Our Hemel Hempstead
HYPNOTHERAPY and ACUPUNCTURE
With three years of counselling to help you to stay stopped
Everything you want to know about our Hemel Hempstead hypnosis and acupuncture services
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD HYPNOTHERAPY
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 Hemel Hempstead hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD ACUPUNCTURE
This fee covers all three treatments we provide.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR HEMEL HEMPSTEAD HYPNOTIST
Carol, our Hemel Hempstead hypnotherapist, will be glad to explain all about the therapy on the phone before you make your booking.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR HEMEL HEMPSTEAD ACUPUNCTURIST
OUR HEMEL HEMPSTEAD HYPNOTHERAPY AFTERCARE
DIRECTIONS TO OUR HEMEL HEMPSTEAD HYPNOTHERAPIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST
Directions to our Hemel Hempstead Hypnotherapy branch
Directions to our Hemel Hempstead Acupuncture branch
Updates: Our Hemel Hempstead Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Branches
30th March 2019. Just for now, our Berkhamsted hypnotherapy clients are being seen at our Hemel Hempstead hypnosis branch.
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THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Before seeing our Hemel Hempstead hypnotherapist or acupuncturist, read some sample pages on our website.
Here is a very small taster:
Stop blaming yourself
It’s an interesting factor in smokers’ motivation, or lack of it, that they blame themselves for the problem. This has the paradoxical effect of making them think well it’s my own fault, I can’t blame anyone else, so that’s that. I’m not sure why people’s belief that it’s their own fault equates to being unable to stop smoking, but it does.
First of all it’s not your fault that you smoke. Smoking is not, contrary to the popular myth, self-inflicted. If you started when you were a child, like most smokers, you were under the age of responsibility and you can blame the adult world for not protecting you from the drug. Once you tried it, you came under its control, so you can blame the authorities who allowed its sale. Once you were addicted, you became psychologically dependent. Alright, perhaps you should have been stronger, but you were what you were and in normal times that hasn’t been a problem, has it? There is, then, a very strong case for not accepting the blame for your smoking.
But in any case, even if it WERE your fault there is a serious error in believing that means that you will only stop smoking when you can get your head round it which isn’t now because you’re not ready, or whatever other reason you give, but as sure as eggs is eggs you can at least convince yourself that because it’s all your fault you have to accept your hopelessness.
So two attitude changes are needed here. First, start blaming other people for the mess you’re in and second, stop allowing yourself to feel a hopeless weakling.
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Hemel Hempstead hypnotherapy branch
Amanda explained to us why she had always had such a hard time stopping smoking. As a teenager, she had associated smoking with rebelling. When she got married, she stopped smoking, and things went well for a while, but her marriage gradually deteriorated. At some point she began to smoke again, perhaps to spite her husband, who didn’t like her smoking.
By the time she came to our Hemel Hempstead hypnotherapy service, smoking had become the way she asserted her independence. She was no longer married, but she was still smoking. After a few years of being on her own, she had begun to realise that she didn’t need to prove anything by smoking. In fact she had now met another man, and he hated her smoking. She wanted to stop, for him if not just for herself, but by now she had all the same problems everyone has with trying to stop smoking.
What came out in the session, though, with our Hemel Hempstead hypnotist, was that there was some residual belief that smoking was somehow cocking a snook at the world in general. Everyone told her she shouldn’t smoke, so somewhere in her subconscious mind she saw smoking, still, as rebellion. A part of her knew that at her age it was far too late to be rebelling, and now here was her new man, but she was stuck in this contradiction.
Amanda understood this, although it helped her that we put it into words for her. But because we were a third party making the point, she attended her appointment with our Hemel Hempstead hypnotist with less conflict. Not only understanding the issue, but accepting the truth of it, was instrumental in her success at stopping smoking. There were other issues, but having said that it’s surprising how often a single issue, one you didn’t think of, can make or break the process.
Amanda did very well, and she found that once she had stopped smoking she understood how foolish it had been putting it off all this time. That’s very common. Smokers tend to live in an alternative world, where nothing really makes sense. They have to rationalise smoking in a way that is nonsensical. Interestingly, Amanda got on so well with our Hemel Hempstead hypnotherapist that she arranged to see her again for some other issues in her life that she was now starting to understand.