OUR CAMDEN HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES, LONDON WC1
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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 Camden hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
You will have three treatments, about one week apart. Depending on how many you smoke, expect to stop by the third or sooner. Our fee is all-inclusive.
We hope to bring AM to London by the end of 2017.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR CAMDEN HYPNOTHERAPIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
Our hypnotist in Camden is Maya Zack.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR CAMDEN ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS
Our acupuncturist in Camden is Naji Malak
OUR GUARANTEED AFTERCARE SERVICE
When you have seen our Camden 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..
Camden Hypnotherapy AfterCare
This gives three years of support, including a follow-up session with our Camden hypnotist if necessary (limited to three months). We strongly advise you to call the helpdesk the day after your session. We will talk through how the session went and how you are doing. If there any issues, it is our job to resolve them.
Camden 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 also to give our Camden acupuncturist feedback to prepare him for your second treatment.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR CAMDEN BRANCHES
Directions to our Camden Hypnotherapy branch
Address: 46 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8NW
Directions to our Camden Acupuncture branch
Address: 9 St George’s Mews, Camden, London, NW1 8XG
NSSC Camden acupuncture branch
NSSC Camden hypnosis branch
UPDATES: OUR CAMDEN HYPNOSIS AND ACUPUNCTURE BRANCHES
Bookings: week beginning 5th February
Our Camden hypnosis service has appointments available on Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning or afternoon.
Our Camden acupuncture service has appointments on Monday or Wednesday morning only.
Here are some of our other local branches. Click on any for the full details.
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A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Camden hypnotherapy branch
Jim (not his real name) was, by his own admission, a serial failer. There seemed, on the surface, no doubt that he did want to stop smoking. Each time he tried, he appeared to take it seriously and make every effort. But he never stopped for very long. Well, the first thing we needed to do was to get to grips with why, and only he could give us that information. Of course, he didn’t know why, but that didn’t really matter. Very few smokers do know. Our job is to discuss their smoking cessation history in detail and work it out. They know themselves better than we ever could, but we know more about stopping smoking than they do. Combining their knowledge and ours usually gives us some answers at least.
Before he could see our Camden hypnotherapist or acupuncturist, we had to assess Jim so that they would know what they needed to do for him. What were the issues they would need to resolve? In the end we decided that he should be seen by our hypnotist, as acupuncture was not going to resolve his particular problems. But how did we reach that conclusion?
Although Jim had stopped many times, he was never really a non-smoker. He was what we call a smoker who isn’t smoking. This meant that he could cope with the process of stopping, but he never put in place a strategy for the long term. Why does this sometimes happen? Well, to some extent it’s what we call fear of success. This means that you can cope with stopping but you don’t believe in life without smoking. This was certainly something our Camden hypnotist could help Jim with.
The reasons people have this fear of success are too complex and varied to go into here, but when we discussed them with Jim he did recognise the issue in himself. That was a good start. He also recognised that he had been a smoker who wasn’t smoking. He found the expression really helpful. Knowing what the problem is is always a good start.
Getting Jim on side with this was half the battle for our hypnotherapist in Camden. Smoking cessation isn’t something we do to people. It’s teamwork between us and the client. Jim had come to believe in failure, but that was only because he had never been given the right help. Failure breeds failure, and for this reason we are often faced with clients who come to hypnotherapy or acupuncture with a severe lack of confidence. Fortunately, Jim recognised that he was at last understood, and that his problems were properly assessed. He could have worked them out for himself, but smokers often need someone to tell them what their problems are. Any hypnotist in Camden could have done this, but we have the additional benefit of our national support service that can root out these issues before any client gets to see our hypnotist.
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Before seeing our Camden acupuncturist or hypnotherapist, you might read the sample pages on our website.
Here is a taster:
Maintaining the addiction
Although you need about four cigarettes or so each day to avoid withdrawal symptoms, the addiction is not finally lost until there is no longer any nicotine in your body. That takes about four days, variable again for the same reasons as above. This is why some people are extremely light smokers, and why some are what they call social smokers. They tend to say oh I can take it or leave it, I only smoke when I go to the pub, but in most cases they are going to the pub at least twice a week, and while they don’t like to be told they are addicted, as if that’s some kind of insult, technically they are.
There is enough nicotine in someone else’s smoke to keep you addicted. Some people don’t even need to smoke. They just keep breathing smoke from other people’s cigarettes and they can avoid withdrawal symptoms.
We once had a woman asking us for help. She said that every time she stopped smoking her daughter’s behaviour changed. Was it just that she was stressed and she thought it changed?
Unlikely, but we tested the daughter at the same time as her mother and, yes, she was addicted. She was 11 years old. She had never smoked a cigarette, but she was addicted to the nicotine she had been absorbing from her mother’s smoking. We had to treat her at the same time as her mother to get round the problem.
Naturally, then, when you stop smoking it is important to avoid smoky places, which in any case is easy enough to do these days, but it also means, if you have a smoking person in your household, that they cannot smoke in the same room as you. This is not an option. I don’t care what you have to say to them, but this is non-negotiable.
OTHER CAMDEN 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 Camden NHS website here.