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Oxford hypnotherapy

OUR OXFORD HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES

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OXFORD HYPNOTHERAPY

Fee: £200

Most clients stop in a single session, but a free follow-up is provided within three months in the event that you have a problem. Our Oxford hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.

OXFORD ACUPUNCTURE

Fee £200

You may need three treatments, and the fee covers this. If you don’t need the third one, though, you can come back later for it if you have a problem.

ADDICTION MANAGEMENT

 

We hope to bring AM to Oxfordshire by the end of 2017.

SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR OXFORD HYPNOTHERAPIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS

Abi Strevens, our Partner here, sees clients at both of our Oxford hypnotherapy branches. See the location details below.

SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR OXFORD ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS

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OUR GUARANTEED AFTERCARE SERVICE

When you have seen our Oxford hypnotherapist or acupuncturist we will enrol you in our NSSC AfterCare programme. The support that comes with each therapy is different, although in each case it provides access to our unlimited help by telephone counselling.

Oxford Hypnotherapy AfterCare

This gives a free follow-up session with our Oxford hypnotist within 3 months, plus three years of support. Call the helpdesk the day after your session. We will talk through how the session went. We can then decide what further help you could use, if any.

Oxford Acupuncture AfterCare

We give three years of counselling and support with acupuncture. In addition to the long-term support, we like to talk with you after the first treatment. This is to assess your progress and ensure that our Oxford acupuncturist has feedback to prepare for your second treatment.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR OXFORD BRANCHES

Directions to our Oxford Hypnotherapy branches

We have two branches here:

362 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7PP
45 Raleigh Park Road, Botley, OX2 9AR

Directions to our Oxford Acupuncture branch

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NSSC Oxford hypnosis branch

NSSC Botley hypnosis branch

UPDATES: OUR OXFORD HYPNOSIS AND ACUPUNCTURE BRANCHES

03/07/2017.

Here are some of our other local branches. Click on any for the full details.

HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Hypnotherapy

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THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK

Before seeing our Oxford hypnotherapist or acupuncturist, why not read the free sample pages on our website.
Here’s a taster for you:

….. If you want to know more about it, here goes, but if you don’t skip this next paragraph.

The doctor who did the original work, Dr Richard Mackarness, wasn’t actually looking at addiction at all. He was an allergy specialist. He developed some research work that was done in the US that enabled him to produce an antidote for any known allergen. It was a great success, even though the NHS in the UK wouldn’t back his work, and he wrote books about it and over the years became rather famous in his specialised field. Then he got to thinking that if he could cure allergy, which he could, he might be able to cure addiction. Why? Well, think about it. What does allergy mean? In simple terms, that your immune system mistakenly thinks a substance is a poison and gives you the symptoms of poisoning when you ingest it. When you inhale tobacco smoke and force your immune system to adapt to it, it does exactly what it does in an allergic reaction, only now instead of reacting when you have it it reacts when you don’t have it. Allergy doctors call this masked allergy. Your immune system only reacts to tobacco smoke when it doesn’t get it. What Dr Mackarness had done by discovering how to switch off an addictive reaction was simply to expose what the mechanism is that causes that reaction. That he didn’t win international acclaim is purely a function of commercial imperatives and is a disgrace.

So what you’ve got is an immune system that has been trained not only to accept poisons without producing symptoms, but in fact that will produce symptoms when it doesn’t see the poisons. That, in a nutshell, is the sum total of how addiction works. Withdrawal symptoms are signals from your immune system to your brain to look for the poisons it is adapted to. The same, by the way, applies to all addiction, not only tobacco.

A SHORT CASE HISTORY

From our Oxford hypnotherapy branch

Mark asked the same question, when he called us, that almost all smokers ask. He wanted to know how successful hypnosis is for smoking cessation. And we gave him the same answer we give everyone, which is that there is no answer. Any therapist who puts a figure on this is behaving unethically, because they can’t prove it, which makes it nothing more than a claim. Our Oxford hypnotherapist will give you same answer – that they won’t make a claim they cannot prove.

Mark accepted this answer, as both valid and ethical, but he had to adjust his thinking in order to do so. He had been hoping, probably, for a nice big figure that would provide him with comfortable reassurance. He knew our answer was correct, but that didn’t stop him being a little disappointed. Which meant we had to show him just how easy it was going to be to stop smoking with hypnotherapy, because he would have to see it for himself.

Everyone coming to our Oxford hypnosis branch has, to some extent, to take us on trust. But in fact is that any different from seeing an independent hypnotist? Mark picked us out because he made an assumption (correctly) that National Stop Smoking Centres is something more than ordinary hypnotherapists. We don’t claim to be the best, even if we often are, and we don’t claim that everyone will stop smoking when they come to us. We can’t claim that, because we can’t say what other people will do, only what we will do.

Luckily, Mark accepted this ethical stance. In fact he actually told our hypnotist in Oxford that the reason he chose to come to us was that he appreciated our honesty. He had spoken with a couple of local hypnotists on the phone before choosing us, and whilst there was nothing wrong with them he didn’t get the feeling he was looking for. It was our refusal to overstate our case that impressed him. We can’t know, but perhaps the other therapists were a bit pushy. Looking at some of the websites therapists have, we would have to say they can be a little commercial.

He knew more than one local smoker who had been to Oxford hypnotherapists, and both had successfully stop smoking. He very nearly went to one of those therapists himself, but something made him look again. He would very likely have stopped whoever he had gone to, so this short case history is itself not a claim. It’s just food for thought.

OTHER OXFORD STOP SMOKING RESOURCES

Therapy might not be what you’re looking for. If it isn’t, and you want to take pharmaceutical products to stop smoking, we suggest you see your GP.. You can also visit the Oxfordshire County Council website here.