So you want to stop smoking?
Is that today, tomorrow or the day after?
Do you need qualified, professional, expert help to stop smoking?
Are you now ready to stop smoking with hypnotherapy?
As a mental health professional who teaches about addiction to other therapists, I just do not have enough words to tell you what a pleasure it has been to have helped many people stop smoking cigarettes and tobacco during my career over the decades. It has been a complete honour. And I still do today in my Sydney clinic.
What if I’m a long-term smoker?
Among the people I help are most certainly those who never, ever thought they could stop smoking before they tried hypnotherapy for stopping smoking.
People who had smoked for 40, 50 and sometimes 60 years have so quickly become non-smokers – and you can too.
For many, many years, hypnotherapy has undoubtedly been one of the leading methods to help people who want to stop smoking. I am kept quite busy throughout the year with people who come to see me to stop smoking in Sydney.
Will I put on weight if I give up smoking?
One of the main concerns some people have is that they will replace smoking with eating and put on weight.
You will not put on weight if you are treated correctly and issues around healthy eating are also addressed.
Food, like anything else, can be an addiction for some people and the whole point of stopping smoking is to become healthier in many ways you live your life, including eating well.
How many sessions will I need to quit smoking?
Primarily I see people first of all for a two-hour session, which includes the consultation and treatment and I always see people for a one-hour follow-up session (there is no good medicine without follow-up).
For most people, this is all they need. Occasionally someone may need an extra session, but that is quite unusual.
Lots of clients ask me on the telephone how long it will take, and I tell them that I work with hypnosis and cognitive behaviour therapy and that the treatment is ended when we achieve the behavioural change. Therefore we are aiming towards 100 per cent effectiveness.
I often see clients who fly from abroad and across Australia to my clinic in Sydney for help in stopping smoking, and only manage to get to see me for the first session. In such cases I will make exceptions and see a person for one session and then may do a follow-up session over the telephone or by Skype.
You will also be given a recording made in the session, to take home with you, which extends the treatment program and adds to its effectiveness.
People are often surprised and thrilled at how effective hypnotherapy is in helping them to stop smoking, and the funny thing is, I often get people telephoning me two, three or several years later who knew someone who knew someone who came to see me.
Stopping smoking is one of the most positive health benefits you can do in your life. Hypnotherapy makes that possible.
Can’t I just give up smoking in an hour?
Of course you may have seen adverts purporting to help people stop smoking in one hour. But remember that in changing your life with something as big as stopping smoking it is important to give yourself the right professional help to make that change and time to ingrain that change deep into your unconscious mind. One hour is unlikely to do that for most people.
When I work with people to help them stop smoking I use hypnotic methods that produce extremely high rates of success.
Of course that requires you to commit more time to the process but the results are far greater and long-lasting.
I am a results therapist. I want my clients to get the best, effective results. I never compromise on the quality or service I offer.
To stop smoking with hypnotherapy, pick up the phone and call me now and I will help you
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath In Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with her at Australian Health & Education Centre.