OUR YORK 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 York hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
The fee here is inclusive of three treatments. Many patients stop after just two, but it’s a good idea to have the third one anyway. If you really don’t need it, we can hold it in abeyance in case you come back with a problem.
We hope to bring AM to York by the end of 2017.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR YORK HYPNOTHERAPIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
Our hypnotist in York is Verena Groom-White.
“Excellent service. Highly recommend it.!” BI, Lonsdale
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR YORK ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS
Our acupuncturist in York is Tiziana Bertinotti.
“Wonderful, very friendly, professional, supportive. Fantastic. 10/10.” CC. York
“Very professional and effective treatment. Highly recommended.” AG, York
“Tiziana was really understanding of my situation, offered good advice, and made me feel relaxed and confident about the treatment. Very good therapist.”. CS, Pocklington
“She was very helpful and clear in her explanation of what she was going to do. Gave some really helpful tips.” JL, Huntington
OUR GUARANTEED AFTERCARE SERVICE
When you have seen our York 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..
York Hypnotherapy AfterCare
This gives three years of support. We are very good at support, and have more than a quarter of a century of experience. Don’t hesitate to call us if you need help.
York Acupuncture AfterCare
You will be getting three years of counselling and support with this. In addition to the long-term support, we like to talk with you after the first treatment. This is to assess your progress and to give our York acupuncturist feedback to prepare her for your second treatment.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR YORK BRANCHES
Directions to our York Hypnotherapy branch
Address: 69 Station Road, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6PZ
Directions to our York Acupuncture branch
Address: 2 Millers Yard, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EB
NSSC York hypnosis branch
NSSC York acupuncture branch
UPDATES: OUR YORK HYPNOSIS AND ACUPUNCTURE BRANCHES
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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’ will be of interest even if you do want to stop completely. Why not take a look at it before you visit our York hypnosis or acupuncture branch. Here is a taster to get you started.
….. Now when you are trying to stop smoking the habit is immaterial. Anyone can change their habits, but in the case of smoking the habit is underpinned by your addiction to nicotine. You are addicted, so you are a smoker, and because you are a smoker you develop a smoking pattern, or habit. Some nicotine addicts will develop a five-a-day pattern, some will develop a ten-a-day pattern, or 20-a-day, and so on. This pattern, or habit, has nothing whatever to do with addiction. Remember, it is addiction that makes you smoke AT ALL; how many you smoke is not to satisfy the addictive craving, because, and this is important, the addictive craving requires you to smoke only about four or five times a day. Anything over this number has nothing to do with addiction.
So the big problem when you are trying to stop smoking, the addiction, becomes meaningless when all you are doing is cutting down, because you are not going to break the addiction. You are not going to cross the addiction threshold. If you smoke, say 20 a day, five of those are cigarettes you need to maintain the addiction (to prevent withdrawal symptoms), the other fifteen are just habitual – they simply aren’t needed. You smoke them for no other reason than that they are there and they are there, remember, because you are addicted and need them there. So the addiction is feeding the habit. When you stop smoking, you control the addiction and the habit disappears on its own, with no help from you or anyone else.
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our York hypnotherapy branch
Margaret was an unusual case. Most smokers will, we know, do well with either hypnotherapy or acupuncture. Although we look at each client’s smoking issues to decide which therapy to recommend, either therapy will help almost anyone to stop smoking, Because Margaret had not seriously tried to stop before, we advised her to have hypnotherapy. We almost always do this for ‘first-timers’, which means people who have not had therapy before.
She happily accepted our advice, and duly came to see our York hypnotist. We like to speak with clients the day after their therapy, and when we spoke with Margaret we could see a clearer picture than had been available before. She said she enjoyed the experience very much, felt relaxed with our hypnotherapist, and felt she had stopped smoking by the time she got home. However, this feeling of euphoria can sometimes be misleading.
The purpose of hypnosis is to persuade your brain that the withdrawal symptoms you would normally have when you stop smoking aren’t happening. It’s really good at this. Nonetheless, we have to accept that they ARE happening. The point of the therapy is that you don’t notice them, not to prevent them. In Margaret’s case, they were felt, just enough to persuade her to smoke. She regretted it (don’t they always?), but having smoked one she smoked another. Clearly, we were almost there but we needed to do more.
Margaret wanted to see our York hypnotherapist again, and on one level this seemed like a good idea. However, we felt we should discuss another option with her. We felt that a single session of acupuncture would overcome the problem at source. This, we believed, would produce a stronger result. We explained our thinking to the client, and she agreed. She did so because she knew herself that she was succeeding, and making the right decision was critical to her final success. She considered the relatively small cost of the extra treatment well worth while, and duly came to see our York acupuncturist just a couple of days later.
Margaret, and we, thought she would need to see our hypnotherapist again, but in fact after the acupuncture she didn’t. Cases like this are very rare, but having both hypnotherapists and acupuncturists means we can give each client exactly what they need. Sometimes, as in this case, we can’t know what they need until after we have started, but that doesn’t matter. Our York hypnosis and acupuncture branches have not had to work in tandem like this since Margaret, but it was a good experience for all of us, and a happy one for the client.
OTHER STOP SMOKING SERVICES IN YORK
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 York Teaching Hospital website here.