OUR HULL HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES
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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 Hull hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
This fee covers three treatments. Many patients stop after just two, but the third one is there for you if you need it. There is also a three-year AfterCare support programme.
We hope to bring AM to Hull by the end of 2017.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR HULL HYPNOTHERAPIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
Our hypnotist in Hull is Lynda Burgess. Lynda specialises is seeing clients in their own home.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR HULL ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS
OUR GUARANTEED AFTERCARE SERVICE
When you have seen our Hull 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.
Hull Hypnotherapy AfterCare
This gives three years of support. We strongly advise you to call the helpdesk the day after you have your session. We will talk through how it went and how you are feeling. There may be issues we need to clear up, and that is what we will do.
Hull Acupuncture AfterCare
You will be getting 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 Hull acupuncturist has feedback to prepare for your second treatment.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR HULL BRANCHES
Directions to our Hull Hypnotherapy branch
Directions to our Hull Acupuncture branch
UPDATES: OUR HULL HYPNOSIS AND ACUPUNCTURE BRANCHES
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A STOP-SMOKING TIP
We want to emphasise what our service is, and what it isn’t. First, what it isn’t. We are not a referral service. Our Hull hypnotist and acupuncturist are Partners in the full meaning of the word. We work with our therapists to give you the best possible service. They represent NSSC in Hull, and we back them up with technical expertise and support.
So how does this help you? We are a service provider, the largest independent service in the country, for smokers. Our advice to you here is to take advantage of the huge resources we have. If you have a problem talk to us about it. Many smokers think there’s no point, but that’s not right. We have more knowledge than any other organisation in our field, not excluding the National Health Service.
If you are struggling, even if you make a mistake and smoke, please don’t assume you have failed. Making a mistake is normal and forgivable. Accepting failure may be normal but it is not forgivable. We have over twenty-six years of experience in smoking cessation. What we can do will probably surprise you.
Our acupuncturist and hypnotist in Hull are just two parts of this partnership. Before you book with either of them, read about NSSC on the other pages here. If you would like to talk with us first, call our national advice team on 01200 40 50 22. We will be very happy to advise you on any aspect of stopping smoking. You don’t even have to book up with us. We’re just pleased to help.
NO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP SMOKING
Sometimes people come to us not to stop smoking but for smoking reduction. It’s a choice they make, and we publish a book on reduction. ‘No, You Don’t Have to Stop Smoking’ might be of interest even if you do want to stop completely. Why not take a look at it before you visit our Hull hypnosis or acupuncture branch. Here’s a taster to get you started.
….. The tobacco companies know their users will find it hard to stop smoking because they are addicted to nicotine, but they also know that every user is also afraid to even try to stop smoking, and just as dependence is the first line of defence for addiction, it is also what protects the tobacco companies’ profits. They know that every smoker could stop, because addiction can, of course, be overcome, but they also know that their users will find any excuse not to try. They also know, by the way, that every time you try to stop smoking and fail, it increases your psychological dependence; failure reinforces the message that you couldn’t live without tobacco. (By the way, the tobacco companies know more than I do about their drug. Of course they do – their profits depend on it. And they certainly know more than the medical profession knows.)
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Hull hypnotherapy branch
Doreen was keen to stop smoking, but she had the same problem a lot of people have. When she stopped, she put weight on. In fact she put a lot of weight on the last time, and the inevitable happened – she smoked again because of it. The sad thing was that she didn’t want to smoke. She wasn’t enjoying it. In fact, she was desperately unhappy about it. And to make matters worse, she hadn’t lost all the weight she put on last time, so now she was unhappy about being fat and about smoking.
We often see cases like this, and our Hull hypnotherapist had herself recently seen two such clients – both women – in succession, before Doreen came along. So before Doreen attended the session we went through some issues with her from our AfterCare telephone counselling service. (Although it’s called AfterCare, it’s the same team that helps clients to prepare for stopping smoking if they need it.)
There are some practical issues we can deal with, but one of the first things we like to get straight is the logic of smoking to lose weight. The issue, for many smokers, seems to be that being overweight is visible, and therefore an immediate problem. This is true. Lung disease is not visible, and in any case it can take years of smoking to develop. However, you need to bear in mind that weight can be lost; by the time you have emphysema or lung cancer the damage is done. Unlike weight gain there is no going back. So the two cannot really be seen in the same light. Our hypnotist in Hull, inevitably, sees people for whom it is too late, and that’s very sad. She also sees overweight clients, and that isn’t. It’s not hard, when you think about it, to see what is important and what isn’t.
We explained this, and more, to Doreen, and she saw the logic of it. She didn’t try to argue against what we were saying. But whilst she accepted it on the intellectual level, accepting it on the emotional level was rather harder. This in fact is a common problem with smoking cessation generally. You know, intellectually, that you need to stop smoking, but you don’t do it. This is because you can’t accept it on an emotional level. The people who stop smoking – just stop, without no-one to help them, no pills or therapy – are those who have an emotional breakthrough. Suddenly, they understand, on both levels, and then nothing can stop them stopping. Sadly, such an epiphany is not given to most smokers, or at least not when it would be really helpful.
It wasn’t given to Doreen before she came to our Hull hypnosis service either, but she accepted all of this. She could see that she couldn’t see it, if you like, and at least she committed to taking smoking more seriously than weight. The next stage was for her to have her hypnotherapy, which she did, on the agreed basis that if she did gain weight we would help her to lose it. She committed to that instead of going back to smoking, and this was a big step forward for her.
The result was interesting. Whilst it is true that some people put weight on when they stop smoking, by no means all do. In fact, and this surprises a lot of people, some actually lose weight. The reasons for this are complex and we’re not going in to them here. How many hypnotherapists in Hull have this kind of knowledge we can’t say. In any case, Doreen lost the weight she had put on previously, so she was doubly pleased. A good result.
OTHER STOP SMOKING SERVICES IN HULL
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 NHS Humber website here.