £190 during Stoptober. Bookings must be made at the same time and paid for together. Sessions are on an individual basis.

For more details on how hypnotherapy can help you give up smoking

More information on Stoptober

(1) Schmidt, F.L. & Viswesvaran, C. (1992). A Meta-Analytic Comparison of the Effectiveness of Smoking-Cessation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 77 (4), 554-561