Stop smoking, become a non-smoker easily with hypnosis and hypnotherapy at the Herne Bay hypnotherapy centre.

This specialised stop-smoking clinic is within easy reach of Herne Bay, Swalecliffe, Tankerton, Chestfield, Whitstable, Faversham, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Canterbury.

Stop SmokingMost smokers believe that they are addicted to nicotine, whereas in fact the actual addiction to nicotine is barely significant . . . but it’s their belief which is HUGE.

With so much publicity in relation to encouraging people to quit smoking, the general consensus of opinion is that it’s going to be so very difficult to quit. The government slogan ‘Don’t give up giving up’ could be seen as a powerful suggestion that you can’t in fact give up. In much the same way the words given so much play are ‘withdrawal symptoms’; again a counter-productive powerful suggestion.

The simplest way to beat the habit (because that is what it is) is to break down that belief system, that false belief system and overcome the psychological habit of smoking.

Hypnosis has been found to be extremely effective in the treatment of smoking. The results of a huge study by Frank Schmidt and research student Chockalingam Viswesvaran showed that hypnosis was found to be the most effective form of therapy.

This study used 72000 case studies throughout America, Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe. A.S.H. Action on Smoking and Health also consider the use of Hypnosis to be the most effective form of therapy for smoking cessation.

Stopping smoking is a very common desire for all smokers. However many fail or never reach the decision to give up because they do not answer several questions which every smoker should put to themselves. The answers to these questions would ensure the positive attitude which allows anyone to stop smoking, easily, painlessly, without mood swings, irritability or cravings!

This is a very appropriate quotation particularly for smokers:

Cognitive Dissonance

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance, and because it is so importance to protect that core belief, they will rationalise, ignore and even deny anything that does not fit in with the core belief.”

Again, as mentioned above, smokers tend to hold that core belief that they are addicted, so the above quotation will be very familiar to them.

Just think about this:

Smoking cessation using Suggestion Therapy has been proved to be more effective than many if not all other Stop Smoking aids available ,e.g. Nicotine patches, dummy cigarettes and pure willpower.

The main reason that willpower alone will not enable a smoker to successfully stop is that willpower is a process which requires constant conscious effort to maintain.

The unconscious part of the mind controls 95% of all our actions, thoughts, emotions and bodily functions without any effort at all: Suggestion Therapy communicates with the unconscious mind, reprogramming it and enabling you to connect the process of not smoking with pleasurable feelings of confidence and pride, instead of the negative feelings usually associated with stopping smoking, like irritability and cravings.

Ask a smoker how often they wake up regularly during the night craving for a cigarette and, invariably, the answer is ‘Never’. They might get up for another reason and then fancy a cigarette, but the craving wouldn’t wake them. Likewise, people don’t stop a meal halfway through to light up – they most probably will after the meal, but not when they are halfway through a plate of steak and chips, for example; people don’t break off during sporting activity to have a cigarette.

Their belief system says this is not the time to think about smoking; on these occasions they don’t crave cigarettes or nicotine.

On the other hand, ask a smoker when they always light up and the answer is likely to be, ‘with my first cuppa in the morning’, ‘when I’m on the phone’, ‘coffee breaks at work’, ‘with a glass of wine in the evening’, and so on and so forth. They associate these occasions with always lighting up and they believe that to deprive themselves at this time would result in a huge craving. Half the time lighting up at these times is automatic; again, a habit.

During the session the first half is used to explain the psychology of smoking and to use a combination of cognitive and behavioural techniques. This is carried out in a light-hearted manner and the client is encouraged to participate as much as possible. The second half is using the very powerful suggestion therapy under hypnosis.

In recent years, a great deal of research has been carried out as to the most effective way to ‘beat the weed’. Two examples given were Which magazine, in 1996, when the magazine carried out their own study. They examined the use of nicotine patches, nicotine gum, placebos, sheer willpower, etc and their conclusion was decisive: HYPNOTHERAPY is the surest way to stop smoking.

In 2001, the New Scientist reported the largest ever scientific comparison of ways to stop smoking. Of all the methods analysed, the survey found that HYPNOTHERAPY was the most effective by far, five times more effective than willpower alone, three times more effective than nicotine gum… and so on.

Quote: New Scientist (Vol.136, issue 1845):
‘… most techniques turned out to be hopeless. Hypnosis, however, came out as the most effective anti-smoking technique.’

Before the session it is a good idea to write down the reasons why you want to quit smoking and then, beside those reasons, write down why you failed.

£175.00 (£190 after 7pm)


The difference between a smoker and a non-smoker is not that a non-smoker doesn’t smoke, it’s that a non-smoker has no desire to smoke, when there is no desire to smoke, there is no temptation to smoke and therefore no need for willpower to resist temptation.

If you need assistance for your habit contact Diane today.

* Cash only payments help to concentrate the mind of the smoker – the transition from smoker to non-smoker; the realisation of the pointless waste of money (not to mention damage to health).

For the latest research of the efficacy of the Rob Kelly Method please download the research paper.

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